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Does windows 7 let you install under 1gb of ram

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The title says it all. Does it? if not, is there a way to bypass that without using vlite? thanks

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System Requirements for Windows 7 are

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I installed Vista on a PC with 768MB RAM only and it worked fine, so it should work also with Win7

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How will it ever run on a netbook?

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It's targeted into the netbook market, so it should run fine on those... but most of the new ones have 1 or 2 GB of ram installed.

Anyway, I installed 7000 on my sister's 1GHz Athlon XP + 512MB RAM + GF 2 MX. Can't say it was a first class flight, but it was certainly possible to work with it.

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System Requirements for Windows 7 are

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Yes, it will even install on a P3 with 512MB RAM.

Your experience index will be 0.9, but it'll install and run.

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How will it ever run on a netbook?

I ran the Beta on my Acer Aspire One with 1GB with no problems at all (and that is even taking into account the fact that it had integrated video, meaning it really had less than 1GB available).

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Your experience index will be 0.9, but it'll install and run.

:laugh:

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:laugh:

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Bet you thought it only went from 1.0 to 7.9.

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oh man hdood that's awesome :D hows it run? obviously aero and all that is disabled but whats the functionality?

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How will it ever run on a netbook?

It's doing pretty well on my Dell Mini. Aero even works, although it drags it a bit, switched back to the basic theme. I don't forsee using photoshop or gaming much on it. But that's not what I bought it for to begin with. It's great for having a light lappy to take pretty much anywhere.

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Bet you thought it only went from 1.0 to 7.9.

:rofl: . My power machine is getting a 5.5 performance review.

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i installed the Win7 RC on an IBM T42 at work here that has 768mb of RAM. Worked just fine and was actually pretty fast. Just don't install a virus scanner ;) Mcafee Enterprise chewed up any of that speed it did have prior lol

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Thanks you all. I will try it once the download is finish. I knew the requirement is 1GB. I just didn't know if it will let me install under 1GB or not. I have a dimension 4550 with 768mb of ram. Thanks again

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WOW! I have a thinkpad R50e with 256mb... Can't upgrade to over 1gb at the moment so if i can run on 768 that ammazing! Thanks guys!! Your boss!

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It'll be slow as hell but theoretically it may. Try it out!

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Yes, it will install, I believe 512MB is the minimum for a successful install. It will however be extremely sluggish.

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It will install and run but Windows 7 isn't very RAM optimised.

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use 32Bit, disable all graphical extras (fades/animations/themes) and go through the services.msc list (blackcat used to have a list of what could be disabled) and it'll work all right. Not miracles, but it'll work good enough for browsing & light videos. Mine (3GHz single core with 1GB ram Gateway) will play 480 youtube res videos in 'large' window. higher res or full-screen don't play nice. Also using the MS security essentials.

if it says it needs more ram to install, thats all it needs it for. I have seen 7 on 512MB ram... just wow tho. suggest a new system or more ram.

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