1.    20 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2
    windows7

    Windows 7 to Windows 10


    I use windows 7 with like 4 gigs of ram. It's an old pc, rather sluggish now. Freezes when I game and have chrome open.

    If I upgrade to windows 10 will it fix any of this or just make it worse?

    Thanks.
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  2.    21 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,870
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    It would be much easier to answer your question if you give your system specs, as the processor and graphics systems which run Windows 7 may not be compatible with Windows 10. Please add your specs to your profile and post back.

    Having said that, if your system is compatible, then you will notice that Windows 10 will usually run faster after you have moved to windows 10.

    You may find that you will not gain any great benefits until you have clean installed Windows 10, as an upgrade may carry over some of the baggage your Windows 7 system is suffering from. In particular, 3rd party utilities and antivirus etc., may cause problems.

    If you have enough disk space, consider creating a new partition greater than 30 GB and use the following tutorial for a side by side Windows 10 dual boot to the new partition. Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
    You will be able to install directly from the iso you have downloaded without using a usb or burning a DVD from within Windows 7.
    Use the genuineticket.xml to activate after installation, skipping the product key prompts.
    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
    In step 12, select the new partition to install to.
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  3.    21 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2
    windows7
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    It would be much easier to answer your question if you give your system specs, as the processor and graphics systems which run Windows 7 may not be compatible with Windows 10. Please add your specs to your profile and post back.

    Having said that, if your system is compatible, then you will notice that Windows 10 will usually run faster after you have moved to windows 10.

    You may find that you will not gain any great benefits until you have clean installed Windows 10, as an upgrade may carry over some of the baggage your Windows 7 system is suffering from. In particular, 3rd party utilities and antivirus etc., may cause problems.

    If you have enough disk space, consider creating a new partition greater than 30 GB and use the following tutorial for a side by side Windows 10 dual boot to the new partition. Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
    You will be able to install directly from the iso you have downloaded without using a usb or burning a DVD from within Windows 7.
    Use the genuineticket.xml to activate after installation, skipping the product key prompts.
    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
    In step 12, select the new partition to install to.
    Hi, thanks!

    I cannot find where to update my profile system specs, so I will just post here instead.

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
    Processor - Amd Anthlon(tm) II x4 630 processor (4cpus) ~2.8ghz
    Memory - 4096 RAM
    AMD Radeon HD 5670

    Any other info that you need?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    21 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,129
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Remember to use disk imaging to make a full backup to which you can revert should things go wrong before proceeding.
    Aomei Backupper or Macrium reflect (more complex interface, no incremental imaging) both free + external storage + boot medium.

    You should use disk imaging periodically as a matter of course.
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