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Windows 7: System Specifications

03 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
System Specifications

Hi folks,

Just out of curiosity, what is the lowest-spec system anyone has managed to install W7 beta build 7000 on, and what has been your experience? By lowest-spec, I mean lower than the following:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft

Minimum recommended specs call for:
  • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • 16 GB of available disk space
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme)
  • DVD-R/W Drive
  • Internet access (to download the Beta and get updates)

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03 Feb 2009   #2

XP pro, Win7 Ultimate x86

I'm sure it's not the lowest possible, but here goes:

Celeron M 353 @ 630Mhz
i915GM 8MB VRAM (Support for DirectX 9 yes, but no WDDM drivers, hence no Aero)
vlited Build 7000

Well, it works...:)
Feels pretty much the same as XP did.
Bottleneck here is definitely the small SSD. (But to be fair, even my XP installs managed to fill that up^^)
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