Windows 10: Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware

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    XP64 Professional, Windows 7 Ult. Windows 10 Ult
       17 Jan 2017 #171

    BobPony said: View Post
    Since doing research, I found a pentium 4 socket 478 cpu that has the NX bit

    Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 511 (1M Cache, 2.80A GHz, 533 MHz FSB)

    Here's the Intel CPU information from Intel's website:
    I have a Dell or should I say Dull Dimension 4600 running that socket 478 2.8GHz CPU w/2GB ram and it refuses to install with the same CPU BS nag as my Athlon64 4800+x2 with 4GB ram. I gave Microshaft a blast today quoting their jargon on their web site about the min requirements. Such like they show would be older than both these computers I have. Total rubbish when my Athlon flies on XP64 and the Dull performs great on the resource hog Windows 7 Ult. BTW what makes me laugh is what they want for this OS on the Microshaft store online but meanwhile I clicked on my Amazon App and there is a seller there providing a genuine Key for Win10 Pro for $29.00!! With all of this hardware nonsense that is a reasonable logical price if they want to force me to upgrade. With such nonsense we should be posting in uppercase. I guess I will stick with XP and 7 because the only box I have that supports 10 is an eMachine I picked off of the backdoor steps of my neighbor that was going to recycle with an AMD2 single core but the motherboard supports an AMD2 6X. This is the only thing that has it on. My Acer Aspire One 533 had 7 Starter on it and Microsoft Tech support didn't recomend 10 on it even though it supports it but one thing I noticed is my eMachine runs slightly faster on 10 than 7 Ult with 2 GB of ram. It can also support 8GB of ram as well.
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    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 15063.250
       18 Jan 2017 #172

    Maybe I should solder back the Capacitors I have removed on my ABIT-BP6 Dual Celeron@366Mhz and iBX440 chipset system and see if Windows still runs?
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1066)
       20 Jan 2017 #173

    slicendice said: View Post
    Maybe I should solder back the Capacitors I have removed on my ABIT-BP6 Dual Celeron@366Mhz and iBX440 chipset system and see if Windows still runs?
    Surely you can run Windows 7 in a Pentium III but not Windows 8 or 10 because of the missing NX/PAE support. You could hack the kernel to ignore these requirements, but this doesn't count and at every restart you would see the troubleshooting screen, select the Advanced Boot Options and the "ignore driver signature" (or similar) to be able to boot. Very inconvenient. I forgot to say it will be slow as hell with less then 1GB RAM.
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