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Windows 7: Cannot install Windows 7 on PC with 256 MB RAM

10 Oct 2009   #11

XP, Seven, 2008R2

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raindrop View Post
is there any Windows 7 tweaker?
Yeah, arguably too many of them. None of them are going to help you run Windows 7 in 256MB of RAM.

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10 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

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I followed the forum guide:
Install Windows 7 on Computer with Less than 512MB RAM

however the new ISO will not bypass the RAM limitation.

Can you please advise?

Did anyone upload a working ISO?

PM and help will be highly appreciated

With all due respect, did you seriously expect to get a fully functional windows 7 install running, much less any applications, on 256mb of RAM??
I would suggest that you do as QuackPot suggests and invest a few dollars/euros on at least 2GB of ram before proceeding...
This is an old laptop that can handle maximum of 256 MB RAM
I have a working Windows 7 Starter Key (from technet)
and I received feedback that the performances on 256 MB are good
in some cases better than XP

due to the old hardware, I have no way to expand the RAM
Can anyone advise?
You won't be able to get Windows 7 to run on a computer of that spec. You need to upgrade to a new laptop or stick with XP.

I'd get a new laptop if I were you. Most these days have 3GB-4GB or RAM.
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10 Oct 2009   #13

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raindrop View Post
is there anyone that can help in bypass the 512 MB limitation?
is there any Windows 7 tweaker?
Any windows tweaker would use more ram than it could save you. I havent seen any one running in a max of 256mb but make sure you have lots of time and a big page file.

Good luck and let us know if we can help

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10 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

there is a user here that specializes in things like this. His name is DocBrown. If you search his user name you will find several computers with specs = to yours that worked. If anyone can he can. I PM'ed him the link to this thread.

hope this helps

thanks ken!
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10 Oct 2009   #15

XP, Seven, 2008R2

Doc must be a miracle worker! because that is what it would take to get acceptable performance out of Win7 in 256MB RAM. A miracle.
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 Cannot install Windows 7 on PC with 256 MB RAM

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