Try what is deemed incompatible for it may work out well in the end.


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    Try what is deemed incompatible for it may work out well in the end.


    Believe it or not, some old hardware does work with what you are aiming for as a result. For example, these are my old specs that worked without a issue on Windows 10:

    Processor: Intel Pentium 4 (32-bit architecture)
    Graphics: ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Series
    RAM: 2GB

    There is almost never a thing called "Incompatible". You just need to be motivated to attempt what is considered to be incompatible. Using the PC specs above, that is how I proved Microsoft wrong. I installed Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation on that old PC since the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistance said my display did not work.11 days from the date that key expired, I called Microsoft and they verified that the display did work and in turn, activated Windows 10 Ultimate with a key that would not expire. So as the title of this post states, try what is deemed incompatible for it may work out well in the end.
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  2. lx07's Avatar
    Posts : 5,479
    2004
       #2

    Etanarvazac said:
    Believe it or not, <snip> they activated Windows 10 Ultimate with a key that would not expire.
    Not a bad first post, I have had variable interactions with MS over the phone, sometimes good.

    They have never activated a product that doesn't exist though. Good for you.
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  3. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Windows 10 IoT
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    Just about every Edition of Windows 10 gets a Digital License these days. And once you get that, its good for forever. Enterprise installs, IMHO, should never get a DL. But some do, mine did, as I used a MAK key instead of the usual Volume License key. Volume License installs will (should) never get a DL. MAK keys do for some reason, similar to retail keys in a way I guess? I have yet to figure out if its accidental or by intension. The key they used must have been a MAK key. Does it show as activated with a Digital License in Settings > Updates & security > Activation?
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,515
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    While the mysterious upgrade of Windows 10 Enterprise eval version to a fully activated Windows 10 "Ultimate" by Microsoft is extremely dubious.....

    My thoughts on "incompatible hardware" is this. Make a backup image of what you have installed and working. Try the software you want to try. If it works, then great! If it doesn't work, then restore the backup image you made and all you've lost is time.
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  5. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Windows 10 IoT
       #5

    Missed the "Windows 10 Ultimate" part, Typo? As there is no such thing as 10 ultimate?
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