1.    13 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 2
    Win 7 (May be win 10 soon)

    Should I?


    So a long time ago i upgraded to Windows 10 but after a month or two it would lock up on the loading screen when starting so i wiped the HD and reinstalled the original Windows 7. I have gotten the upgrade notification again and i feel like i want to do it but i have been reading and i think my processor dosen't support it...
    2 of the instructions that are needed are not there but like i said it ran before (not for long) and yea.. so should i go ahead and upgrade or just keep Windows 7
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  2.    13 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,986
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by joecoolmc View Post
    So a long time ago i upgraded to Windows 10 but after a month or two it would lock up on the loading screen when starting so i wiped the HD and reinstalled the original Windows 7. I have gotten the upgrade notification again and i feel like i want to do it but i have been reading and i think my processor dosen't support it...
    2 of the instructions that are needed are not there but like i said it ran before (not for long) and yea.. so should i go ahead and upgrade or just keep Windows 7
    What are the 2 instructions that are missing?
    I have Win10 on 2 AMD CPUs, the one on the right was Upgraded from Win8.1 and the one on the left from Win7:
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    Both are 64-bit and running quite nicely. The 4-core Phenom has a 3rd level of Cache that the 3-core Athlon does not.
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  3.    13 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 2
    Win 7 (May be win 10 soon)
    Thread Starter

    Alright, it seems like i might be able to run it but if i run into problems i can always downgrade to win 7 (in the 31 days) well thanks for providing examples for me
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  4.    13 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,986
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by joecoolmc View Post
    Alright, it seems like i might be able to run it but if i run into problems i can always downgrade to win 7 (in the 31 days) well thanks for providing examples for me
    You're welcome. My procedure [over 30 now Upgraded] is to update the antivirus and run a full/deep scan then install the free Malwarebytes and update then run, helps to assure the computer is clean before doing the Upgrade to Win10. I've found it also helps to have SP1 installed on Win7 then do all the updates, will be a bunch and take awhile.
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  5.    13 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 697

    Me? I vote to keep Windows 7; how old is the computer? And, did the compatibility/upgrade test really pass the computer for Windows 10?
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  6.    14 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,635
    W10 Insider + Linux

    You may need to update BIOS to last version. Can you post Motherboard tab ?
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  7.    14 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,872
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    Your AMD CPU should be good for Windows 10 - see this old thread:

    AMD ATHLON II install - Windows 10 Forums

    As I mentioned in post #9 there, Coreinfo.exe:

    https://download.sysinternals.com/files/Coreinfo.zip

    will determine if all the required processor instructions are present.

    Any problems generally arise from unsupported (on Windows 10) Graphics processors from that time, but there are often workarounds. Problems with windows 10 setup are common, and sometimes difficult to solve with older hardware.
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  8.    14 May 2016 #8

    To avoid problems with upgrading I would do a clean install after doing the initial upgrade.
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