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First post, by Malik

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscree … 1&v=ja123_f3ly4

Well, at least the GUI looks like a Win7. Maybe a fleshed out WinXP? Or perhaps a fleshed out Linux.

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What I'm baffled about is the quick responsiveness of the UI in a K6-2. More so if it's a Win7.
Either that's real, or I'm turned into a sucker. 🤣

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Reply 1 of 38, by keropi

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this looks like XP with a theme to me, I have seen some "warez" releases in the past having this black theme.... they suck don't even bother finding them 🤣

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Reply 2 of 38, by SquallStrife

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The way windows draw, it looks a lot to me like a fullscreen remote desktop session. Either that or some Windows 7 skinning doodads on XP. I'm pretty sure Win7 needs SSE, which a K6-3 lacks. And that's once you get around the fact that it needs 1GB of RAM...

Edit: A challenger appears: http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/windows-hardw … html#post135619

But somehow I doubt it would be usable, even on the above K6.

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Reply 6 of 38, by Aideka

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That is windows XP, with Vista transformation pack or some theme like that.

EDIT: When he zooms in you can make out WIndows XP Professional, Service Pack 1, no wonder it is so "fast" 😁

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Reply 7 of 38, by CapnCrunch53

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Yep definitely XP. Funny story, the first PC that was ever "mine" was a Toshiba Satellite with some Pentium variant, I'd have to go look to see exactly what CPU, and 64MB of RAM. My grandpa gave it to me... I believe 2004ish, making me about 12 at the time. Anyways the point of my story is that it somehow had XP on it when he gave it to me. It was reasonably responsive too! Granted I didn't have anything to actually stress the system; all I cared about back then was Pinball. I ended up putting 98 on it and playing Age of Empires in the car all the time 😁

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Reply 8 of 38, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Aideka wrote:

That is windows XP, with Vista transformation pack or some theme like that.

EDIT: When he zooms in you can make out WIndows XP Professional, Service Pack 1, no wonder it is so "fast" 😁

It's not "fast". It's pretty damn fast. In fact, it's faster than my intel Atom netbook. 🙁

Reply 10 of 38, by sliderider

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It looks more like Vista to me than 7. It's probably XP with a Vista theme. Vista would be way too heavy on that CPU. You'd probably be running at 80%+ CPU constantly which wouldn't be good for longevity even with a waterblock mounted on it.

Reply 12 of 38, by Svenne

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Yeah, definitely fake. The start menu is an immediate giveaway. You are, however, incorrect regarding the CPU requirements. Winhistory.de's "Windows Quäler" page has data of Windows 7 running on an AMD K5-120 (clocked at 90 MHz) paired with 128MB (worth to notice is that Windows Vista takes three times longer to boot on the same computer, except it had twice the RAM for that test). There's also plenty of YouTube videos showing Windows 7 running on AMD K6-CPUs.

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Reply 13 of 38, by sliderider

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Svenne wrote:

Yeah, definitely fake. The start menu is an immediate giveaway. You are, however, incorrect regarding the CPU requirements. Winhistory.de's "Windows Quäler" page has data of Windows 7 running on an AMD K5-120 (clocked at 90 MHz) paired with 128MB (worth to notice is that Windows Vista takes three times longer to boot on the same computer, except it had twice the RAM for that test). There's also plenty of YouTube videos showing Windows 7 running on AMD K6-CPUs.

For testing purposes just to see if it can be done is one thing, but running it long term under those condition is going to cause damage to the CPU because it will never get the chance to power down. The German guys who got XP to run on a Pentium downclocked to 8mhz showed that the CPU was running at 100% the entire time it was powered up. You wouldn't want to do that for very long not to mention the fact that everything would take forever to execute. Just moving the mouse across the screen would take a long time, and booting up a program would probably lock up the system.

Reply 14 of 38, by DonutKing

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I had Win98 running on an 8MHz Pentium overdrive (socket 3) and it was painfully slow. Took over an hour to boot, clicking the start menu would cause the machine to act like its frozen until it started drawing all the window controls over the course of several minutes.

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I actually had it at 4MHz but it took over 2 hours to boot to a desktop and it would hard lock when I tried to actually launch a program.

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Reply 15 of 38, by Malik

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I actually had it at 4MHz but it took over 2 hours to boot to a desktop and it would hard lock when I tried to actually launch a program.

Errmm....you actually did that? What were you doing till it booted? I mean did you wait and stare at the screen till it booted? For more than 2 hours?

I think I can cook a chicken curry dish by that time. Or play Gods from start to finish - twice. 😁

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Reply 16 of 38, by DonutKing

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I went and did other things.... You don't need to sit there and watch it while it boots 😀

It was part of a competition to win slowest benchmark score. I won a HD 6950 from it 😀

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Reply 17 of 38, by Malik

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DonutKing wrote:

I went and did other things.... You don't need to sit there and watch it while it boots 😀

It was part of a competition to win slowest benchmark score. I won a HD 6950 from it 😀

Wow! Now that's worth waiting for! 😁

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