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Windows 7: Oldest "Dinosaur" Running Win7

31 May 2009   #11
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Woot xd


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31 May 2009   #12
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The Celeron beats me but I have 7137 on a P4 3.0 Ghz 512 MB ram with ATI express 200 graphics and it runs aero with a 2.0 WEI.
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31 May 2009   #13
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
How about this mix of old and new.

Emulating an old IBM mainframe 3031 running MVS/370 complete with Operators console and a TSO ("Time Sharing Option") terminal - all running on a LAPTOP with windows 7 (x-64) and running faster than the "Old Iron" did back then.

Those days you could even get your data in via old fashioned "punched cards"

Actually it was a decent OS even way back in the mid to late 70's. Many of the designs of the OS are still incorporated today in modern OS developments.

Cheers
jimbo


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31 May 2009   #14
fusion1

Windows: 7100 RC1 & Vista SP2
 
 

I've had it running 7000 a while ago on a Dell Dimension 866L Pentium 3 with 512MB of old SD ram memory. The Intel 815i graphic chipset wasn't Aero compliant so everything was in low resolution which made it annoying to use. Wasn't worth spending $30-$50 for a card just to say I COULD run it on something so old. Worked fairly quickly though through the wireless Netgear WG111v3 USB adapter.
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02 Jun 2009   #15
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You know reading this topic makes the wonder if I can get Windows 7 to run on my old AMD K6 500Mhz machine with 512 meg ram... Then again do I event want to try it is the true question..
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05 Jun 2009   #16
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I think that I could try it on my mom's old PC but I have two problems :
320MB of RAM
no DVD drive



It has a Celeron 700MHz with a Voodoo III graphic card.
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05 Jun 2009   #17
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
I think that I could try it on my mom's old PC but I have two problems :
320MB of RAM
no DVD drive



It has a Celeron 700MHz with a Voodoo III graphic card.

I used a LG Brand USB DVD to install it on my Intel 600mhz computer.
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06 Jun 2009   #18
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
I think that I could try it on my mom's old PC but I have two problems :
320MB of RAM
no DVD drive



It has a Celeron 700MHz with a Voodoo III graphic card.
You could use a USB removable disk. Look here: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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06 Jun 2009   #19
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

my girldfriend still runs a p4 1.6, 1gig sd pc-133 ram, usb 1.0, on-board graphics 64mb, 40gb hdd. It's an old Dell desktop that has no pci slots on the board so apart from upgrading the ram (which is now maxed out) that's as good as it's gonna get.

I loaded 7137 on it and all went well until i tried to install office 07 and things went belly up. I'm re-building another box for her and the kids and i'm gonna play around again with this old thing coz i reckon i can get it going. xp pro sp3 runs very well on it tho.
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06 Jun 2009   #20
akash3656

Windows 7 32-bit; no 64 coz its a P4 478
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
I think that I could try it on my mom's old PC but I have two problems :
320MB of RAM
no DVD drive



It has a Celeron 700MHz with a Voodoo III graphic card.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McBlzr View Post
I used a LG Brand USB DVD to install it on my Intel 600mhz computer.
USB boot? May not be possible on old computers... ALTHOUGH MS says minimum RAM is 1 GB, 7 can actually BOOT up with only 100 MB RAM(RC stage and tested in Virtualbox!)... But the RAM is STILL low, but if you want to give it a spin, take out an IDE DVD reader/burner connect it up AND BOOM! 7! but the graphic card drivers may not be available which will cause annoying lags... BUT 4 testing y not. and make sure you have enough HD space... My old comp (Pentium 2) only has 5 GB HD... no 7 there... coz no space
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