1.    26 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 installation on old laptops

    Hi guys, I have two laptops wanted to upgrade to windows 10, so one of them is u41sv ASUS laptop, according to Microsoft get Windows 10 on the desktop taskbar, it can be upgrade, I talk to the ASUS support, and they told me that Windows 7 drivers do not work on Windows 10 and Windows 8 drivers works on Windows 10, they also told me to wait while they contact their technical team to get the compatible drivers for my model (which I am still waiting). Is it ok to use Windows 7 drivers? Can I use generic drivers from the manufacturer itself for each components, is it safe? Should I wait for ASUS? Another laptop is a sony vpccw16fg laptop. After I upgrade my key to Windows 10 first time? Can I reinstall endlessly even after the 31st July 2016 deadline?

    To cut it short, here are the specifications page for both of the laptops.
    ASUS laptop: Intel Core i5-2410m model (2.30ghz)
    U41SV | Notebooks | ASUS Malaysia

    Sony Asia Pacific
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  2.    26 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Hi Edwin, Absolutely you can use old drivers. I am using a Windows XP driver for my X1600 graphics card (that was the last one made). On another machine I'm also using a beta windows 8 driver for (Lenovo) WWAN as they never upgraded that for Windows 8.

    Once you upgrade even if something doesn't work (even though most likely it will) you will get it working - you just try drivers (generic or otherwise) until you find ones that work.

    If you are upgrading (rather than clean install) however you might find it better to uninstall old drivers (particularly display and Wi-Fi), unplug every USB device you have connected first. Once you have upgraded you can re-install the drivers.

    Once you have upgraded you can indeed reinstall endlessly (on the same device).

    Make a backup and then try it would be my suggestion. If it doesn't work just do a clean install following the tutorial below. You'll then have Windows 10 registered on your device no matter what.

    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
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