• Now's your chance win big! Join our community and get entered to win a RTX 2060 GPU, plus more! Join here.

    Meet Stan Dmitriev of SurrogateTV on the Pi Cast TODAY! The show is live August 11th at 2:30 pm ET (7:30 PM BST). Watch live right here!

    Professional PC modder Mike Petereyns joins Scharon on the Tom's Hardware Show live on Thursday, August 13th at 3:00 pm ET (8:00 PM BST). Click here!

Windows 7 Successfully Installed on a Pentium II

Status
Not open for further replies.

hemelskonijn

Distinguished
Oct 8, 2008
412
0
18,780
0
Interesting that he got it to run, though i wonder what exactly did he get to run ?

Obvious it booted to the desktop but will he be able to boot it to the desktop start a browser and post a reply to my message here in under 15 minutes ?
 

scook9

Distinguished
Oct 16, 2008
826
0
18,980
0
its' a shame the Microsoft windows use experience bottoms out at 1.0.....I would be interested to see where this actually falls. And yes, way too much spare time...
 

erichlund

Distinguished
Jul 18, 2008
45
0
18,530
0
I have a 2 GB HP laptop that runs out of resources after several days if I leave it on and just log out when I'm not using it. This is only using the built in email client, Explorer 8 and Quicken. I should qualify that by saying there may be a couple of other things running in the background, but I've never had this happen with Vista or XP.
 

zubai

Distinguished
Sep 7, 2007
39
0
18,530
0
Sure he can run it, but can he use it? Hmm.. I've got an old pc, might try this myself (I got a lot of time too).
 

chripuck

Distinguished
Oct 30, 2008
198
0
18,680
0
[citation][nom]erichlund[/nom]I have a 2 GB HP laptop that runs out of resources after several days if I leave it on and just log out when I'm not using it. This is only using the built in email client, Explorer 8 and Quicken. I should qualify that by saying there may be a couple of other things running in the background, but I've never had this happen with Vista or XP.[/citation]

???? Are you referring to Windows 7? You know it's still in the RC stage... Why would you expect it to be perfect yet?

At least hold your complaints until October. :)
 

Hanin33

Distinguished
Feb 13, 2009
388
0
18,780
0
eh... everything that would run on a 'modern' pc will run under the system shown... just slower... there's nothing in the architecture that's lacking in between those series of processor/motherboards that would not allow a program to run. if you strip down the services and wot not, i bet it'd run just fine as a IM client and web browsing without flash crap... i think we're just too spoiled because there's still a great majority, worldwide, that uses pentium 2/3 class hardware...
 
G

Guest

Guest
wonder how big the harddrive is.
I have a old laptop with similar hardware but only 4 GB of HDD.
Don't think its worth trying to install :)
 
G

Guest

Guest
I'm sure even a 166Mhz processor could boot Win7, but the user experience will be.. just terrible!
With CPU speeds lower than our current RAM, graphics, PCIE, or FSB speeds, what can you expect?

I bet it took all 24 hours to get that one installed!

It'd be nice to see some specs!
 

perpetual98

Distinguished
Mar 22, 2007
44
0
18,530
0
[citation][nom]rbarone69[/nom]Windows exp rating of -8.WARNING use of this machine may cause you to go back in time.[/citation]

LOL! Thanks for the chuckle :)
 

rooket

Distinguished
Feb 3, 2009
1,097
0
19,280
0
A pentium II what's the point lol. I also have a Pentium 233mmx I guess I could try it out on if I thought it served any purpose but it doesn't. :) I'm about to scrap a pentium III 1ghz system and put at least a P4 in that, and even P4's are slow.
 

apmyhr

Distinguished
Apr 23, 2009
258
0
18,780
0
[citation][nom]erigolhuhu[/nom]Talking about that, are they going to add something to change that huge windows bar in the final version?[/citation]
The RC is suppose to be feature complete. Which means any changes will just be bug fixes, minor tweaks, and added drivers.
 

methal

Distinguished
Mar 17, 2009
51
0
18,630
0
meh, meh, and more MEH!! When they can get the latest version of windows to run on a 486 then I might say "hey look, windows can one more thing linux does with ease..."

 

apmyhr

Distinguished
Apr 23, 2009
258
0
18,780
0
I'm suprised to see so many Toms readers criticising the man for having to much time on his hands. Aren't we all suppose to be enthusiasts? I think its awesome. I might give a crack at installing on my old Pentium M...
 

brickhouse

Distinguished
Jun 7, 2009
3
0
18,510
0
I'm running the RC on a Toshiba Satilite a70 laptop. 1 Gig of ram and an ati mobility 9000 gpu. I was never able to get drivers running under vista for the gpu, but under Win 7 XP drivers from 2006 are working fine.

The laptop performs fine for everyday tasks (office, web, email) and is WOW is even quite playable on it :)

If you haven't tried it, don't open your yaps.

 

brickhouse

Distinguished
Jun 7, 2009
3
0
18,510
0
LOL. I'm betting it would. If it meets the requirements for WOW these days then I bet it would. Having said that, I'm not betting on how fast at all :)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS