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Windows 7: Windows 7 on old pc?

19 Sep 2009   #1
ratman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
 
 
Windows 7 on old pc?

I have a 6 or so year old computer that was custom built to be the best of its time but nowadays it is very sluggish with all the antivirus etc. It runs windows 2000 and i think it has 2gb of ram and a 1.8 GHz processor.
My question is: will it run windows 7 rc1 easily?


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19 Sep 2009   #2
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratman View Post
I have a 6 or so year old computer that was custom built to be the best of its time but nowadays it is very sluggish with all the antivirus etc. It runs windows 2000 and i think it has 2gb of ram and a 1.8 GHz processor.
My question is: will it run windows 7 rc1 easily?

Go for it

Windows 7 on OLD computers


" Doc "
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19 Sep 2009   #3
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

yeah it will run Windows 7 but I think Win2k is the faster operating system if you do a clean install. The only problem with Win2K is that you probably can't get Windows updates much longer.

EDIT - Well okay, Win2K is old and boring. But it's fast and stable.
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19 Sep 2009   #4
ratman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
 
 
Thanks

Thanks for your advice, I will do it soon.
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20 Sep 2009   #5
kopka

windows 7 Ultimate RC x64
 
 
what about my old pc

i have pentium 4 3ghz and 2gb of ram i have a great graphic card
GeForce 9600GT that support directX 10 and i want to see how it is
should i try win7 x32 on that pc?
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20 Sep 2009   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

If W7 recognizes your disks then why not.
If it doesn't work you've only wasted around 30 mins as you'll soon find out whether it will install or not.

You could possibly find Video driver problems but a 6 year old computer is 100% capable of running XP so you should be fine.

I wouldn't however want to try running the latest copy of Photoshop CS4 with HUGE files or running any serious video multi-media on this type of gear however.

Cheers
jimbo
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20 Sep 2009   #7
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kopka View Post
i have pentium 4 3ghz and 2gb of ram i have a great graphic card
GeForce 9600GT that support directX 10 and i want to see how it is
should i try win7 x32 on that pc?
I have a similar system and Windows 7 runs better than XP did. Go for it.
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20 Sep 2009   #8
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratman View Post
I have a 6 or so year old computer that was custom built to be the best of its time but nowadays it is very sluggish with all the antivirus etc. It runs windows 2000 and i think it has 2gb of ram and a 1.8 GHz processor.
My question is: will it run windows 7 rc1 easily?
Windows 7 runs on my pc(which have a lower speed and memory than yours check my system spec) without any problem. So i hope it will run perfectly on your pc.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
If W7 recognizes your disks then why not.
If it doesn't work you've only wasted around 30 mins as you'll soon find out whether it will install or not.

You could possibly find Video driver problems but a 6 year old computer is 100% capable of running XP so you should be fine.

I wouldn't however want to try running the latest copy of Photoshop CS4 with HUGE files or running any serious video multi-media on this type of gear however.

Cheers
jimbo
My computer can runs photoshop CS4 without any problem..
Some days ago I also tried to run Crysis on this pc and guess what I runs although with a lower frame rate. But it can run.
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20 Sep 2009   #9
Flik

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kopka View Post
i have pentium 4 3ghz and 2gb of ram i have a great graphic card
GeForce 9600GT that support directX 10 and i want to see how it is
should i try win7 x32 on that pc?
My old PC, which now belongs to my daughter has similar specs... P.4 3.2, 2 gig ram with Nvidia 6800GT.
I installed the RC on it (32 bit) for her and it runs perfectly.

Good luck and enjoy
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20 Sep 2009   #10
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Definitely go for it, you wont be disapointed.
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