Your oldest machine running Win11

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

  1. ibay770

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  2. rpo

    rpo MDL Expert

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    #102 rpo, Jul 19, 2022
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    Asus R751JB from 2013
    Intel Core i74700HQ Haswell (2.4 GHz)
    4 GBytes DDR3 1600 MHz
    1 Tbytes WD HDD 5400 rpm
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
    Intel HD 4600
    W11 22622.290 installed after applying the Win 11 Boot And Upgrade FiX KiT
    The only problem is the performances of the HDD.
     
  3. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    I would already have it swapped for a SSD.
     
  4. mitsos

    mitsos MDL Junior Member

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    Could you please give a link where this driver can be downloaded? Thanks in advance
     
  5. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Guru

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    No need to download anything, most intel vga drivers are just artificially blocked to install on a specific windows version.

    Just open the inf of the driver you used on w10/w8/w7/vista and remove the block. (then you need to disable the driver signature enforcement)
     
  6. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Expert

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    "Artificially" blocked VGA drivers beeing installed, sometimes *may* cause bad performance issues and graphical gltiches.
     
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  8. ohenry

    ohenry MDL Senior Member

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    Installing or trying to install Windows 11 on some really obsolete antique hardware might be seen as a bit of a challenge, a game if you will. But I find it very hard to believe that anyone really NEEDS to do that. Goodwill has a computer outlet here in Houston (and probably in most urban areas?). I was by there 2 days ago, just looking around, and picked up a HP Pavilion P6-2120 for the princely sum of $9. Yes, you read that right, nine dollars. It was missing the hard drive and the ram, all else present and accounted for. I put in 2 x 4 gig DDR3 modules and a 500 gig spinning hard drive from my junk drawer, and the thing booted right up and installed Windows 10 no problems. This has an AMD A6-3620 cpu, 4 cores running at 2.2 ghz, and built in Radeon HD6530 graphics. Gigabit ethernet on the motherboard as well. A plethora of USB ports (all USB 2.0, but ...). Fooling around with anything less than that sounds like a real waste of time -- unless of course you're just doing it for the challenge.

    If so, more power to you.
     
  9. acer-5100

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    Define "needs".

    For 99% of the people XP + an updated browser is already too much.

    W11, as useless as it is, has the forbidden fashion in addition to the initial curiosity of checking what MS ruined this turn.

    When w11 was released and the blocked HW news spread I installed it on my Turion x2 from 2006 or so just to check if it was true.

    I spent a whopping 10 minutes to copy the W11 vhdx and add it to the bootloader to check that the news was clearly false.

    Not exactly what I would call a huge waste of time. That said I don't use W11 because I don't like it, not because is too slow.
     
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  12. MrChris

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    at the moment for me its a Dell Optiplex 760 with 8GB ram. it runs ok. but its more for testing junk apps etc..its on a separate safe vlan.

    iv been thinking weather or not I should try to win11 on my surface 3 tablet (its the Atom version) but it has 4GB of ram. Win10 Pro struggled with it. I cant imagine win11. And to top it off I was "drunk" when I thought it would be a good idea to set a strong bios password so I cant get into the bios to boot from usb in the event I jack up the boot.
     
  13. acer-5100

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    W11 uses (roughly) the same ram as Vista, 7, 8 10 and so on, providing you disable defender and other useless crap. (even better use Win11 Server, atm my Server 11 Is taking 1.3GB of RAM. 300MB less than than normal my average x64 windows)

    Just deploy W11/Server11 it on a native vhdx, dual boot to it, and if you like it just continue to use, if you don't like delete the vhd

    No bios involved and unless you really do something stupid with the bootloader, no risk to end with an unbootable machine.
     
  14. MrChris

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    I rarely use my surface tablet, mainly for flight trips (movies etc..). I forgot about the bootable vhd route. might try that. I used to do that with win7 for win8 BIOS Activation back in the day! thanks!
     
  15. MrChris

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    Sorry to hijack your comment, but your comment forced me to go down a memory lane I haven't gone down in a very long time. I just remember having a huge @$$ binder/book thing that had a ton of disks to load OS/2 warp. OMG the memories. I love nostalgia! Thanks!
     
  16. Carlos Detweiller

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    I know the Warp (OS/2 3.0) installation used a huge set of floppies (of course in special XDF format with size of ~1.8M). It required perfect floppies, and sometimes, one or multiple disks turned out to be defective, and you had to recreate them. If you were the proud owner of a CD-ROM drive, CD-ROMs could be used but there still were two boot floppies.
    It was ... quite an experience.
     
  17. acer-5100

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    Not that installing w95 via floppy was exactly a pleasure (I did only once, it when I upgraded to osr2, altough my PC was provided with a CDROM drive and I had the original W95 on CD)

    On OS2 What was really an experience was applying the FixPacks, which come in exes that generated floppy images, which had to be written on floppies, then read back to be applied.

    Then some utilities arrived to do that w/o using real floppies but was still a pain in the ass.
     
  18. gemare29

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    why you waste your time installing windows 11 ? you should install windows 10 ltsc
     
  19. ohenry

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    I have installed Windows 3.1 from floppies, and OS/2. By the time Windows 95 came along, I had a CD drive, thank goodness. I can also remember installing Slackware Linux from floppies. One of the unix admins where I worked would always keep the latest Slackware floppies available for us to copy - Thanks, Barbara!

    By far, OS/2 was the worst. Like most people, or at least most computer enthusiasts, I was purchasing cheap floppies in bulk. Trying to format those cheap bulk floppy disks to that special extra capacity format was a major pain!