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Windows 7: win 7 running on this! lol

21 Aug 2009   #1
benstevensuk

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
 
 
win 7 running on this! lol

I thought some of you might like to know I have win 7 running on a 5 year old Toshiba Equim EA60 laptop, with no upgrades.

Basic spec:

Intel celeron 2.93 ghz
512mb RAM
32bit op system
40gb drive

Windows rating 1.0

made up of:
processor - 3.6
ram - 2.0
graphics - 1.0
gaming - 1.0
primary drive - 3.9

I dont think that's bad going. It works pretty well, occasionally shuts down due to heat but it used to do that anyway.

It started as an experiment when my son needed one of my older laptops and I thought I would re-install windows and figured I might as well give it a try. that was over a month ago. All drivers and hardware have been found running properly and it even runs IE8.


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21 Aug 2009   #2
DocBrown

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

Great job benstevensuk,

I sure it will work fine for you son for now.

Doesn't make the " Dinosaurs " category exactly

Oldest "Dinosaur" Running Win7

" Doc "
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21 Aug 2009   #3
benstevensuk

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
 
 

no, true, but i thought the lack of ram would make it unuseable
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21 Aug 2009   #4
jimdibb

Win7 x64
 
 

I think you typo'd the processor speed, no?

2.93 Ghz sounds like it should be 1.93 for a celeron in a 5 year old laptop.

Just makes it even more impressively underpowered.
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21 Aug 2009   #5
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimdibb View Post
I think you typo'd the processor speed, no?

2.93 Ghz sounds like it should be 1.93 for a celeron in a 5 year old laptop.

Just makes it even more impressively underpowered.
Google is your friend. Not a typo.

I have found a laptop from this series with the same RAM on CraigsList for $30. Going to pick it up today. And sell it for $65 next week. Shame on me.
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21 Aug 2009   #6
benstevensuk

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
 
 

he he he

cool. says its the processor running. i was a little unsure so checked twice.

yep, 5 yr old laptops are cheap, and, although they dont work well with vista, this one works with win 7.
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21 Aug 2009   #7
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Google is your friend. Not a typo.

I have found a laptop from this series with the same RAM on CraigsList for $30. Going to pick it up today. And sell it for $65 next week. Shame on me.
lol. it's cheaper for a reason.... probably a box with a brick in it.
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21 Aug 2009   #8
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
lol. it's cheaper for a reason.... probably a box with a brick in it.
CraigsList is local, unlike eBay. I get to examine the goods. I made a bit over $10k last year from goods resold through CL.
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21 Aug 2009   #9
benstevensuk

win7 / win7 / win7 / win7 / vista / xp
 
 

thats not bad. i dont think craigslist has caught on in the same way here in the uk, but i will now keep an eye out. good hunting
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21 Aug 2009   #10
bummpr

Windows 7 x86 and x64 - RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benstevensuk View Post
I thought some of you might like to know I have win 7 running on a 5 year old Toshiba Equim EA60 laptop, with no upgrades.

Basic spec:

Intel celeron 2.93 ghz
512mb RAM
32bit op system
40gb drive
IBM Thinkpad T22 - 7 yrs old (Jan, 2002)
Intel Pentium IIIE - 900MHz
L1Cache - 32KB
L2Cache - 256KB
Just upgraded to 512mb RAM
20GB Hard drive
Video - S3 Savage/IX 1014 with 36MB memory (BIOS dtd 8/24/2001)

Win 7 runs better than even a performance version of XP.
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