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Windows 7: Can I install Win7 64 on an old P4 PC?

14 Nov 2016   #1
hatemf23

Windows 7 Professional, 64bit
 
 
Can I install Win7 64 on an old P4 PC?

I have an old desktop PC running on Pentium 4 + 4 GB RAM, I checked and this version of the processor does support 64bit OS. but what will be the impact of the Windows 7? can it handle it? the current Win XP is responsive enough except under heavy loads, can I expect something similar with Win 7?


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14 Nov 2016   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

If you can find Win 7 compatible drivers (Vista will work) then you can give it a go. But, if there are no compatible drivers, forget it. One specifically you will need is a Vista/Win 7 sound driver as the XP driver is not compatible.

With only 4GB of RAM you are better off installing the 32 bit version. The main use with a 64 bit is if you have more than 4GB of RAM. A 64 GB OS requires more basic memory than a 32 bit and thus you would have less for programs.
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14 Nov 2016   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Totally agree with Fireberd. Install the 32 bits version.
If you have another HDD, replace the existing HDD to find out if Win 7 runs without any issues.
If it does, clone the drive to a 128G SSD and use the HDD for data.
I have one of this. PNY CS1311 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7CS1311-120-RB-Newegg.com
So far so good
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15 Nov 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Of course you can install W7 on a board running a P4, I`ve done it countless times.
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