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Windows 7: Windows 7 on OLD computers

06 Aug 2009   #71
Simba7

Windows 7 (Build 7600-16385)
 
 

Ahh..

One thing you can do.. Install the proper chipset drivers. Sure, they're for XP, but they work well with 7. Just make sure you set the Compatibility mode to XP.

I'm doing it with my Thinkpad R40 and Qosmio E15-AV101, both have i855 chipsets. It makes them run a bit better.


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12 Aug 2009   #72
Plazzmex

Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

People How many of you can install Win7 on such old computers like with 512mb ram and lower specs...

When i'm trying to install in it on my 6 years old computer it says that i dont have ACPI-compliant computer...
How can I come over this error to install win7? 'Cause my Motherboard is ACPI-compliant, but version 1.0b..

thanks for all..
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12 Aug 2009   #73
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Plazzmex View Post
People How many of you can install Win7 on such old computers like with 512mb ram and lower specs...

When i'm trying to install in it on my 6 years old computer it says that i dont have ACPI-compliant computer...
How can I come over this error to install win7? 'Cause my Motherboard is ACPI-compliant, but version 1.0b..

thanks for all..
Try to updating your bios. Then Try to Install windows 7.
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12 Aug 2009   #74
abuttino

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

I have a Dell in the house that's getting a 1.0 on WEI. Still sruns just about as good as XP
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12 Aug 2009   #75
PC WhizzKid

banned for piracy
 
 

I do agree that Windows 7 is a lot better on old computers.
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12 Aug 2009   #76
Plazzmex

Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

septprince,
I have the latest BIOS version available for my computer.
And the installation halts on ACPI-non compliant commputer..
What can i do ?
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12 Aug 2009   #77
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Plazzmex View Post
septprince,
I have the latest BIOS version available for my computer.
And the installation halts on ACPI-non compliant commputer..
What can i do ?
Have you got the bios from your manufacturer`s official website?

Open bios and then load optimised settings and then try.
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12 Aug 2009   #78
Simba7

Windows 7 (Build 7600-16385)
 
 

What kind of system is this? If this is a custom build, what's the motherboard manufacturer and model?

Also, some systems allow you to disable ACPI (I don't have a clue why). Dig through your BIOS and see if it does.
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12 Aug 2009   #79
Plazzmex

Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

septprince,
Ok.. i'm trying now to update the bios version.. it seem that there is one newer that was on my mb.

Simba7,
Motherboard ECS P4S5MG/GL+ Rev:7.0

P.S: And how could you install windows XP if there was no option to disable ACPI ?
of cource i have enabled it before installinf 7..

p.S2: i'm afraid of updating bios cause if something goes wrong i will end up with broken pc..
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12 Aug 2009   #80
Plazzmex

Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

Ok..
I have updated the bios to the latesst version (Release 28/10/2003)
Then loaded default setting in bios.
Then tried to install windows 7 again.. and// again it showed me the ACPI-error !
I don't know what to do anymore.. i'm tired..
What can i do to make this wtupid setup install on my computer?
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