Linked by David Adams on Sat 16th Jul 2005 23:02 UTC, submitted by daniel_iversen
Windows Time to throw out the old Pentium I/MMX computers? Not yet... read this guide on how to install Windows 2000 on a very old computer with only 32MB RAM and tweak it to run very fast.
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16M for NT3.1
by transputer_guy on Sat 16th Jul 2005 23:12 UTC
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2005-07-08

I seem to recall I installed NT3.1 then NT3.5 on a 486 with 16M, and NT4 on 32M cyrix or so, NT5 should never have required vastly more resources than that since alot of the code was still common. Every W2k install I do I strip out all the junk media files but nowhere near down to this level.

Mot all apps today would want to run on an unpatched no sp2 either but its intersting to see what this install would do on a high end XP 1G PC. Something to try out soon.

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RE: 16M for NT3.1
by transputer_guy on Sat 16th Jul 2005 23:13 in reply to "16M for NT3.1"
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Mot all apps today would NOT want to run on an unpatched no sp2 either but its intersting to see what this install would do on a high end XP 1G PC.

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RE: 16M for NT3.1
by on Sat 16th Jul 2005 23:20 in reply to "16M for NT3.1"
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Not very amazing figures since I ran NT4 server on a 486/DX4 with 16 MB ram. I think the minimum requirement was 16 MB for server and 12 MB for workstation.

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