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Got my hands on a REALLY old HP that has XP installed from a family member, it has tons of crap on it just bogging it down and I don't happen to have recovery or XP disks..

I DO, However, have a spare Windows 7 Pro key (and of course disk) around here that I might be interested in sticking on it temporarily.

Pentium D (2.8ghz)
1gb RAM (Not sure on speed)
512mb 9600gt (Not sure brand, speed, etc)

It'd just be used for browsing and youtube very temporarily while I move in (1-2 months)
Edited by X3NIA - 2/15/11 at 12:24pm
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post #2 of 14
no it wont you need to have 2gb~ to run it without lag

but you can try my netbook 1.6ghz 2gb ram is running it with seemingly no lag
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post #3 of 14
actually it will handle windows 7, it will load a little slow but it will run.
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post #4 of 14
It will work fine.

I had it on a Dell SFF with:
P4 2.4GHz
1Gb DDR400
40Gb HDD
Low Profile, 128Mb GPU - Ran Aero fine

Also have it on my wifes Asus Netbook. The little Atom chugs along just fine.

Worked fine for everything you listed above.
Edited by Biscuits_N_Gravy - 2/15/11 at 12:30pm
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post #5 of 14
Would run. Albeit a bit slowly in places
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My old laptop (may he rest in peace) ran 7 OK. Specs: 1.6GHz Turion 64 (single core), 1GB DDR, 60GB 5400RPM IDE

It wasn't fast or snappy like on a desktop but it ran fairly well.
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post #7 of 14
You wont want to run 7 with it, run it with XP. XP is better anyways
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i had an amd 3700 with 1 gb of ram and a 7900gtx running perfect on windows 7...
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post #9 of 14
It will be just fine, I had windows 7 installed on my 630mhz eee pc 512mb of ram for a little while. It ran just fine, not like it does on my sig rig but there was no issues with slowdown or the like.
 
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post #10 of 14
If you could squeeze another 1gb of ram into it, it will run great. With the current amount of ram, it will run decent.
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