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  1.    03 Aug 2015 #21
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    If MS did this for XP then they would have to do it for Vista. But maybe it would be a good idea as they want every platform and user to be on Windows 10.
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  2.    03 Aug 2015 #22
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Win 10 Pro 64bit

    If the laptop has got 2GB Ram and a CPU with at leat 1MB cache and a cupbenchmark of 1500+ then I say go ahead, Win 10 will run well.

    But that spec is only going to apply to the higher end laptops from the end of the XP era, circa late 2006/early 2007.

    I just fired up a dormant Dell Inspiron 1501 with XP from 2007, to check the spec, and no chance is that POS going to run Win 10 in a meaningful manner.
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #23

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    I believe the very old Insider builds are already expired. Still, if your CPU won't run 8, it won't 10.

    Regarding XP, anyone that wants to upgrade has, or they have a really good reason not to. It's ridiculously cheap to get a copy of Windows 7 starter for $10 off ebay (or less). Then you can upgrade to 10 for free. If you can't spend $10 on your OS, I doubt free will change anything.

    Hi there

    Beware of those ebay things -- if they've already been activated then your W10 update won't be activated. You'd do better to simply join the insider program.

    I AM keeping an XP VM -- Cutting Vinyls and using old Minidiscs -- works 100% on XP but nothing later.

    I still prefer the old LUNA BLACK theme on XP to the modern themes available - but that's just a personal issue. Other than that I LIKE W10 - but there are situations for still running XP as a VM.

    I do think though unlike Vista and even W7 - W10 seems to run on much leaner machines so perhaps giving out free upgrades with the proviso that upgrading from XP is an AYOR operation (At your Own Risk) and Ms won't give any support seems to me a good solution.

    @Nus -- try the x86 version of W10 --you might be pleasantly surprised !!!!.

    I've seen a few machines that were on a ONE WAY trip to the City TIP have been able to run insider build 10240 quite successfully. !!!

    Usually X86 version. The main thing appears to be lack of RAM (you need AT LEAST 1GB preferably 2GB or more) and SLOW HDD's - an SSD will kick life into the older machines --perfectly OK for email, web surfing, SKYPE, "Farcebook", movie watching and basic Office type stuff. Obviously no good for serious video editing / gaming etc though.

    With X86 (32 bit version) most of the CPU extension things that are required to run the 64 bit version aren't necessary. Ignore the Ms compatibility tests -- just TRY it -- often even when Ms says this machine won't run - it actually DOES !!!!

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