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Windows 7: 2 operating systems?

15 Apr 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

There is no downgrade path for Win7. Vista would use as much or more resources.

XP might run well on it. Do you have retail copy of XP, or did it possibly come with the machine in question so that we could help you reintsall it with that license?

If you upgrade your RAM to 1 or 2 gb you can probably run Win7 fine on it. Do you need to know how to go about this?


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15 Apr 2011   #12
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Only if you either format the hard drive, or create a new partition if you have the space.
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16 Apr 2011   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Your spec's say x64.
x64 with less than 1gb of ram would run slow.

Can you post your specs.
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16 Apr 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

Bingo, nice catch Ray: 64 bit Win7 would run like molasses on that hardware.

Fredrik, can you find a 32 bit installer for your licensed version to clean reinstall, while upgrading to at least 1-1 gb of RAM. We can help you with the steps for each of these.

Reinstalling Windows 7

Google your exact make/model + memory upgrade then read the results to find out your exact RAM specs and the prices. Easiest though is to go to the counter at CompUSA to get the exact RAM for a good price - call ahead to check if you want.
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16 Apr 2011   #15
deanolfc

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

downgrade to windows xp instead of win 98 update ,

edit , you will need the xp disk
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16 Apr 2011   #16
fredrik2011

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i only have the 98 disk AND i have done an partition for windows 98, but when i boot up my cpu and set it to boot from the cd it won't do that. What am I doing wrong?

I missed the Ram It has 2gb of Ram
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16 Apr 2011   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fredrik2011 View Post
i only have the 98 disk AND i have done an partition for windows 98, but when i boot up my cpu and set it to boot from the cd it won't do that. What am I doing wrong?

I missed the Ram It has 2gb of Ram
Windows 98 will not install with 2gb of ram.
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16 Apr 2011   #18
fredrik2011

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Why?
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16 Apr 2011   #19
fredrik2011

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It has 1.75gb of RAM
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16 Apr 2011   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
Windows 98 won't install on a machine that has more than 1 gig of RAM, I've noticed. A good number of years ago (around 2005 or so), I tried installing Windows 98 on a machine that had around 2 gigs of RAM, and every time I tried to install it, it would freeze and not go anywhere else. I tried installing it multiple times with it freezing in the same place. Also note: Windows 98 does NOT receive anymore updates from Microsoft. Drivers and PC games are no longer created for 98, either. Most games these days require Windows XP or later.

If you're serious about installing 98, make absolutely sure you have less than a gig of RAM, otherwise, it won't work. I've tried this, trust me.

Hardware drivers are also not offered to Windows 98, either! None of the later hardware has 98 Drivers. Even if you managed to install 98 onto a recent machine, NONE of your hardware will have drivers for a 10+ year old OS if your hardware is 2004 or created after that.
You would need less than 1gb.
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