Windows 10: Is this spec enough to run W10

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  1.    17 Sep 2015 #1

    Is this spec enough to run W10


    How do you think this spec laptop will perform with Windows 10 - or would it be better to stick with W7.

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    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Sep 2015 #2

    Does your system meet the MS specified requirements?

    Windows 10 System Requirements:

    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
    Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
    Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
    Display: 800x600

    Please list the full technical specs of the specific device in order to receive better guidance
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  3.    17 Sep 2015 #3

    WhyMe said: View Post
    Does your system meet the MS specified requirements?

    Windows 10 System Requirements:

    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
    Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
    Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
    Display: 800x600

    Please list the full technical specs of the specific device in order to receive better guidance
    I'm not sure of the full spec - it's not for me, it's a laptop that belongs to a relative.

    It meets the min specs from MS, but then so did another relatives laptop but they found that W10 was so slow they reverted to Win8 - so I was just wondering if others had had experiences with a PC of similar 'power'.
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  4.    17 Sep 2015 #4

    It should run Windows 10 similar to how it's running Windows 8. It certainly won't perform 'better'. It will work, but it might not be usable in the sense of speed.
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  5.    17 Sep 2015 #5

    In my experience (18 PC's converted to Win10, so far), if the PC runs Win7, it will run Win10 "better". That may akso be because I clean up the PC and update drivers, BIOS, defrag drive, etc... when I upgrade them to Win10... Nobody has complained to me after upgrading to Win10...
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  6.    17 Sep 2015 #6

    azasadny said: View Post
    In my experience (18 PC's converted to Win10, so far), if the PC runs Win7, it will run Win10 "better". That may akso be because I clean up the PC and update drivers, BIOS, defrag drive, etc... when I upgrade them to Win10... Nobody has complained to me after upgrading to Win10...

    Thanks.

    It may be worth trying then - I guess it could always be reverted if its not satisfactory.
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  7. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Sep 2015 #7

    pewe said: View Post
    Thanks.

    It may be worth trying then - I guess it could always be reverted if its not satisfactory.
    I recommend making an image first, just in case the upgrade breaks Windows
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  8. Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       17 Sep 2015 #8

    WhyMe said: View Post
    I recommend making an image first, just in case the upgrade breaks Windows
    I used to know a Village Idiot but his name was Jeber
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  9.    17 Sep 2015 #9

    pewe said: View Post
    Thanks.

    It may be worth trying then - I guess it could always be reverted if its not satisfactory.
    It may be worthwhile to check whether the laptop has Windows 10 drivers available, especially for its display adapter. There may be a work-around, but it would complicate the upgrade. If there are no 10 drivers posted, 8.1 drivers often can be used.

    Let me add my vote: the owner really should image the hard drive before attempting anything as major as an OS upgrade. It will greatly simplify life if the upgrade fails badly.

    In my limited experience, if a PC runs Windows 7, it will run 10 about the same. I don't think that 10 requires more resources than 7.
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  10. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Sep 2015 #10

    Gary said: View Post
    I used to know a Village Idiot but his name was Jeber
    It's just a coincidence that I'm known as 'Jeber - The Pantyhose Kid'. The Jeber your talking about lives in the next village down.
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