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Windows 7: Windows 7 on OLD computers

20 Dec 2009   #171
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by domii123 View Post
we have an old acer aspire 1260.
AMD Sempron 1.66ghz
192mb RAM (very small amount)
UniChrome IGp (i think)
40gb hdd

my dad is thinking of getting 7 family pack for the above laptop and me and my sister's laptops.
no idea how this will fare with windows 7. any advice?
The Family Pack is no longer available. MS pulled it off the market.


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20 Dec 2009   #172
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by domii123 View Post
we have an old acer aspire 1260.
AMD Sempron 1.66ghz
192mb RAM (very small amount)
UniChrome IGp (i think)
40gb hdd

my dad is thinking of getting 7 family pack for the above laptop and me and my sister's laptops.
no idea how this will fare with windows 7. any advice?
The Family Pack is no longer available. MS pulled it off the market.
i must keep up to date
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28 Dec 2009   #173
thoughtsinchaos

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

The sad this is that this 6-year-old machine is my main computer :P
It was top of the line back in it's day, and it still runs 7 flawlessly, so i'm ok with it.


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28 Dec 2009   #174
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thoughtsinchaos View Post
The sad this is that this 6-year-old machine is my main computer :P
It was top of the line back in it's day, and it still runs 7 flawlessly, so i'm ok with it.

very nice WEI on a Pent 4

Enjoy Windows 7

" Doc "
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02 Feb 2010   #175
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BuonaDomenica View Post
Hi,

I'm thinking of installing Windows 7 on this hardware. Right now it has XP SP3 on it and it is sort of slow. I will be upgrading to 1.5GB of Ram as I found some sticks on flebay for cheap.

Specs:

Abit KT7a-Raid Mobo (from about 2001)
AMD Duron 950 Mhz - Spitfire Core (Only has 64KB L2)
896MB of PC133 SDRam ( I will max it out at 1.5GB of Ram)
ATI Radeon AGP 7000 32MB of Ram
40GB Hard Drive

If Windows 7 would a little faster or just as fast (slow) as XP then I would attempt to install it but I'm afraid the Duron will be too slow to handle things.

I don't care about Aero so that would not be a problem for me.

Also those Abit KT7a VIA KT133a Chipset Boards where not the most stable back then but works fine with XP right now.

I'm afraid that I would get the APCI non-compliant error that some are getting during the install.

thanks for any input

BD
You might be able to drop an AMD XP 2400 (266) Thorton(Thornton) straight in the socket without any mods whatsoever!
These are pretty rare however as they were not made for very long!

Compare/check core/voltages are supported on your motherboard.

My old Asus A7M266-Raid even recognised the processor/name and was seriously quick (in raid) with XP Pro!
(otherwise bios screen will just say "15x processor" on start up)

According to this page XP2400+ DO work on KT7a's!
http://hardforum.com/archive/index.php/t-721030.html

" I changed "CPU Drive Strength" from AUTO to '2' in the BIOS and that seems to have been just the thing, running 15x133 = 2000MHz now."

Athlon XP Thorton 2400+ (266) 15x AXDC2400DKV3C 1.65v (circa 2003)
(A Thorton was a cut-down 'Barton' - only 256k onboard cache!)

(Don't buy the MP 2400+ laptop/mobile processor or you will end up soldering and modding!)

Get it on Ebay for peanuts - you will obviously have to source an upgraded Socket A fan too!

Google
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02 Feb 2010   #176
fcs25

Windows 7
 
 

Installed W7 on my 4 1/2 year old HP,with 2gb ram and Nivda 512mb 6200 video card W7 runs great.It's much faster on my system that either W Xp or Vista; I've had both on this computer.I have had no driver problems at all.
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06 Feb 2010   #177
ichigo1208

Windows XP
 
 

does anyone know if I could run on my pc windows 7?
I have 512 RAM,892 MHZ,ATI Radeon 9200 with 64 Mb.I think this is the oldest pc here.this pc is second hand I got it from my uncle.at first it haved 256 RAM.
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06 Feb 2010   #178
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ichigo1208 View Post
does anyone know if I could run on my pc windows 7?
I have 512 RAM,892 MHZ,ATI Radeon 9200 with 64 Mb.I think this is the oldest pc here.this pc is second hand I got it from my uncle.at first it haved 256 RAM.

It will run, but very slow.

I have built a 400mhz, & 600mhz box with 512 ram & they run, browse internet, do email, etc.

You won't be able to do major applications or play a lot of intensive games


But they were neat Science Projects for me


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13 Feb 2010   #179
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ichigo1208 View Post
does anyone know if I could run on my pc windows 7?
I have 512 RAM,892 MHZ,ATI Radeon 9200 with 64 Mb.I think this is the oldest pc here.this pc is second hand I got it from my uncle.at first it haved 256 RAM.
Should run no problem! I have it running on a PIII 800MHz with 512 MB RAM... your major issue will be your video card. You cant run aero with only 64MB of video ram.
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13 Feb 2010   #180
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
True but....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ichigo1208 View Post
does anyone know if I could run on my pc windows 7?
I have 512 RAM,892 MHZ,ATI Radeon 9200 with 64 Mb.I think this is the oldest pc here.this pc is second hand I got it from my uncle.at first it haved 256 RAM.
Should run no problem! I have it running on a PIII 800MHz with 512 MB RAM... your major issue will be your video card. You cant run aero with only 64MB of video ram.
You can get a reasonable facsimile by using "True Transparency".
Enjoy you system...I find my Dell C640 2.6mhz (PIV-m) and 2 gb ram works perfectly and the lack of AREO does not negetively effect my productivity. When I want an AREO fix I turn on True Transparency and it appears like HP (but don't need this function to work so don't use it much).
It also works on my C600 700mhz/1.0ghz (PIII) with 512ram without any issue (again try True Transperency and you will like the apperance. This system is very stable and productive on these older systems and don't forget you can probably upgrade your ram and/or processor. Check into Bios updates to find how far you can go.

Good luck .... let us know how it goes.
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