Your oldest machine running Win11

Discussion in 'Windows 11' started by Netbanshee, Apr 30, 2022.

  1. Netbanshee

    Netbanshee MDL Junior Member

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    My curiosity was sparked reading another post. What;s your oldest machine successfully running windows 11?

    So far mine is;

    HP G60 Lappy
    Turion RM-70 x64 x2 @2.0g
    4gig ram
    320g 5400 hard drive

    Runs reasonably fast for its age. Hard drive seems to be the problem with wait time. SSD is next.

    Just started with this, hope to see some really old machines running Win11.
     
  2. Fierelier

    Fierelier MDL Novice

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    #2 Fierelier, Apr 30, 2022
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    You won't see anything much older than your PC running W11, I think. The oldest CPU-line capable of running Windows 64-bit, since Windows 8.1, is the Core 2 Duo (July 2006+, according to Wikipedia). The 32-bit version allowed you to use a bunch of older CPUs, officially anything supporting SSE2 (~2004+), inofficially, even older was apparently possible. Either way, since Windows 11 doesn't have a 32-bit release, those CPUs are not eligible.

    Oh yeah, the oldest PC I ran W11 on, was my ThinkPad X61 with a Core 2 Duo and 4GB of RAM.
     
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    Eorxroa MDL Novice

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    Windows 11 Home 21H2 Installed on my Old Acer Aspire Laptop Machine from 2012,
    after upgrade from Windows 10 Home 20H2 since July 26th, Last year.

    2nd Gen Intel Core i3 2.20GHz
    4GB of RAM
    500GB HDD
    Intel HD 3000 + nVidia GeForce GT 630M
    Legacy Mode

    Windows 11 have Main Machine is Acer Aspire from 2012 with 2nd Core i3.
    Windows 11 not have Second Machine is Dell Latitude from 2008 with Core 2 Duo and 2GB of RAM (that no upgrade RAM to 4GB),
    just Windows 10 or Windows 7 only installed on Dell.
     
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    sebus MDL Guru

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    Are you working in an obsolete technology museum?
     
  8. AveYo

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    One of those Athlon 64 3200+ is still running great on it's DFI LanParty motherboard, 4GB RAM, WD Raptor main HDD, Windows 7 64.
    If I re-image it with the Windows 7 of that time, before Microsoft got on the telemetry spyware train, the smoothness can surprise anyone! Like, there's no latency, anywhere.
     
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    #10 stemic28, Apr 30, 2022
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    Lenovo B50-10 Laptop with Samsung 860 EVO SSD
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    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2840 @ 2.16GHz 2.16GHz
    RAM 8.00 GB (7.88 GB usable)
    64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 11 Pro
    Release 21H2
    Operating system build 22000.613
    Performance Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.613.0
     
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    Core 2 Duo P8800
    4GB
    NVIDIA G105m
    Crucial BX500 240GB
     
  13. scaramonga

    scaramonga MDL Senior Member

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    Wouldn't even put this s**t on any of my poor old systems. It's just not fair. They need to die a decent death.
     
  14. Netbanshee

    Netbanshee MDL Junior Member

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    Yes and I Love it my friend. Old school is the best school to educate.
     
  15. Netbanshee

    Netbanshee MDL Junior Member

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    Yes I agree but tell that to grandma.
     
  16. Netbanshee

    Netbanshee MDL Junior Member

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    Anyone remember DOS? Still the core of win11.Trying an install on a core2 machine. Ill post my results.
     
  17. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller Emperor of Ice-Cream

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    Not even a single Windows NT OS is based on DOS. DOS is still included as a virtual emulation (NTVDM aka NT Virtual DOS Mode).

    DOS as underlying OS died with Me.
     
  18. Netbanshee

    Netbanshee MDL Junior Member

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    You are partially correct like Unix is in the basement of all Linux. Yes it is. Buried deep and forgotten.
     
  19. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller Emperor of Ice-Cream

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    #20 Carlos Detweiller, May 2, 2022
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    NT never had DOS in it, it is related to OS/2 from IBM.