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Windows 7 on 600mhz Intel Processor Running Good - 02-02-2009, 05:31 AM
Windows 7 on UMPC with an Intel 600mhz processor and 512mb ram. This is impressive considering this is way below minimum specs for Win 7.
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Re: Windows 7 on 600mhz Intel Processor Running Good - 03-30-2009, 07:06 PM
On another note, I'm trying to install on 600mhz pentium and it just tells me "loading files". been like that since saturday 03/28???? Never finishes loading
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Re: Windows 7 on 600mhz Intel Processor Running Good - 04-03-2009, 02:56 AM
The sizes of Vista and Windows 7 are misleading because the SXS folder is using hard linking, which means that if it is hard linking to a 1GB file, it will count the 1GB file normally, and then recount an additional 1GB for that same file in the SXS folder, even though it isn't even there, just a "link" to it. It is unfortunate really, but the SXS folder lets installing/uninstalling work more seemless.
Also the 1GB is just an example, most of the files hard linked are not very large at all. What sucks even more is that you can't use that space even though it is techically empty sectors on the disk.
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Re: Windows 7 on 600mhz Intel Processor Running Good - 04-03-2009, 04:15 PM
If they truly are hard links, then they use very little space -- a single MFT entry. The fact that the filesize is reported as the same as the original is due to the nature of hard links. Software which simply adds up the sizes of files will always report incorrectly, but this shouldn't mean that you can't use the space.
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Re: Windows 7 on 600mhz Intel Processor Running Good - 04-03-2009, 05:46 PM
There are several SKU's for Win7 (much like Vista has) and Home Basic is a pretty lean and mean version. For a side by side comparison of what major features are or are not in Win7 on a SKU by SKU basis, check out Paul Thurrott's site:
You will notice that while I mention Home Basic is nice and slim, it also has no Aero Glass, Peek, Shake, Flip 3D which some might not like, but does speed up the O/S significantly. You area also stuck to one *physical* processor, but this allows for dual or quad core versions of Atom or other like processors, so long as there is still one physical die on the mainboard. Likewise, also missing are DVD features, Mdeia Center and premium games (yes, this means those features and the associated bloat of the code as also gone as well.
You can move up to Home Premium if you want these features back, but that also will come at a perf hit compared to the version with the lack of the pretty 3D candy and special graphics, likewise it will consume more disk space with the code for Media Center, etc.
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