Quoth Duncan MacLeod
I ran windows 7 on a Pentium III... It didnt run fast, but it ran and was usable.
That's the kind of machine WinFLP
was made for.
I have an ancient laptop that I bought at a yard sale for ten bucks. I mean it was ancient even years ago when I bought it. I think it has a Pentium 75 in it, and 8 meg of RAM (upgradable to 40 meg) ...
I'm curious to see what's the newest MS OS that I can shoe-horn in there. Complicating matters is that you can't install from CD, because it's got no CD-ROM drive. . . and you can't hook up an external CD-ROM drive either, because it's got no USB ports either . . . so unless you can find a rare and expensive PCMCIA<-->SCSI card and an equally rare and expensive SCSI CD-ROM drive, you're stuck with 1.44MB floppies. I do have a PCMCIA<-->USB card somewhere, but right now I think it's running MSDOS 6.0, which doesn't have any USB drivers either. Simplest way to upgrade would probably be to extract the HD from it, put it an external HD case, make a new partition, copy the install CD to it, and let it install from there. Can always repartition afterwards.
edit: Just fired it up and checked. Pentium 100, 814Mb hard disk, 8 meg RAM, color LCD, main and CMOS batteries dead. I used to run Win98 on a P100 years ago.