Does your system meet the MS specified requirements?
Windows 10 System Requirements:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Please list the full technical specs of the specific device in order to receive better guidance
It meets the min specs from MS, but then so did another relatives laptop but they found that W10 was so slow they reverted to Win8 - so I was just wondering if others had had experiences with a PC of similar 'power'.
It should run Windows 10 similar to how it's running Windows 8. It certainly won't perform 'better'. It will work, but it might not be usable in the sense of speed.
In my experience (18 PC's converted to Win10, so far), if the PC runs Win7, it will run Win10 "better". That may akso be because I clean up the PC and update drivers, BIOS, defrag drive, etc... when I upgrade them to Win10... Nobody has complained to me after upgrading to Win10...
Let me add my vote: the owner really should image the hard drive before attempting anything as major as an OS upgrade. It will greatly simplify life if the upgrade fails badly.
In my limited experience, if a PC runs Windows 7, it will run 10 about the same. I don't think that 10 requires more resources than 7.