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

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  1.    16 Aug 2015 #1

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


    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.
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  2.    16 Aug 2015 #2

    Windows 10 checks for hardware compatibility before it installs itself, if her pc passes the test, then she should be fine.

    On my highest spec computer.. to me windows 10 runs faster than windows 8.1 did.

    There have been some reports that on lower end laptops, at the moment anyway, windows 10 might not be a good idea.

    Hope something helps.

    TC
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  3.    16 Aug 2015 #3

    From what I've seen, it's consistently faster than whatever was installed before. Sometimes not by much, but it's still faster.
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  4.    16 Aug 2015 #4

    If her PC can run Windows 7, it can do Windows 10.
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  5.    16 Aug 2015 #5

    By all means go for it. I have a pc from vista days, after windows 10 upgrade, ran as fast as the winds blow, only upgrade to the hardware is SSD drive. Why wait ? Make sure you have a back up. You girlfriend will love you more.
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  6.    16 Aug 2015 #6

    ramram55 said: View Post
    By all means go for it. I have a pc from vista days, after windows 10 upgrade, ran as fast as the winds blow, only upgrade to the hardware is SSD drive. Why wait ? You girlfriend will love you more.
    Can one be loved too much?
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  7.    16 Aug 2015 #7

    Before doing the upgrade, I'd highly suggest uninstalling any antivirus to avoid conflict (Windows is supposed to do this on its own, but often doesn't).
    After the upgrade you may need to uninstall, reboot and reinstall any video drivers.
    And don't be shocked if issues arise that require you to do a clean install (always recommended anyhow), to get a stable OS.
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  8.    16 Aug 2015 #8

    Keep her expectations very low.
    It's common sense that the older the gear, the more it will struggle to keep her amused.

    Women tend to like all the fancy gizmos and slow loading websites and they'll install absolutely everything that pops up regardless if they know what it does! Snap-chat camera apps, Let's play make up salon trial chase the candy games, malware, trickware, crapware... they love it! They also love random malware browser start pages and they can't get enough tool bars either! Who needs space to look at a web page when there's lots of shiny buttons to click on.

    Upgrade her computer, make yourself the admin and give her an account to log into.
    There's no need to tell her what you're doing, just keep the computer safe.

    Better still, buy her a new computer.
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  9.    16 Aug 2015 #9

    Sorry to sound negative after all this positive feedback but I do not expect you to have very good performance after the upgrade.
    I didn't with a very high end laptop. Once I upgraded I had to do a clean install and then I was able to experience the real windows 10 which is amazingly fast and stable. So if you know how to do it, I would advise to make a clean install after the upgrade to get the best.
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  10.    16 Aug 2015 #10

    teachermark said: View Post
    Keep her expectations very low.
    It's common sense that the older the gear, the more it will struggle to keep her amused.

    Women tend to like all the fancy gizmos and slow loading websites and they'll install absolutely everything that pops up regardless if they know what it does! Snap-chat camera apps, Let's play make up salon trial chase the candy games, malware, trickware, crapware... they love it! They also love random malware browser start pages and they can't get enough tool bars either! Who needs space to look at a web page when there's lots of shiny buttons to click on.

    Upgrade her computer, make yourself the admin and give her an account to log into.
    There's no need to tell her what you're doing, just keep the computer safe.

    Better still, buy her a new computer.
    a new computer will be bought soon, and I have trained my girl ) jk, she knows how to handle websites adds and malware.
    And thx for the feedback guyz, don't worry I know all about antivirus and drivers, know for sure that NVidia has a windows 10 version of driver, was wondering if the computer would keep up with win 10. and if its crappy I will go for a clean install, that's the best way I know, but i'll try upgrade first so I wont delete any of her files. for me upgrade worked beautifully I mean its really fast now, ms edge I love the most, cause after the upgrade I clicked on chrome... waiting and waiting... then click on edge, edge pops up instantly, after a while chrome shows up loading) .
    And about antivirus I use avast, and I didn't uninstall avast before upgrade because I forgot, but avast is working great no problems with it.
    She has windows defender that came preinstalled i think, would i need to uninstall that if it is from ms?
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