What to expect from windows 10 on a low end pc?

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  1. Posts : 81
    Windows 10 Pro

    go for it, just wait to w10 to build the index and manage a few things, after that it's lighter and faster
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)

    I upgraded an 8 year old, Acer Aspire One netbook which has a 1.6Ghz Atom cpu and 1.5GB of RAM. The upgrade went smoothly (although it took 2.5 hours) and everything seems to work as it should. Performance is adequate (the netbook never was a speed demon) to perform "normal" tasks like web surfing, email, word processing, spreadsheets, etc...
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  3. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate

    Dragonflow said:
    Hey guyz im new to the forum!
    I enjoy windows 10, I upgraded my pc from windows 8.1 to windows 10, and It had been fantastic (with the exception of a few bugs, like Cortana and search bar, but that's not the problem here) . My girlfriends also wants windows 10, she likes its features and looks and she is crazy about all apps like facebook and viber, her pc started notifing her that she can upgrade to windows 10, I told her to wait till we get more information before we do anything stupid :)).
    Her pc has an AMD processor dual core 2.3 ghz, 2.5 gb of ram, and a really old NVidia gforce 5500 video card. It has windows 7 installed now, works fine, no problems with it. But I was wondering if windows 10 will work better on this pc or work at least at the same level of performance as windows 7 x32 home edition. Cuz it would be bad to miss this opportunity to upgrade when we both paid for our OS.
    The only problem I think of regarding her old pc , is missing drivers, right now it has all necessary drivers and programs, but will windows 10 keep all drivers and programs while upgrading from windows 7; as it did to me ? (when I upgraded to win 10, I had all my programs drivers and files saved, I was amazed to see that I lost practically nothing) .

    Sorry for poor English and sorry if I posted in the wrong place. thank you in advance for reading or replying to my post.

    I'm running a system that's very similar, slightly newer video card, but 2.3ghz AMD CPU, only 2 gb of Ram, but I;ve got several TB of storage.

    I've got Windows 7 running on one partition, and I installed 10 fresh on a new 1 TB HDD. At first, it had no drivers at all, and my Mouse would not work. I had to buy an activation. But after that, Windows 10 started finding my hardware and it installed all of my drivers no sweat. The only thing it did not find was my ancient Brother HP-1230 Laser printer. I had to use an XP driver, and that required 16-bit support, which activated on it's own during the driver install. Without the 16 bit support, the printer does not work, so I probably would not be able to run 64 bit Windows 10 here.

    Everything else has shown up, old GeForce 8400 GS Video card, the system works rather well except for some problems with iTunes 11.
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  4. Posts : 81
    Windows 10 Pro

    XweAponX said:
    Everything else has shown up, old GeForce 8400 GS Video card, the system works rather well except for some problems with iTunes 11.
    Did he say I ****ing Tunes????
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  5. Nus
    Posts : 242
    Win 10 Pro 64bit

    The lowest spec machine I have knocking about, that can be setup without hassle, is a horrible Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop running XP.

    AMD Turion 64 x2 TL-50, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, integrated ATI graphics.

    There is no driver support for any OS beyond XP.

    I think I'll put Win 10 on it for experimental purposes, lol.

    I'll report back if I do.

    eLPuSHeR said:
    I have installed W10 on a Pentium 4 from 2005. 1 GB of DDR RAM. It runs surprisingly well.
    You deserve some props for that, mate.
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  6. Nus
    Posts : 242
    Win 10 Pro 64bit

    No joy, Win 10 won't install on the Inspiron 1501. Just getting the 0xC1900101 - 0x20017, Black Screen, error. Even booting from a USB gives the Black Screen. Tested the handful of BIOS settings you can actually change and it was the same story. Not that bothered enough to dismantle it and remove potentially problematic hardware, lol.

    I did learn that it runs a billion times better with Windows 7, though. So that's a bonus; can probably use it, or give it away, for some purpose or another.
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