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Windows 7: Windows 7 on OLD computers

22 Mar 2010   #191
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

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I have a reputation to try to maintain
I hear that! I can relate...LOL


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22 Mar 2010   #192
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Scratch that question. I was thinking of the old 133-SDRAM modules...duh!
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23 Mar 2010   #193
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

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I remember I installed Win7 on two old rigs of mine. It's not a 1990 PC like someone manage to install Win7 on, but the fact that it runs great is quite an accomplishment-enough for me.

MoBo: Intel D865PERL
CPU: Pentium 4 @ 2.29 GHz
GFX: ATI Radeon 9250 128MB AGPx8
RAM: DDR-333 512GB
HDD: Seagate 80GB SATA (WEI @ 5.8- made me very very happy then )

Other Rig:
MoBo: Forgot; cheap asus mobo with no SATA support
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 @ 1.8Ghz
GFX: Built-in; then replaced with ATI Radeon 9500 128MB x8 AGP
RAM: DDR266 1GB
How about my Dinosaur...

https://www.sevenforums.com/327627-post119.html
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24 Mar 2010   #194
tbplayer

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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I have Win7 RTM running like a charm on a 7 year old system with these specs:
Athlon XP 2400+, ASUS A7N266-VM (nforce 1st gen), 64MB Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro, 640MB RAM
My main system is similar - Athlon XP 2400 on ABIT KR7A mobo w/2GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 128MB.

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Win7 actually runs better than XP ever did on my 5 year old Thinkpad T42 - Pentium-M 1.8Ghz, 32MB Mobility Radeon 9000 & 1GB RAM
Win7 runs as well as XP did on this system.


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24 Mar 2010   #195
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi Everyone! It's nice to hear that so many of you have decided to run Windows 7 on your older machines - I just wanted to share this resource that you can run if you are considering installing Windows 7, but are unsure if your computer will support it - Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. The Upgrade Advisor scans your PC for potential issues and gives recommendations on what to do before installing the OS.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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24 Mar 2010   #196
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CassieFWinTeam View Post
Hi Everyone! It's nice to hear that so many of you have decided to run Windows 7 on your older machines - I just wanted to share this resource that you can run if you are considering installing Windows 7, but are unsure if your computer will support it - Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. The Upgrade Advisor scans your PC for potential issues and gives recommendations on what to do before installing the OS.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
Cassandra:

Thanks, but as you can see here many of us have several machines and we are fully aware of the upgrade advisor... we dare it with our dinosaurs!

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24 Mar 2010   #197
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CassieFWinTeam View Post
Hi Everyone! It's nice to hear that so many of you have decided to run Windows 7 on your older machines - I just wanted to share this resource that you can run if you are considering installing Windows 7, but are unsure if your computer will support it - Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. The Upgrade Advisor scans your PC for potential issues and gives recommendations on what to do before installing the OS.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
Cassandra:

Thanks, but as you can see here many of us have several machines and we are fully aware of the upgrade advisor... we dare it with our dinosaurs!

I thought it weird she would suggest this on a forum dedicate to the OS? I would think one could assume we have run into this since the upgrade advisor runs during the installation.

Anyway, that one on a 800MHz rig is hilarious!
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24 Mar 2010   #198
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CassieFWinTeam View Post
Hi Everyone! It's nice to hear that so many of you have decided to run Windows 7 on your older machines - I just wanted to share this resource that you can run if you are considering installing Windows 7, but are unsure if your computer will support it - Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. The Upgrade Advisor scans your PC for potential issues and gives recommendations on what to do before installing the OS.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
Cassandra:

Thanks, but as you can see here many of us have several machines and we are fully aware of the upgrade advisor... we dare it with our dinosaurs!

I thought it weird she would suggest this on a forum dedicate to the OS? I would think one could assume we have run into this since the upgrade advisor runs during the installation.

Anyway, that one on a 800MHz rig is hilarious!
800MHz with 512 MB RAM no less!

Why??? Because it was sitting around gathering dust! I had to try it after I saw great improvements on every machine I've loaded it on! From upgrades to clean installs... they all work better than with XP or Vista!

I too find her post hilarious for this thread, because we are here to prove the upgrade advisor WRONG!
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22 Jun 2010   #199
2 Bunny

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 
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Nice! You guys get some pretty good "experience rating" scores. At the family home desktop, we've got a pretty decent setup with a 2.8Ghz processor, 512MBs of RAM, an 80GB hard drive, and a Radeon 9200 video card. The "experience rating" or whatever still gives me a 1. The system still runs well in this setup, so I don't know why it would do that, but it works well, so I don't have to loose sleep over any "number", LOL!

- 2 Bunny
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28 Aug 2010   #200
rsrcomputer

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Win 7 Prof on PIII

Got a pentium III from 2001 [typing on it now]... initially with 256mb ram and 40gb hard drive and windows me. Believe it's asus cuv4xe mobo.

Updated couple of years later to 768mb and 160gb and xp professional.

Video card is ATI 16mb.

XP SP3 professional ran fine... web sites with heavy video [flash?... sorry not too tech savvy] a bit slow.

Windows 7 professional runs as fast if not faster than xp... everything works except audio... can't find win 7 driver for cmedia 8738 [onboard audio... on mobo, I think]... tried from c media web site but kept saying to install card when card already installed... could be I'm trying to install incorrectly.

WEI is 1.0:

Processor 1.2
Memory 1.5
Graphics 1.0
Gaming graphics 1.0
Hard disk 5.4

Office runs fine as well Of course using old school crt monitor.

Strange thing is that this desktop very finicky... w7 runs faster than xp which was faster than w2k and about same as wme/98se. Only exception was vista... very slow.

Have tried linux as well... ubuntu 10, linux mint 8/9, linux mint lxde 8/9, linux mint 8/9 xfce/fluxbox, puppy linux... pretty new at linux and perhaps I don't understand it quite well but think I can follow install instructions... anyways none of the linux above were as fast as w7
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