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Windows 7: windows 7 and 512 ram

02 Jun 2010   #1
minigamer

windows 7
 
 
windows 7 and 512 ram

I was just wondering if I could put windows 7 on and older machine running only 512 memory. I know that it's recommended at least 1 gb but, from what I've been reading on the net it would be possible. The machine in question is an old Dell dimension L866r.I'm just looking to see what the pros think of this. Here's the link to the article I read.
Windows 7 Runs Flawlessly on 512MB RAM | Windows 7 News | Windows Tools, Help & Guides


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02 Jun 2010   #2
w7101

Wds 7 32.bit Ultimate
 
 

"Flawlessly' ..Is the strong word ....I'd say ....
Ok to surf on the net and watch youtube ..
You will see it starts to craw when you try to run any video edit program or any thing like that..even freezes up ...
1 GB ram is the best way to go ... IMO ..
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02 Jun 2010   #3
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

I will be slow.

Very slow.

But you can install it.

But it will be slow.
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02 Jun 2010   #4
kucing13

 

yes and you'll need to run it with classic theme,no aero,animation etc
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02 Jun 2010   #5
minigamer

windows 7
 
 

cool..thank you, my kids use the machine mostly for surfing the net and browser games. I will keep you guys up to date on this little adventure.
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02 Jun 2010   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
yes and you'll need to run it with classic theme,no aero,animation etc
If there is a graphics card capable of running Aero in that machine. You want to run Aero even on a low RAM machine. Trust me, it is a pain without Aero on such a system.
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02 Jun 2010   #7
kucing13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
yes and you'll need to run it with classic theme,no aero,animation etc
If there is a graphics card capable of running Aero in that machine. You want to run Aero even on a low RAM machine. Trust me, it is a pain without Aero on such a system.
correct,im just worried about what he said on browser games
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02 Jun 2010   #8
hotdogofdoom

windows 7
 
 

I had windows 7 beta running on an old compaq presario 5005SR from Sears.
P3 933
512 megs sd ram PC133 (came with 128megs, i upgraded)
geforce 5500FX PCI
X-Fi xtream gamer sound card
it came with winME so any os would be an upgrade

It could serf the net, run messengers, videos, stuff like that but it did run out of ram real fast and would start using the hdd. I don't think my compaq could use 1 gig of ram though so I went back to winXP. 1 gig recommended though. But it 'will' work.

On a side note I think I managed to get aero glass to work. But I could be wrong.
Also win7 ran better on it than vista.
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