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 PostPost subject: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:44 pm 
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I was wondering if it was possible to install windows 7 on my old laptop with 256 mb of ram. When I try to install it I get an error message telling me I don't Have enough Ram.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:54 am 
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How much ram you do you really have? You mentioned you have 256MB even though the title says 512MB. Also, it's possible that you can install Windows 7 with that little RAM, but if you do you might have to stick with 6519 or 6801 not 7000 or 7022...

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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:53 pm 
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thlump, That is nonsense, stick with 7000 and you will be fine.

Now if you have 512mb as in the title that iss what I have on my laptop and i would say it runs smoothly. but you may want to disable indexes and other things.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:54 pm 
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thlump, That is nonsense, stick with 7000 and you will be fine.

Now if you have 512mb as in the title that iss what I have on my laptop and i would say it runs smoothly. but you may want to disable indexes and other things.

Uhm. No, that is not nonsense. Please learn and educate yourself before stupidly claiming something that something is "nonsense". Windows 7 will NOT install on 256MB of RAM. It just won't.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:59 pm 
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And even if you could get it running on 256 (I've read about it) you'd be better off dropping house bricks on your crotch.

Stick with what works on low spec machines, XP, FLP, 2000 and sometimes Linux.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:40 pm 
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Uhm. No, that is not nonsense. Please learn and educate yourself before stupidly claiming something that something is "nonsense". Windows 7 will NOT install on 256MB of RAM. It just won't.


Title says 512 though (huh)? That and I was saying "how would 6956 install but not 7000?".


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Boot.wim is too big to fit into RAM if you have less than 512MB.

Good luck though

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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:34 pm 
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Boot.wim is too big to fit into RAM if you have less than 512MB.

Good luck though

boot.wim in Vista is big as 7 boot.wim, but with vLite, you can install it on 256mb system, so it's not about boot.wim.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:42 pm 
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I don't get why you'd want to get Vista or 7 running on 256 RAM though, on a low spec machine the two are horribly bland and slow.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:57 pm 
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I don't get why you'd want to get Vista or 7 running on 256 RAM though, on a low spec machine the two are horribly bland and slow.

Probably to see how low can Windows 7 can run on. But it's definitely will be slow on 256mb system though.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:03 pm 
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I've run it on a 512MB stick of DDR and it was slow but usable, I guess you could run it on 256 if you really, really cut down on the apps, but it'd basically kill the functionality of the machine.

Really, 256MB, FLP, Xp or 2000.


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I've run it on a 512MB stick of DDR and it was slow but usable, I guess you could run it on 256 if you really, really cut down on the apps, but it'd basically kill the functionality of the machine.

Really, 256MB, FLP, Xp or 2000.

You can run on 256mb without problem, IF you do remove .NET Framework. In my testing, removing .NET Framework from the installer source didn't have any bad effects on the system, unless you want to run .NET Framework based applications.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:20 am 
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I've run it on a 512MB stick of DDR and it was slow but usable, I guess you could run it on 256 if you really, really cut down on the apps, but it'd basically kill the functionality of the machine.

Really, 256MB, FLP, Xp or 2000.

You can run on 256mb without problem, IF you do remove .NET Framework. In my testing, removing .NET Framework from the installer source didn't have any bad effects on the system, unless you want to run .NET Framework based applications.

Although a lot of programs rely on that... so you'd potentially be cutting access to needed programs.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:32 am 
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I've run it on a 512MB stick of DDR and it was slow but usable, I guess you could run it on 256 if you really, really cut down on the apps, but it'd basically kill the functionality of the machine.

Really, 256MB, FLP, Xp or 2000.

You can run on 256mb without problem, IF you do remove .NET Framework. In my testing, removing .NET Framework from the installer source didn't have any bad effects on the system, unless you want to run .NET Framework based applications.

Although a lot of programs rely on that... so you'd potentially be cutting access to needed programs.

Most of my friend didn't even use any of those programs that uses .NET Framework, and he'd run the .NET-less Vista for about 6 months before finally upgrading his PC and getting full Vista experience. But hey, it's working.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:42 pm 
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You can try vLite to get around the memory requirement, IDK

But one dude posted a list of what can be and cant be removed/modded in Windows 7 with vLite

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?s=& ... t&p=826657


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You can try vLite to get around the memory requirement, IDK

But one dude posted a list of what can be and cant be removed/modded in Windows 7 with vLite

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?s=& ... t&p=826657

I'd rather wait for Nuhi to update his vLite to officially support Windows7. Probably it'll be called 7Lite or something like that.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:14 pm 
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FarCry3r wrote:
ricktendo64 wrote:
You can try vLite to get around the memory requirement, IDK

But one dude posted a list of what can be and cant be removed/modded in Windows 7 with vLite

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?s=& ... t&p=826657

I'd rather wait for Nuhi to update his vLite to officially support Windows7. Probably it'll be called 7Lite or something like that.

Then you will be waiting for a looooooooong time, nuhi is MIA...too busy with work/life for nLite and vLite


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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:16 pm 
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ricktendo64 wrote:
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ricktendo64 wrote:
You can try vLite to get around the memory requirement, IDK

But one dude posted a list of what can be and cant be removed/modded in Windows 7 with vLite

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?s=& ... t&p=826657

I'd rather wait for Nuhi to update his vLite to officially support Windows7. Probably it'll be called 7Lite or something like that.

Then you will be waiting for a looooooooong time, nuhi is MIA...too busy with work/life for nLite and vLite

If he's already too busy or probably lose interest, then he should made both nLite and vLite open-source, so someone with times to spend can improve it.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:19 pm 
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I agree, but he can make them open source and it still wont be the same...only he has the experience to know how and what to remove stuff from Windows

It comes with years of experience with nLite modding the INF files...he knows windows in and out


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 PostPost subject: Re: Installing Windows 7 On a system with only 512mb of ram        Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:50 pm 
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I agree, but he can make them open source and it still wont be the same...only he has the experience to know how and what to remove stuff from Windows

It comes with years of experience with nLite modding the INF files...he knows windows in and out

But hey, someone out there probably also know about it, it just that they didn't have the medium to do it easily, and by making nLite/vLite open-source, we can actually learn something from it.

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