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Windows 7: Will Windows 7 Run on a Pentium 3?

14 Aug 2009   #11
czahn2001

Windows Xp Pro
 
 
here is another question

How well would a del latitude 1.6 ghz centrina 32 meg raiden 80 gig hard drive run. Becauyse I have another friend I want to install the rc trial on his pc. because it is so much better then windows xp. I was wondering if it would run well on there.. well i don't know if it is a latitude or not I forgot. anywasy it is a centrino 1.6 ghz. So i was wondering would it be able to run windows 7 without any problems. on a 32 meg card. the pc can't be upgraded. to a better card. I am afraid because of the card being 32 meg that it may not work. because it requires more then 32 meg from what I read.


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14 Aug 2009   #12
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by czahn2001 View Post
How well would a del latitude 1.6 ghz centrina 32 meg raiden 80 gig hard drive run. Becauyse I have another friend I want to install the rc trial on his pc. because it is so much better then windows xp. I was wondering if it would run well on there.. well i don't know if it is a latitude or not I forgot. anywasy it is a centrino 1.6 ghz. So i was wondering would it be able to run windows 7 without any problems. on a 32 meg card. the pc can't be upgraded. to a better card. I am afraid because of the card being 32 meg that it may not work. because it requires more then 32 meg from what I read.
Sorry czahn, but you lost me @ the 32 meg card? Translate for an old, sometimes dense man?

I have 7 on a Dell Latitude D505, running nicely. This D505 is using a 1.5 GHz Pentium M and 1GB of RAM memory. Includes a 30GB hard drive.

I hope this helps you some?

Robert
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17 Aug 2009   #13
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sparkie View Post
well said
im glad that it would actually install on a pentium3
now lets try the pentium 2....
I done both a Pent_3 & a Pent_2 Dual CPU



Windows 7 on OLD computers




" Doc "
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17 Aug 2009   #14
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I done both a Pent_3 & a Pent_2 Dual CPU
AMAZING I guess it is back to the future of past computers?

Thanks for the link ...... nice post!

Robert
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17 Aug 2009   #15
verticalgrain

 
 

Last night I installed 7 on a Pentium III 700 mhz with 512 mb ram - it was going to be a 500mhz 128 mb machine but at the last minute my friend gave me the 700 mhz processor and a bunch of extra ram.

It runs awesome - at least as fast as the windows 98 it replaced. It lags a little bit when I open a web browser or other programs, but it's not bad at all. Things like opening the start menu are very snappy, which is great.

Overall I am super super impressed with Microsoft for making 7 able to run on such old machines so well. It's brought this machine back to life for sure.
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17 Aug 2009   #16
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by verticalgrain View Post
Last night I installed 7 on a Pentium III 700 mhz with 512 mb ram - it was going to be a 500mhz 128 mb machine but at the last minute my friend gave me the 700 mhz processor and a bunch of extra ram.

It runs awesome - at least as fast as the windows 98 it replaced. It lags a little bit when I open a web browser or other programs, but it's not bad at all. Things like opening the start menu are very snappy, which is great.

Overall I am super super impressed with Microsoft for making 7 able to run on such old machines so well. It's brought this machine back to life for sure.
I agree it is amazing. You can get a 933MHz socket 370 for $5, most P3 socket 370 motherboards will support that, and 1GHz to 1.14Ghz for $6 to $8 if supported. Don't know why one would spend any money on a P3, but parts are dirt cheap?

I couldn't get 7 to install with less than 512 memory, but after the install it would run (not well) on 256!

Robert
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17 Aug 2009   #17
verticalgrain

 
 

I have several old PIII machines sitting around - lots of people give them away. I am envisioning a lot of use for these, such as a computer lab used mostly for web surfing.
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17 Aug 2009   #18
Antman

 

Vertical Grain - heads up...


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17 Aug 2009   #19
verticalgrain

 
 

Hi Antman - did I make a spelling mistake? Or are links not allowed in signatures?
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17 Aug 2009   #20
zigzag3143

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by verticalgrain View Post
Hi Antman - did I make a spelling mistake? Or are links not allowed in signatures?
VG

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