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Windows 7: How is this done? "Windows 7 Hits a New Low"

08 Jul 2009   #1
scj6771

windows xp
 
 
How is this done? "Windows 7 Hits a New Low"

Could someone please explain to me how this can be done when Windows 7 requires a certain amount of memory to install or run?

Windows 7 Hits a New Low - PC World

I guess what I am saying is that I myself tried to install 7 on an "older" machine but it would not let me due to insufficient memory.So how did this person get around that?


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09 Jul 2009   #2
scj6771

windows xp
 
 

I have answered my own question, the solution was the following:

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You need 512MB to install, but once installed you can remove RAM.
If you have XP/Vista installed, install Win7 using setup /nm /im
I'm guessing the switches tell it to ignore the memory requirements
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09 Jul 2009   #3
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scj6771 View Post
I have answered my own question, the solution was the following:
Well that not a hack, anyone can install a os with the required ram then remove it a real hack would be to install the new os with the ram being under what windows wants.
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09 Jul 2009   #4
scj6771

windows xp
 
 

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Well that not a hack, anyone can install a os with the required ram then remove it a real hack would be to install the new os with the ram being under what windows wants.
Who said anything about a hack?? And if you use those switches apparently you can install it with less than 512.
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09 Jul 2009   #5
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes I am going to mess with those switches and see what happens, which means I would have to have a current os installed on the machine. I wonder if I where to load win95/98 then try to install with those switches would it error out due to the OS version or continue, without a memory check as we both are thinking about.
Another thought what about a modified boot loader with those switches already added so when you boot a Windows 7 DVD to install it will not do the memory check.
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