Windows 10: C'mon Ms let XP users upgrade too W10 could be the REAL XP killer

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  1.    03 Aug 2015 #11

    BunnyJ said:
    Jeff
    PS, good points.
    Thank you, sir.
    I guess you've now become MinionJ?
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  2.    03 Aug 2015 #12

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    Thank you, sir.
    I guess you've now become MinionJ?
    I like Minions!!
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #13

    Can I just clarify something here? (And yes I know this has been posted elsewhere)

    So I'm an insider. I am a Vista user. But I have a second hand HP mini-desktop that has a Pentium IV 2+ GHz (and it hyperthreads). So could I install the very first TP installation that I downloaded way back in the fall, and upgrade it to the newest Insider version? By the way, I'd be sticking to the x86 build.
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  4.    03 Aug 2015 #14

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    Can I just clarify something here? (And yes I know this has been posted elsewhere)

    So I'm an insider. I am a Vista user. But I have a second hand HP mini-desktop that has a Pentium IV 2+ GHz (and it hyperthreads). So could I install the very first TP installation that I downloaded way back in the fall, and upgrade it to the newest Insider version? By the way, I'd be sticking to the x86 build.
    If you can get a copy of the last build 10240,.. you might be able to get that to work. Check out Microsoft News.. I got a good ISO from them.
    HTH
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  5.    03 Aug 2015 #15

    I believe the very old Insider builds are already expired. Still, if your CPU won't run 8, it won't 10.

    Regarding XP, anyone that wants to upgrade has, or they have a really good reason not to. It's ridiculously cheap to get a copy of Windows 7 starter for $10 off ebay (or less). Then you can upgrade to 10 for free. If you can't spend $10 on your OS, I doubt free will change anything.
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  6.    03 Aug 2015 #16

    Mystere said: View Post
    I believe the very old Insider builds are already expired. Still, if your CPU won't run 8, it won't 10.

    Regarding XP, anyone that wants to upgrade has, or they have a really good reason not to. It's ridiculously cheap to get a copy of Windows 7 starter for $10 off ebay (or less). Then you can upgrade to 10 for free. If you can't spend $10 on your OS, I doubt free will change anything.
    But the x86 version should run, no? I thought the CPU issues are only on x64?
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  7.    03 Aug 2015 #17

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    If you can get a copy of the last build 10240,.. you might be able to get that to work. Check out Microsoft News.. I got a good ISO from them.
    HTH
    Sounds good.
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       03 Aug 2015 #18

    Windows 10 will run better than 7 or 8 on older machines, it has lower system requirements and will adapt better. It was made to be an universal OS for all different platforms like Xbox, tablet or phones.
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  9.    03 Aug 2015 #19

    mkdr said: View Post
    Windows 10 will run better than 7 or 8 on older machines, it has lower system requirements and will adapt better. It was made to be an universal OS for all different platforms like Xbox, tablet or phones.
    Yeah I thought all of that NX/SSE2 business was just on x64 builds. When I tested the initial Win10 TP builds, I used a VM on my known incompatible machine (for x64). I'll try to fetch the 10240 build like BunnyJ suggested.

    Anyhoo, sorry to derail the thread.
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  10.    03 Aug 2015 #20

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    But the x86 version should run, no? I thought the CPU issues are only on x64?
    Only one of them is. NX is still a requirement in both. CMXCHG16 is the one that's required for 64 bit.
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