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Windows 7: Windows 7 on OLD computers

05 Jun 2011   #251
Ravi5kumar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hariharan View Post
Installed Windows 7 Home Basic x86 on the below system.

Specs:

Processor: Intel Celeron 1.1Ghz Socket 370

Motherboard: Zebronics 810E motherboard

Memory: 2x256MB SD RAM

Storage: Maxtor 160GB IDE HDD

Display card: nVidia FX5200 PCI Graphics card

Ethernet: D-Link 538 TX Lan Card

USB 2.0 Card: Zebronics PCI USB 2.0 card
Wow! You are great!


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05 Jun 2011   #252
apollodominion

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I installed Windows 7 Pro SP1 32bit on my classic gaming pc to see if it worked

Duel Pentium III 800EB S370
2GB SDRAM PC133 (1gb-512-512)
Geforce 4800Ti AGP 128mb ( 2x Voodoo2 12mb SLI for Glide2x/3x)
SB Live! 24bit
4x 120GB IDE 1x 160GB SATA HDDs
Windows 98SE-Windows 2000 SP4R2-Windows 7 32bit
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05 Jun 2011   #253
gregrocker

 

I have an HP 510 notebook with Celeron 1.1ghz I use for travel and on the beach, expecting it to drown (without rescue) years ago but it it perseveres as a sturdy tireless surfer.

Upgrading from 528mb to a gig RAM made all the difference. It runs as good as Win7 ever does, just without Aero which I don't even notice.

So the gig of RAM is the hump even with a weak processor. Without that I couldn't run gadgets or Avast.
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05 Jun 2011   #254
NeroDevil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I managed to squeeze Windows 7 Home Basic x86 on my old rig:

Intel Celeron CPU : 2.6GHz
512MB DDR-400 RAM (2X256MB)
Gigabyte GA-8SIMLH-P(-C)
SiS 651 chipset (SiS are terrible, by the way D8)
80GB WD IDE Hard Drive
SiS Integrated Graphics (These are like...worse than Intel IGP's) :O

Yet, Window's was perfectly useable, and surprisingly nippy for this setup.
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05 Jun 2011   #255
hariharan

Windows Vista Home Premium x86, Home Premium x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravi5kumar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hariharan View Post
Installed Windows 7 Home Basic x86 on the below system.

Specs:

Processor: Intel Celeron 1.1Ghz Socket 370

Motherboard: Zebronics 810E motherboard

Memory: 2x256MB SD RAM

Storage: Maxtor 160GB IDE HDD

Display card: nVidia FX5200 PCI Graphics card

Ethernet: D-Link 538 TX Lan Card

USB 2.0 Card: Zebronics PCI USB 2.0 card
Wow! You are great!
Thanks.
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12 Jun 2011   #256
shunk wugga

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello Seven forum. Found this forum while debating on whether or not I should throw 7-32bit on one of my old machines and trying to figure out why it refuses to work properly on my other one.

Machine 1
Dell Optiplex GX200
933MHz Pentium 3
512MB PC800 RAMBUS (2x256MB)
64MB ATI Radeon 7000 PCI video card

This machine would get a RAM upgrade to 1GB (2x512MB) and a video card swap to an ATI 9250 PCI card. Judging from some of your posts, this just might work well.

The second machine is my primary workstation, custom built by myself. I've tried installing both Vista-32 and Win7-32 on it and have precisely the same problem with it.

Machine 2

Asus P4G800-V Motherboard
3.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 HT (Prescott core) with Hyperthreading on.
Kingston 2GB PC3200 RAM (2x1GB)
PNY 256MB Geforce 6200 AGP video card
Creative Audigy2


k... here's the issue with this one. It SHOULD work with 7 and Vista without a problem but I have the exact same problem with both: I install either OS on my machine and at first everything is fine. At first login, I can enable Aero Glass, then download and install a Service Pack (on Vista), reboot and immediate blue screen.

Since I can't get past this, I try it again: reinstall - ok, first login - ok, don't enable aero glass - ok, install Service Pack, reboot, blue screen.

Here's where it gets odd: If I simply install the OS, all is well until I reboot even if I haven't install a thing. The first login is fine and everything works, but when I reboot, I get a blue screen.

The complaints I've read on the net have this being an issue between Vista/7 and Nvidia's driver, but I haven't even installed a driver yet; I'm still using the driver that ships with the OS!

To see if that made a difference, I installed the latest NVidia driver with the same result: blue scree upon reboot.

I installed Vista using an old Matrox G400 card I had laying around and it worked just fine, no problems with blue screens.

of the two, this one should be most capable of running 7, but I can't get past the blue screens


... and if I ever get around to rebuilding my ThinkPad 570e (P3-500), I'mma try Win7 on that one too.
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12 Jun 2011   #257
DocBrown

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

Welcome, Have you checked out our Questions list for help with installing.

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
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19 Jun 2011   #258
4lex

Various sevens, couple of xbuntus
 
 

A ten year old mobile p3/800/256mb/20gb. Actually it goes better than the xp it replaced!
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21 Jun 2011   #259
hariharan

Windows Vista Home Premium x86, Home Premium x86
 
 

Good.

Enjoy your new(old) system.
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22 Jun 2011   #260
Sbrideau

Windows 10 Pro / OpenSUSE
 
 

I might not have an old system like you guys, but I still find it impressive on what systems can work, and better than XP over that.
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