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Windows 7: Can I install 7127 on 256 MB of RAM?

21 May 2009   #1
aeronauticsrock

Windows 7 7127
 
 
Can I install 7127 on 256 MB of RAM?

Im doing a computer restore for someone- using 7127.


Can I go ahead and install it on 256MB of RAM with a Celeron M 1.4GHz? They are getting 1 GB of RAM in the next 3 days.

Thanks!


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21 May 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You can try but I don't think it will work to well. The minimum is 1Gig but people have installed with 512MB and it runs OK.
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21 May 2009   #3
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

via MS.

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A PC for testing with these system requirements:
    • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    • 1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    • 16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)
    • DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
i would wait for the ram
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21 May 2009   #4
Zagadka

Win 7, Win 8, Ubuntu (64 bit)
 
 

I don't know the technical limit, but "no" would probably be the answer.
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21 May 2009   #5
Wilson

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a spare computer at home that is running 7; 384MB (DDR 333MHz) RAM, Celeron 1.7GHz. It's not taking home the prize for most responsive system, but it does work a lot better than Vista on the same setup (it was an experiment I performed :P).
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21 May 2009   #6
aeronauticsrock

Windows 7 7127
 
 

So it would be usable? And I could just throw the RAM in ASAP?
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21 May 2009   #7
Wilson

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Usable, yes, but if you run more than a couple programs it will be doing a lot more hard disk paging than XP would (assuming that's the previous OS), in other words it would start to try your patience.
Just don't hold me liable if it's slower than you thought :P
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21 May 2009   #8
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

personally i'd say wait for the RAM it'll be slow as hell
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21 May 2009   #9
aeronauticsrock

Windows 7 7127
 
 

eh, I REALLY doubt it could try your patience more than it does right now. About 15 minutes to boot, 20 before its usable. Only problem is it looks like you cant install without 512 MB without editing a setup dll.... guess Ill have to be patient :-)
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21 May 2009   #10
Wilson

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aeronauticsrock View Post
eh, I REALLY doubt it could try your patience more than it does right now. About 15 minutes to boot, 20 before its usable. Only problem is it looks like you cant install without 512 MB without editing a setup dll.... guess Ill have to be patient :-)
For me, Build 7100 installed without taking issue to the 384MB of RAM, and it's only a few minutes from booting to usable (YMMV).
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