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Does windows 7 let you install under 1gb of ram

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#16 James Maple

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 18:32

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!

#17 f0rk_b0mb


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 18:35

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

#18 Javik



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 18:38

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

#19 ingramator



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:42

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

#20 srbeen



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:29

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.