Win 10 Best Min Specs?

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  1. Posts : 4
    Win 10 Build 1809
       #1

    Win 10 Best Min Specs?


    Hi!

    As a tech newbie, it looks as though I'm gonna be forced to upgrade my ancient Sony Vaio laptop AGAIN from Win 7 Pro to latest OS 10 just to access most often used apps like Office 2019, et. seq.

    Per MS, all specs below exceed min Sys Requirements for Win 10. But I'm a technical not TOTAL idiot, and know geeks who make software say what it may take to induce sales that produce their high revenue. So, I seek more objective guidance.

    My typical use scenario entails Word, FoxItPhantom (Adobe competitor .pdf reader/editor ), Chrome (3-5 tabs, incl. gMail's), with or PowerPoint nonstop for 12-16 hrs a day...

    Win 10 Best Min Specs?-sony-vaio-specs-list-image.png

    Thanks in advance for all your input or feedback
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #2

    Hmm.....

    That's a 10 year old dual core CPU, rated at 933 on the Passmark benchmark. Nearly an antique.

    2 gigs of RAM.

    That Passmark score compares to 6329 for an 8 year old i5-2500 quad core.

    What are your expectations?

    If it will run Win 7 Pro to your satisfaction, I'd guess you'd be satisfied with it's performance on Win 10.

    I wouldn't buy a new machine until you had at least tried Win 10 on the old one. Depends entirely on your expectations---I doubt you'll find any major surprises assuming Win 10 will in fact install on it.
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  3. Posts : 35,002
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #3

    You can image what you have (so you can go back) and try upgrading- but bear in mind current releases of Win 10 have proved problematic for some- MS has withdrawn 1809 (latest build) presently.

    Drivers? Significant risk..

    2GB RAM- too small realistically. And suggests you'd be using a 32 bit OS.

    Potentially you could reuse your Win 7 Pro license on a new barebones machine and have the benefits of Win 10 Pro (useful update controls e.g.)
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  4. Posts : 56,064
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #4

    I see no mention of hard disk specs. I would imagine a 5400rpm spinner of some smaller capacity.

    These apps:

    Office 2019, et. seq.
    PowerPoint nonstop for 12-16 hrs a day...

    may be problematic given the hardware specs.

    Chrome will run on just about anything.
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  5. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 64-bits
       #5

    dalchina said:
    You can image what you have (so you can go back) and try upgrading- but bear in mind current releases of Win 10 have proved problematic for some- MS has withdrawn 1809 (latest build) presently.

    Drivers? Significant risk..

    2GB RAM- too small realistically. And suggests you'd be using a 32 bit OS.

    Potentially you could reuse your Win 7 Pro license on a new barebones machine and have the benefits of Win 10 Pro (useful update controls e.g.)
    I guess I shouldn't try updating my MSI U120 Netbook, currently running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit with these specs:

    • Intel Atom CPU N270, 1.6 GHz
    • 1 GB memory
    • 64 GBs SSD drive
    • Mobile Intel 945 display adapter

    The CPU is probably not supported anyway...

    I forgot about the Win 7 Pro license on the Netbook, time to get the license key and reuse it, thanks...
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  6. Posts : 35,002
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6

    I did try upgrading this:
    Aspire One D255E 10.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom N455 Processor, 1 GB RAM , 250 GB HDD, BT 3.0, Windows 7 Starter...

    by Acer

    Aspire One D255E 10.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom N455 Processor, 1 GB RAM , 250 GB HDD, BT 3.0, Windows 7 Starter 32-bit, 8 hours battery life) - Black (Windows 7 Edition Home Premium) is a personal computer product from Acer released 2011-05-03.

    to Win 10- ok, it upgraded and ran- but rather slowly.

    I went back to Win 7 starter.

    (Bought 2nd hand for not much just when travelling as it's so light without its battery).
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  7. Posts : 24,667
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    Cr00zng said:
    I guess I shouldn't try updating my MSI U120 Netbook, currently running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit with these specs:

    • Intel Atom CPU N270, 1.6 GHz...
    dalchina said:
    I did try upgrading this:
    Aspire One D255E 10.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom N455 Processor, 1 GB RAM , 250 GB HDD,...
    to Win 10- ok, it upgraded and ran- but rather slowly.
    (Bought 2nd hand for not much just when travelling as it's so light without its battery).
    Snap

    I upgraded an Acer Aspire ONE D270 - 10.1" - Intel Atom N2600 - 2 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD purely as my 'travel' machine. Remarkably, it runs 32-bit 1809 quite acceptably - probably helped by the N2600's dual core/four logical processors (N2600 specs). Your Intel Atom N455 is single core/two logical processors, so would struggle more than mine (N455 specs).

    But at least we both have 64-bit processors. Cr00zng's Intel Atom N270 is a 32-bit processor with a single core/single logical processor. My experience is that trying to run Windows 10 on a single logical processor is like swimming in treacle.

    At least none of us have a Clover Trail Intel Atom (Z2760, Z2580, Z2560 or Z2520). If we did then Windows 10 won't install anything higher than the Anniversary Update 1607.
    Microsoft cuts off Windows 10 support early for some PCs - Windows 10 Forums
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  8. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #8

    Hi,
    Yes win-10 32 bit
    Use a local account and remove all built in apps you might be okay.

    Otherwise ssd/ quad core and 8gb's of memory should be a minimum now days.
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  9. Posts : 8,635
    Mac OS Catalina
       #9

    That machine will have no problems running 10. Only issue would be display drivers not available and same for the ACPI device.
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  10. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #10

    If you decide to try Windows 10, please make an image backup to an external hard drive using Macrium Reflect before doing so. Then if things don't work out or something goes wrong you can restore the image and be up and running again with Windows 7 in 20 or 30 minutes.
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