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Windows 7: Oldest "Dinosaur" Running Win7

16 Jun 2009   #61
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ikilledkenny View Post
I think hackerman gets the gold medal!
Countdown up till 3 more days........

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18 Jun 2009   #62

Linux (Debian, Android)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

W7 runs on a P2 with 266MHz CPU, 96MB RAM & 4Mb graphic card !

i have done 3 tests: 2 successfull...
1. 128 MB RAM
2. 96 MB ram

take a look at the screenshots...

on my third test with 64 MB i got some errormessages about "insufficient memory", then it rebooted...

i also have a P1 with 166Mhz CPU & 1MB Graphic card, without the powersupply-unit, as i have used it for some test on another PC.

if i can find the Powersupply-unit, im going to test the P1 tomorrow...
Can you post the full WEI scores of your system? :)

I saw your contribution here: UX Evangelist: Windows 7 on a Dinosaur!
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18 Jun 2009   #63

i can tell you what its NOT

im going to join in.
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18 Jun 2009   #64

Windows 7 x64

Speaking of dinosaur : PIII ,512 MB SDRAM , 30 GB WD hdd ,build is RC localized on croatian. I only put in ATI 2400 PRO AGP to have Aero. My son says Seven works better than XP on it.
I would plug in another 512 of RAM ,but mbo is ASUS TUSL2-C and 512 is max on it.
Everything works fine ,there was no BSODs ,you can even play on it ,of course on low resolutions!

Edit: yeap ,hackerman 's the man!

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17 Aug 2009   #65


So Hackerman, any luck with the PI yet?
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18 Aug 2009   #66

Windows 7 RC7100 x64

damn it i've got an amd duron 800 with a mx440 64mb video 20gb idd hdd dvdrom and 512mb of ram - might give it a go
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18 Aug 2009   #67


That should run fine Vindassius - as I mentioned in another thread I installed on a Pentium III 700mhz with 512mb ram the other night and it seems to run well. Can't have too many programs open at the same time, but I can live with that.
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21 Aug 2009   #68

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

I still can't believe Windows 7 can run on just 96mb ram, must take ages to get anything done lol

I have a old 486 may give it a try but doubt it will work at all.
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21 Aug 2009   #69


DEFINITELY try the 486 - can you imagine if it worked?

I heard something about a netbook version of 7 being put together. I wonder if that would run even better on old machines.
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21 Aug 2009   #70

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

My latest TechNet RTM version on " Old Computers "

Windows 7 on OLD computers

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