Grabbed a leaked Microsoft link for the 32-bit version 2 hours before the beta went live, and then grabbed a key some 4-5 hours after the beta went live (lucky refresh).
I read that someone installed Windows 7 on a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM and "ran well". Fortunately I have a similar machine which can challenge this statement, my test machine in question is a 1.3 GHz P4 and a 512 MB RAM. I plan on installing tomorrow, and if successful I'll post some benchmark stats here.
Anyone else grab the beta?
I got a beta copy, then the legit release.....BUT half my stuff would not work (drivers not supported) I do have a older system P4 1.8ghz with yes I am not lying pc133 ram (1.5 gigs) it is a first gen. soocket 478 board and till I got it I never knew the pc4's came with 133 ram (thought it was ddr1 min.) anyway after it would not let me use my sound card, video card (s.c is a sound blaster live 5.1 and v.c is a ati radeon 512mb x1650 pro agp 8 times pipeline) and my web cam WOULD NOT work because there are no supported drivers so I went back to my XP PRO.......besides never had a issue with it before so why upgrade???
From what I saw windows 7 is amazing but I will need to upgrade my machine to run it to its full potentional.