Need custom Windows 7 for old PC

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  1. monstertruckpa

    monstertruckpa MDL Junior Member

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    #1 monstertruckpa, Dec 5, 2017
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    I've the laptop DELL VOSTRO with windows 7 ultimate 32bit updated with all kb:
    Internal specifications:
    1024 ddr2 ram.
    8mb video intel gma,
    processor Celeron 2ghz 1 core.
    hard disk sata hitachi 160gb 5400rpm
    problems about this pc:
    chrome,facebook, twiiter and mediaplayers running slowest, the antivirus animation too. I need to buy a new pc but iven't money in this moments, xp is not the solution due to the death of the update service..I want to an windows OS compatible with browsers, MPCHC, libraries vcredist, .net, java, AV, malwarebytes antiexploit etc. fast and light. Somebody, friendly, that can recommend me some version.
     
  2. LoverOfLove

    LoverOfLove MDL Member

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    try some custom made win 7 lite version. i've used them, they use about 30 to 40% less ram compared to full version. i will send you some link to win 7 lite in msg.
     
  3. monstertruckpa

    monstertruckpa MDL Junior Member

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    please send me windows 7 lite iso updated to day 2017 november.
     
  4. wyatt23

    wyatt23 MDL Member

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    Frankenbuild? no way jose, you never know whats in them, unless you know and trust the creator.
     
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  5. LoverOfLove

    LoverOfLove MDL Member

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    well it has been uploaded on team os site by a verifed elite uploader,, i trust them but not too sure.
     
  6. wyatt23

    wyatt23 MDL Member

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    Best way to use a frankenbuild is to look at them, see what and how they have done things then build your own. eXPerience anyone :cool:
     
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  7. LoverOfLove

    LoverOfLove MDL Member

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    that will take probably more experiance and knowledge to make a successful lite os. normal user probably better off with already available lite os upladed by somewhat trusted uplader.
     
  8. wyatt23

    wyatt23 MDL Member

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    There is a mountain of knowledge and experience in forums. Build your own. Each to their own though. :)
     
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  9. urie

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    @LoverOfLove, the reason your links would have been deleated.
    From forum rules: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/forum-rules.18562/
     
  10. wyatt23

    wyatt23 MDL Member

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    I think the only home brews i would (kindve)trust are murphys but thats only because of his reputation.
     
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  11. John Sutherland

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  12. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Pretty sure there is a simple workaround to get XP updates for another few years using POS reg edit or something here on MDL
     
  13. monstertruckpa

    monstertruckpa MDL Junior Member

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    I'm not sure, but according to comments on several forums, this trick no longer works.
     
  14. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    How about trying a light Linux distro? Should be able to find alternative softwares that work just as well as the list you say don't work with 7

    And it is highly unlikely that a lite 7 will allow anything to run better than a normal 7 other than maybe using slightly less resources, more likely to be the GPU power causing your problems, 8MB Intel GPU = slow everything other than XP and previous OS or older light Linux

    Don't expect to be able to play HD videos perfectly either no matter what OS

    Single Core Celeron CPU won't be helping either

    Pretty much IMO I would just install XP and forget about updates, install an AV and be careful what sites you visit, that hardware is EOL and too low spec'd for any modern OS tbh
     
  15. monstertruckpa

    monstertruckpa MDL Junior Member

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    Im thinking about that. an abstract linux, with little transparencial trash or glasstexture. althout, on the other hands, in my junkyard I found a micro intel core 2 duo 2.8ghz, I'm too lazy to open that DELL Vostro A860, It's a mess unclog all, and unscrew all those hinges.. In addition, the womens we suffer from fear, thinking that we can harm something.
     
  16. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Unlikely you'd be able to switch out the CPUs, even if the sockets were the same which they almost certainly won't be, the BIOS probably won't have support for the new chip and the heatsink/cooler won't be able to cope
     
  17. Ocygord

    Ocygord MDL Senior Member

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    I used to make these lite OSes back in the day. My primary aim was to make the os take less hdd space. In 2011, SSDs were becoming more and more popular, started from 32GB and up to 64GB. Obviously, a Windows 7 of 20GB size wasn't gonna cut. It made in 3 parts: first, remove all non-essential system packages via dism, second, remove components using vlite, and thrid, remove remaining leftovers from winsxs.
    The last one I built was a Windows 7 x64 and used only 1.2GB of hdd space. Not too bad for a 32GB SSD.

    It won't work faster but will consume a lot less disk space.
     
  18. Winaddict

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    Can you trust M$crosoft? I believe you don't!