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Old 06-21-2007, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default Slowest Windows XP system?

I found this online, these people claim they put windows XP on a 20 mhz pentium 1 with 32 mb of ram.
I find many problems with this.
1. The slowest pentium 1 was 60 mhz ( a 20 mhz would be like a 80386)
2. A 20 mhz would only support only about 2-3 mb of ram.
3. The maximum hard drive supported by it would be about 1/100th the size required.
4. A computer this old would not support a CD drive.
5. When you install XP, i believe it checks to see if your computer has at least a 233 mhz pentium 2, and at least 64 mb of ram.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Slowest Windows XP system?

yes, its possible. read here >>> http://www.winhistory.de/more/386/xpmini_eng.htm

make sure to read to the very bottom
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: Slowest Windows XP system?

They just underclocked the cpu

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yes, its possible. read here >>> http://www.winhistory.de/more/386/xpmini_eng.htm

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lol 11 minute boot time for the 20Mhz! And 30 minutes for 8Mhz! Thats hilarious.
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Default Re: Slowest Windows XP system?

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They just underclocked the cpu


lol 11 minute boot time for the 20Mhz! And 30 minutes for 8Mhz! Thats hilarious.
11 mins aint too shabby when the newest pc's out still take a couple minutes some times. lol its pretty pointless though, but still an achievement
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Old 07-08-2007, 11:59 PM   #5
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Default Re: Slowest Windows XP system?

I don't mean to sound rude but, the pic looks a little 'ms painted'... :x
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Default Re: Slowest Windows XP system?

It does, but I've seen in-depth guides on how to do this, so I know it's possible.
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11 mins aint too shabby when the newest pc's out still take a couple minutes some times. lol its pretty pointless though, but still an achievement
well maybe if the computer is full of crap, lots of startup programs etc. But with a clean install of windows you should be able to boot into windows in under 1 minute if you have a decent computer.
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Default Re: Slowest Windows XP system?

hmmmmm ?

well its definately interesting but only for 1 reason.

i tried to install xp on my p 3 with 64 MB RAM and wouldnt coz it said i didnt meet the minimum spec
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hmmmmm ?

well its definately interesting but only for 1 reason.

i tried to install xp on my p 3 with 64 MB RAM and wouldnt coz it said i didnt meet the minimum spec
You sure it had 64 MB RAM??
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Default Re: Slowest Windows XP system?

yh pretty sure or might have bin 32Mb
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