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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    #21 Netbanshee, May 2, 2022
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    And where did OS/2 come from? educate us please.
     
  2. Jessie Pinkman

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    done it on a sony i think it was that had XP on it 1Gb Ram and 250HD then another that had Vista on it with 2GB Ram 320HD took it grand just took a while to install
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller Emperor of Ice-Cream

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    I don't think I have to educate you. You might know better about the very early OS/2 releases, I only had the opportunity to work with Warp (4.0). If you know, tell.
    From what I remember (it's been quite a few years ago), there was some DOS functionality provided in OS/2 (IBM/PC-DOS). However, the thing wasn't based on DOS (in the sense that it needed DOS to boot up).
    NT was developed to be a 32bit OS. The Windows consumer OS suffered from the fact that they needed DOS to boot, and so they had to be 16bit or 16bit-32bit hybrid OS. Many of us still know how well that worked out. Businesses needed stability and reliability and used the NT product family.
    IIRC, the DOS-based couldn't even operate continually for more than ~49.7 days, they simply crashed. Imagine a server built on that.
     
  4. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Addicted

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    Runs decent on a 2007 :

    Compaq 6710b
    T7250 CPU (2GHz)
    2GB RAM DDR2
    GMA X3100
    250GB HDD (5.400 RPM) x'D

    Minecraft and youtube run well after a short stutter.
     
  5. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

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    A computer is not a problem, but Windows 11 is a problem. Windows 11 is still not usable for anything.
    We must thank Heavenly Father for that it not yet mandatory to install.
     
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  6. siliconbeaver

    siliconbeaver MDL Junior Member

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    If it's XP. how did you obtain Win11 key?

    I have one XP machine and I could test Win10. but I haven't decided to buy a WIn10 key to install on it.

     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You mean 11 not win 10 and buying a key?
     
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    #28 siliconbeaver, May 5, 2022
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    I thought Win XP/VISTA couldn't go Win11.

     
  9. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    W11 running smoothly on lenovo thinkpad X201i with 8GB of ram :)
     
  10. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller Emperor of Ice-Cream

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    It still doesn't accept my Windows for Workstation 3.1 key... :doofywave:
     
  11. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Win 11 > MAS > Done;)
     
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  12. Jessie Pinkman

    Jessie Pinkman MDL Member

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    Didnt need a key just done it how i learned from here
     
  13. Procrastinus

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    Procrastinus MDL Novice

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    Sorry if my previous link did not work! Here is the original post copied. But I don't think the links will work, so just copy them to your browser. It seems that I am unable to post links so I have omitted the 'https' from both website urls
    Using a first class guide: josephlo.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/tutorial-installing-windows-10-64-bit-on-2007-imac-7-1/ I was easily able to dual boot OSX and Win 11 on an elderly 24" iMac 8,1 with a 240GB SSD without Bootcamp, et al.
    For the Windows installation, follow these instructions:
    pureinfotech.com/install-windows-11-unsupported-pc/ and download RealTek v2.7 for sound. Otherwise all else works straight off.
    I also installed MacFan on both OS to provide extra cooling.
    A new lease of life to an excellent machine
     
  15. MrG

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    #36 MrG, May 7, 2022
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    I have Win11 installed on an internal SSD attached to a SATA SSD to USB 3.0 adapter that works when plugged into any of my Desktop PCs.
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    My weakest/oldest PC will run it fine by just plugging it into a USB 3.0 port & restarting the PC while holding down the F8 key & choosing the SSD/adapter from the list.
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    The weakest PC is a Biostar MB, Intel i7-2600K CPU w/ 8GB RAM.
     
  16. nosirrahx

    nosirrahx MDL Expert

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    RP5700 upgraded with 8GB of DDR2, GT 710, Core 2, Duo E7600 and an 850 Pro.
     
  17. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    i use it everyday what are you talking about.:rolleyes:
     
  18. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

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    You are absolutely right, if you have innate preconditions, you can use it. I do not have those preconditions.
    So congratulations!
     
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