I have a question about real-world performance of the upcoming Windows 7.
I missed the beta download period, and therefore could not test it out.
I now have a spare PC that I am hoping Windows 7 would run snappy on...
From the people that have used the beta, are Microsoft's preliminary system requirement guideline, realistic?
I've read around blogs and posts of users that say it works on single-core CPUs and as low as 512MB RAM.
Lowest Spec machine I've run Windows7 build 7k is a ACER Aspire 5002 Laptop
AMD Turion64 ML-32 (1.8GHz Single core CPU)
SiS M760GX IGP(piece of crap but somehow manages runs Aero[!!!???])
1024MB of RAM
120GB PATA HDD
Windows7 BETA build 7k x64 version
System respons was acceptable but once you started loading software onto it the lack of RAM started exposing itself, a 4GB Corsair USB stick with readyboost activated did however speed up the system considerably.