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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 9 months ago

Is it possible to install Win 10 or 7 on this ancient Pc?

AMD Athlon XP 2800+, 2.1GHz

2GB Ram ddr400

radeon x850xt 256mb AGP


it should be about 15 years old. only meant as an experiment, not to do anything productive.

11 Answers

  • 9 months ago
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    Hi. Would work great with Win7 (especially Starter), But remember that You should repartition the harddrive to 120Gbs + an extended partition if You want to go longer term than toying around on it once.

    You wouldn't do well with Win10 on it, but if You do the Win7 noption You can easily find 100s of games now termed as "abandonware" that will run great on the 256Meg video card, especially on the AMD CPU - which was from the times when most of the video game companies were including specIAL content depending on which CPU You ha in Your computer. So games were completely different for whoever bought them.

    Since You're just thinking of screwing around with it, You should also consider picking up a 50 or 100-pack of blank discs (some DVDRs & some CDRs is better tho), & burning a bunch of live linux distros to try out for fun with the harddrive pulled ... They'll almost all run great on it, but I recommend this one most (Xenial version) :


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  • Andy T
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Sure, Windows 10 is light relative to games, you would not need to ask, as a time waster someone even got Windows 10 shoehorned into a 486 though obvious a useless thing.

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  • 9 months ago

    "Windows 7 system requirements

    1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor*

    1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

    16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver."

  • Who
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    its possible- but not a good idea with only 2gb of ram

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    XP should work well with it.

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  • 9 months ago

    I have an old one something like that. Use Windows XP if you have a copy.

    • Just Wondering0001
      Lv 6
      9 months agoReport

      WinXP uses older harddrive formats than Win7, & is designed to run on much lower hardware than the 2Gbs RAM & AGP vidcard, so drivers probably don't even exist for them like they do for Win7.

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  • 9 months ago

    Windows 7 would work. Windows 10 requires NX, which wasn't introduced until the Athlon 64.

  • 9 months ago

    Yes ... Definitely

    Windows 10 Home and Pro Requirements (32-bit):

    CPU: 1 gigahertz (1GHZ) or faster processor or system on a chip (SoC)

    Memory: 1GB or more

    Storage space: 16GB

    Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible GPU with support for Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or later.

    Display resolution: 800 x 600 or greater.

    Internet connection: Any speed connection is required for authentication and initial device setup. Also useful for applying updates.

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    May have ram shortage issues, and likely have driver issues that features may not work.

    year 2002 cpu, performance about half of a good smartphone

    year 2004/2005 graphics card, approximate performance to the best of Intel chipset motherboard before it was upgraded into cpus.

    Hard drive also is original

    Yes, I agree it is 14 to 15 years old.

    Windows 7 and 10 can get put on most 10 year old pc's, but I doubt you would get it working well on a 14 year old one.

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  • 9 months ago

    You could likely install Windows 7 or 10

    Though you might not be able to find working drivers for the motherboard and other hardware.

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