You could try installing linux 32 bit on the machine and i am sure that if you start with minecraft 1.7.10 and work your way up to find out what versions work with that laptop . start off with a live USB version of Linux Mint 32 bit to test the machine with the OS. Google Linux Mint Live USB to get instructions . Also read up on what version is best for older hardware , it will give the machine new useful life
Thanks i'll try that. Also, completely unrelated to topic but can you use this linux boot to access a computer that has his main hard drive failing? (actually it's only the boot files that are somehow corrupted)
But even running Linux the computer is below the requirements for Minecraft so may not run or will run badly.
As long as the game works..