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Windows 7 on pentium 4

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Old 04-07-2009
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Windows 7 on pentium 4
  

hi
i am having system with pentium 4 1.6ghz with 512mb ram i am interested to install windows 7 on this pc but i have doubt about its working can any one tell me is windows 7 would be able to support my system ? please reply .
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Re: Windows 7 on pentium 4

For your Pentium 4 pc there is no issue of support with windows 7 the problem can be about performance as you are having low memory ram than minimum requirement so just check this minimum requirement What Is Windows 7 Minimum System Requirement? else windows 7 work fine
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Re: Windows 7 on pentium 4

I think you need some boost ok then just check here Windows 7 on Pentium III if Pentium 3 can work with windows 7 then there is no issues with Pentium 4 1.6ghz is sufficient install it and enjoy it but while some process that can be painful ...
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Re: Windows 7 on pentium 4

I just tested with 512 MB and it works without problem, even installed until the end to be sure it's not a problem with a virtual machine;just keep virtual memory high ....something cool

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Re: Windows 7 on pentium 4

My PC has the same issue, my computer is Pentium 4 1.7ghz have a 514 RAM and 60GB HDD, current OS ; Window XP. Here's the issue, when i try to boot the computer using dvd to install window 7 OS it shows FAILURE. why does it happen?

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Re: Windows 7 on pentium 4

I am a Windows 7 User since its start...i dont think it is possible to install windows 7 on P4 processor. No way. But still as above users saying it can be done, you should try installing Windows 7 Home Basic or windows 7 starter edition. They need to least system requirement.
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Re: Windows 7 on pentium 4

@ Shikhar > You are wrong : a Pentium 4 can handle Windows 7 without problem. Even a Pentium III processor can run Windows 7. Basically, any x86 processor clocked at 1 GHz or more meets the official system requirements for Windows 7 32-bit. I installed Windows 7 Home Premium on several computers with Pentium 4 HT processor and it runs fine (faster than on many netbooks as Atom is generally slower)

There is no need to choose Windows 7 Home Basic or Starter : As long as the processor is 64-bit compliant (like the last iterations of Pentium 4), you can even install any version of Windows 7 64-bit. Otherwise, you can install only Windows 7 32-bit (any 32-bit edition, including Ultimate edition 32-bit).

However, to ensure reasonable performance, I don't recommend installing Windows 7 on computers below Pentium 4 clocked at roughly 3 GHz and 1.5 GB RAM : a Pentium 4 1.7 GHz with 512 MB RAM should be too weak as Windows 7 is much heavier than Windows XP (which was designed to run even on Pentium II and 256 MB RAM). About the monrayv's specific problem at install, I suggest to check the computer ability to boot from DVD (some old computers can run from CD but not from DVD, I own a Pentium III that has a problem).
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