Windows 10: Getting ready for 10

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  1.    21 Jan 2015 #1

    Getting ready for 10


    Planning to get 10, but I have a question 1st.
    What's the best way to test my mobo? I mean EVERYTHING; including all Sata, Video, Lan & USB ports.
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  2.    21 Jan 2015 #2

    Update your system spec's in your profile so we can advise you....
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  3.    21 Jan 2015 #3

    Or look here for the minimum requirements ... https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../dn798752.aspx
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       21 Jan 2015 #4

    Your running windows 7 64bit, it will run 10
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    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       21 Jan 2015 #5

    I see you have a self built PC, so you could try a dual boot with Windows 10 Technical Preview.
    There are different ways to do that and putting Windows 10 on a separate disk drive and then boot to it would be a good way to test your hardware. Plenty of help on here if you want to try it.

    Jim
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    Windows 10 Build 14267
       22 Jan 2015 #6

    Your running windows 7 64bit, it will run 10
    It's not always so simple. The changes in kernel, especially regarding the way that the OS handles GPU capabilities, may cause some trouble. I say that because I have a machine that runs Windows 7 nicely, but doesn't support Windows 8/8.1 only because the on-board video.
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  7.    22 Jan 2015 #7

    Vladimir said: View Post
    Your running windows 7 64bit, it will run 10
    It's not always so simple. The changes in kernel, especially regarding the way that the OS handles GPU capabilities, may cause some trouble. I say that because I have a machine that runs Windows 7 nicely, but doesn't support Windows 8/8.1 only because the on-board video.
    True... I had a PC before this one and it only could go up to Win7. When I installed Win8/Win8.1 I would get errors over chip set issues. Overall the PC was not being supported by HP anymore and it just couldn't use any newer OS. It came with Vista new and I got it used and I was lucky to get Win7 to work.


    If you have Win8 working more than likely Win10 will work.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       23 Jan 2015 #8

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Vladimir said: View Post
    Your running windows 7 64bit, it will run 10
    It's not always so simple. The changes in kernel, especially regarding the way that the OS handles GPU capabilities, may cause some trouble. I say that because I have a machine that runs Windows 7 nicely, but doesn't support Windows 8/8.1 only because the on-board video.
    True... I had a PC before this one and it only could go up to Win7. When I installed Win8/Win8.1 I would get errors over chip set issues. Overall the PC was not being supported by HP anymore and it just couldn't use any newer OS. It came with Vista new and I got it used and I was lucky to get Win7 to work.


    If you have Win8 working more than likely Win10 will work.

    Good to know, thanks Bunny and Vladimir
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    10 Pro Preview x64
       23 Jan 2015 #9

    Vladimir said: View Post
    Your running windows 7 64bit, it will run 10
    It's not always so simple. The changes in kernel, especially regarding the way that the OS handles GPU capabilities, may cause some trouble. I say that because I have a machine that runs Windows 7 nicely, but doesn't support Windows 8/8.1 only because the on-board video.
    Correct. There were people on eightforums who 8 worked for and 8.1 didn't. Try it and see. Probably if you have a fairly recent system it will work but you can't depend on it.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       23 Jan 2015 #10

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Vladimir said: View Post
    Your running windows 7 64bit, it will run 10
    It's not always so simple. The changes in kernel, especially regarding the way that the OS handles GPU capabilities, may cause some trouble. I say that because I have a machine that runs Windows 7 nicely, but doesn't support Windows 8/8.1 only because the on-board video.
    True... I had a PC before this one and it only could go up to Win7. When I installed Win8/Win8.1 I would get errors over chip set issues. Overall the PC was not being supported by HP anymore and it just couldn't use any newer OS. It came with Vista new and I got it used and I was lucky to get Win7 to work.


    If you have Win8 working more than likely Win10 will work.
    Bunnyj & Vladimir

    You might want to try it again with either windows 8.1 or Windows 10 preview but make sure you are connected to the Internet & choose get updates while installing windows. In Windows 7 make sure the device instillation settings is set to yes.

    The reason Microsoft has newer hardware updates. I had a HP printer that didn't work with windows 7, now it does after a recent windows update patch.


    Didn't Microsoft lower the system requirements for Windows 10?
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