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  1. Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Linux
       11 Jun 2015 #31

    Nemix said: View Post
    Anything that can run Windows 7 (32-bit) can also run Windows 10 (32-bit) although I'd highly advise 3-4GB of memory minimum with Windows 10 on older hardware if possible or you'll have to live with the pagefile being used all the time, 2GB of memory is just not enough even for Windows 7 (32-bit) on older hardware and considering Windows 10 has new potentially memory hogging features like Virtual Desktops and desktop Metro Apps 3-4GB of memory minimum is highly advised even on the 32-bit version of the OS.
    Whoa there. We're just trying to get it installed and running. Lets not get ahead of ourselves with actual usability
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  2. Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,163
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       11 Jun 2015 #32

    Nemix said: View Post
    Anything that can run Windows 7 (32-bit) can also run Windows 10 (32-bit) although I'd highly advise 3-4GB of memory minimum with Windows 10 on older hardware if possible or you'll have to live with the pagefile being used all the time, 2GB of memory is just not enough even for Windows 7 (32-bit) on older hardware and considering Windows 10 has new potentially memory hogging features like Virtual Desktops and desktop Metro Apps 3-4GB of memory minimum is highly advised even on the 32-bit version of the OS.
    Nope.
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  3. Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 130
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       11 Jun 2015 #33

    shaocaholica said: View Post
    Whoa there. We're just trying to get it installed and running. Lets not get ahead of ourselves with actual usability
    I ran Windows 7 (32-bit) on a mini desktop that originally came with Windows XP Professional just fine when Windows 7 first came out in 2009 on 2GB of ram but these days 2GB just doesn't cut even on 32-bit.

    Even a old PC close to 10 years old that originally came with Windows XP can run Windows 7/8.1/10 just fine if the hardware was consider high end back then, where talking about desktop hardware that old but still just pretty much as powerful as some Windows tablets on the market today; the real question is...can the old PC hardware support more than 2GB of memory that is recognized and useable in the OS.

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    Nope.
    Yup nothing else to say, same way your chain of thoughts work...empty.
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  4. Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       11 Jun 2015 #34

    Nemix said: View Post
    I ran Windows 7 (32-bit) on a mini desktop that originally came with Windows XP Professional just fine when Windows 7 first came out in 2009 on 2GB of ram but these days 2GB just doesn't cut even on 32-bit.

    Even a old PC close to 10 years old that originally came with Windows XP can run Windows 7/8.1/10 just fine if the hardware was consider high end back then, where talking about desktop hardware that old but still just pretty much as powerful as some Windows tablets on the market today; the real question is...can the old PC hardware support more than 2GB of memory that is recognized and useable in the OS.



    Yup nothing else to say, same way your chain of thoughts work...empty.
    my old dell runs win7 32bit ,but will not even let me install win10 ,so when you say ANY computer that will run win7 32 bit will run win10 32 bit you are not correct , Right
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  5. Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 8.1 Pro
       11 Jun 2015 #35

    I stand corrected if it's a hardware incompatibility with Windows 10 itself but at the same time I still stand by any machine that can run Windows 7 (32-bit) can run Windows 10 (32-bit) at least the final version of Windows 10 not the beta's.

    The drivers built into Windows 10 should be improved for older hardware if anything over Windows 7 but the BIOS of the old PC maybe another thing.
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  6. Join Date : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       11 Jun 2015 #36

    Nemix said: View Post
    I stand corrected if it's a hardware incompatibility with Windows 10 itself but at the same time I still stand by any machine that can run Windows 7 (32-bit) can run Windows 10 (32-bit) at least the final version of Windows 10 not the beta's.

    The drivers built into Windows 10 should be improved for older hardware if anything over Windows 7 but the BIOS of the old PC maybe another thing.
    Why should they. . .its not Microsoft fault if you want to continue running on an old system even they have to cut the cord at some point. . .
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  7. Join Date : May 2015
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    Win 10 Pro, build 1511
       12 Jun 2015 #37

    Runs Quite Well.
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  8. Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Win7 x64
       12 Jun 2015 #38

    Lee said: View Post
    At present I am running a Intel Q9300 Quad in a socket 775 at 2.5 gig Hz without any problems. This was originally a Vista machine with an Intel Pentium Dual Cord. I had the Q9300 laying around so I pop it in about five years ago and it still going strong. This is my Win 10 system.
    Ditto here. Running a Q6700 at 2.67 GHz in socket 775with both win7 and ten without any problems. This is my main setup and after I replaced the Dual core for a quad I have no complaints at all.

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  9. Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,163
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       12 Jun 2015 #39

    It seems that many Intel processors up to about ten years old will run the Windows 10 previews released up till now, but there's no saying if the RTM versions will work. It was a similar position with Windows 8 when the Release Preview would not run on processors that would not pass certain CPU feature checks - PAE, SSE2, NX, CMPXCHG16B, and so on, even though the earlier preview releases worked OK.

    Nobody here in this thread has yet posted about a system with Windows 10 IP running on an AMD CPU, since some older (at the time, some as old as six years were affected!) AMD processors, such as Athlon 64 X2, have been problematic with Windows 8.1 64-bit version. Microsoft has apparently been unconcerned with their disaffected AMD users.

    As far as memory is concerned, any system with 1GB or more will install Windows 10, but with the 32-bit version, you will be limited as always, to about 3.6GB of useable RAM, so amounts like 2GB are middle of the road as far as usage is concerned.

    This thread was intended as a bit of fun, and people making off-topic, unfounded, and untrue statements such as that by Nemix tend to get in the way of the enjoyment. That's why I answered with "Nope." I could have said something else
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  10. Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 22
    Win7 x64
       12 Jun 2015 #40

    With regard to this, is there a way to run windows 10 on a flash drive for testing? It would be much easier to run a live version like you can do with linux, to just test the hardware compatibility. Is it possible to install windows 10 on a usb stick?
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