Microsoft Enthusiast Runs Windows 7 on a Pentium II System

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u217946

The online retailers participating in Microsoft's pre-order Win 7 disc sale starting at midnight Eastern tonight are:
Amazon
Best Buy
Costco
Fry's Electronics
Office Depot
Office Max
Sam's Club
Staples
Tiger Direct
Walmart
NewEgg
Nebraska Furniture Mart (What the?)

In Canada, you can hit:
Staples
Future Shop
Best Buy
London Drugs
Amazon
The Source

And in Japan, the pre-order is available at:
Yodobashi Camera
Amazon
Yamada Denki
Bic Camera
• and "all small partners" (whatever that means)

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Trooper_One

Any decent computer chumps can run Win7 on the latested and fastest hardware.  It takes a pro (a patient one) to tweek it to run on older hardware!  Congratulations and good luck with P1 quest!

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anonemus

When people say they can run W7 on P3 or lesser procs, do they mean they can boot AND run apps?

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sasquatch42

i think Win7 boots in 15~20 minutes on a PIII and runs apps slowly

I have no idea about PII rigs though

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BlueX273

Uh... Acctually, from pressing the power button to the login screen, it takes about 1 min. 30 sec. to 2 minutes. Then again I think it's because my video card is an ATI Radeon 9800 128MB.

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ajuhawk

A new Ad for MS?  Can Mac OS X make this claim?  Hmm...interesting...very interesting

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Gateway-man2891

 Without any hacking at all, i am running Windows 7 RC on a Pentium III with 512 MB of ram, the only add-on i have is i am running a FX5500 Graphics. Either way, i am attempting to get Vista or 7 to run on my Intel Celeron Desktop, its 266 MHz with 192 MB of RAM

 

I am saving up for a new PC here are the stats of my current PC that i got for X-Mas in 2002!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     Pentium III--1 GHz, 512 MB

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nightkiller

This is interesting. I'm having trouble getting (nvidia/ trident/ ati ) drivers for a P4 system to run on Fedora 10 and a resolution beyond standard VESA. Is he having better luck?

 

 

You choose a flightless bird as a mascot and wonder why it doesn't take off?

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mojosico

i remember putting windows 98 on a 386 sx25    with 4 mgs of ram  it was like putting a watermelon thru a straw but it worked and i actually got online with it on dialup it took 25 min's to load the first page . lol . IS MOJO THAT OLD?? so i belive it is possible . my next project is to try to install vista on my p3 laptop 1ghz processer 512 ram if that works i will try win 7 will update .......

 

when you wake up from a dream . did you just go to sleep and this is the dream????? mojo ponders humm  

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winmaster

Does that mean that my Pentium III should be able to run Windows 7 even though I only have 512MB of RAM? 

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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bingojubes

... Surprised it didn't give a fraction of a score like a 0.3, or something.

it would be very funny if the 1.0 score ended up being a 4.0 or higher with the most minimal system he could muster up. i hope Microsoft changes their box info and look at something like this, and change their minimum requirements list to reflect this newfound amazement.

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nekollx

 Doesn't supprise me.

7 is a break from tradition of forcing better hardwear since its also aimed at  netbook...which is like a Pentium 0.5

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nekollx

could hackerman1 be our own MPC Hackman?

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