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Windows 7: Windows 7 on OLD computers

14 Aug 2009   #81
Plazzmex

Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

anyone ? i very need to install windows seven on this computer.
need advanced help..


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14 Aug 2009   #82
jgibson

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Has anyone tried Windows 7 on a Dell Latitude D600? I have one that has a 1.4ghz Centrino processor, 1 GB RAM and and a 30gb hard drive that I haven't tried out yet.
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14 Aug 2009   #83
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jgibson View Post
Has anyone tried Windows 7 on a Dell Latitude D600? I have one that has a 1.4ghz Centrino processor, 1 GB RAM and and a 30gb hard drive that I haven't tried out yet.
you should be able to Install windows 7 without any problem......
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16 Aug 2009   #84
DocBrown

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

Well after 2 & 1/2 half days of hibernating in my Computer Science Lab, I have some results to post.

Since most of you young wippersnappers keep advising on Clean Installs. I said
" Doc " believes in a true testing challenge. So I set up my Dual Intel Pent II 400mhz and my Intel Pent III 600mhz side by side on my workbench. I used my Official TechNet RTM x86 Ultimate DownLoads to do the updating on each " Dinosaur " The Tutorials on the USB Flash drive installs worked well, except I had to boot from within Win7, as the MB did not support booting from USB drives. I did have to first upgrade the Pent-III 600mhz to Build 7229 with a DVD install as it was originally running old Build 7127 I used an external LG DVD USB Lightscribe drive to do the first upgrade. Since these are Moldy Oldie computers, mainly for experimenting with Win_7, I only have AVG Antivirus & a few gadgets installed on them. The UpGrade went very well on both with NO errors in Device Manager.

I tested them both by logging in to SevenForums & viewing the latest posts on the SevenForums Gadget.

I did not activate these with my TechNet Keys, yet as I probably will not keep them running as everyday working computers.
Save the Keys for the Good ones

" Doc "


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16 Aug 2009   #85
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jgibson View Post
Has anyone tried Windows 7 on a Dell Latitude D600? I have one that has a 1.4ghz Centrino processor, 1 GB RAM and and a 30gb hard drive that I haven't tried out yet.
You should be fine...I have just finished installing Ultimate onto our Asus Laptop which is a 1.4dhz Celeron with 1 gb Ram (shared graphics) and 160 gb hdd (new).
I had to use Drivermax to get a graphics driver installed so it would work with an external monitor...but other than that it runs as well as or better than XP (IMHO) on that machine.
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16 Aug 2009   #86
Plazzmex

Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

DocBrown,
How did you ran the install on such an old computers?
I can't run it on celeron 2.0ghz compurer because my motherboars is old and doesn't support the needed ACPI and i receive and error saying that I don't have an ACPI-compliant motherboard and the setup exits...
Can you plese explain me how can i install it on my computer?
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16 Aug 2009   #87
DocBrown

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

Yep, that has been my problem on several oldies, also. You have to have a MB & bios that is ACPI compliant. Sometimes a bios upgrade works, if you can find one for your MB. I have spent hours & hours of testing, & playing with all the different settings in the bios, till I find a combo that works.

Oldest "Dinosaur" Running Win7



" Doc "

Another Science Experiment Under Construction


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16 Aug 2009   #88
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you're telling me that you're runnning 7 on a c=64, I'll eat my IEEE interface card...

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16 Aug 2009   #89
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Plazzmex View Post
anyone ? i very need to install windows seven on this computer.
need advanced help..
A full set of spec on your computer would really help.
What version of Win 7 are your trying to install.

The more info the better the help, and not so much guessing.

Windows 7 info on ACPI = integrated through ACPI, compliant with ACPI 3.0b specification, including - Ambient light sensors/adaptive brightness
  • ACPI 3.0b compliance
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16 Aug 2009   #90
DocBrown

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

@ Tews


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