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  1.    24 Feb 2017 #1
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    Which version of Windows is best for my old Dell Latitude D620 laptop?


    I have bought an old and used Dell Latitude D620, and on it, I currently have Windows XP preinstalled on it. But, since XP is very much outdated, I would like to upgrade the Windows version on it.
    So, the options available are the latest Windows 10 and the most popular Windows 7. So which of these versions is best for my old system?
    I have 2 GB of RAM and 80 GB HDD on it and the system is 32-bit only.
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  2.    24 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    Well, it works with Windows 10, apparently...

    1ghz 2g ram 250gb hd. Refurbished DELLs they gave everyone in my sons class. Popup comes up. your computer is compatible! Pressed the button. An hour later its done and working better than it was.I'm impressed.
    ...and, scroll down near the bottom of the page...
    Dell Latitude D620, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 80GB HDD, Intel 945 graphics and it runs far faster on Windows 10 than Windows 7 even after a clean OS install of Win7.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/c...not_one_issue/

    Aparently it'll even run 64-bit.
    Running Windows 10 64bits on 1 GB ram and with dell latitude d620 - YouTube
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  3.    24 Feb 2017 #3
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    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT

    You could probably increase the ram quantity to 4gb, but not until the laptop has proved itself with W10 hp 32 bit.
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  4.    24 Feb 2017 #4
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    But with such limited hardware? Windows 10 would run with glitches in it.
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  5.    24 Feb 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Well, it works with Windows 10, apparently...


    ...and, scroll down near the bottom of the page...

    Old outdated Dell. Win 10 not one issue! : Windows10

    Aparently it'll even run 64-bit.
    Running Windows 10 64bits on 1 GB ram and with dell latitude d620 - YouTube
    I'm asking which version would run better on a limited 2 GB RAM and 1.73 GHz and 80 GB hard drive. And it should be 32-bit only, as no 64-bit support is available in my system.
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  6.    24 Feb 2017 #6
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    Why not get Windows 7 for it? Upgrade it quickly to Windows 10 while Microsoft is still allowing for free. Then decide which you want to keep. You can always go back to Windows 7. Also, a retail edition of Windows 7 upgraded to Windows 10 will allow you to move either the Windows 7 or Windows 10 to a new computer in the future.

    IMHO, Windows 10 runs better on older/limited resources than Windows 7 on the same computer.
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  7.    25 Feb 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Why not get Windows 7 for it? Upgrade it quickly to Windows 10 while Microsoft is still allowing for free. Then decide which you want to keep. You can always go back to Windows 7. Also, a retail edition of Windows 7 upgraded to Windows 10 will allow you to move either the Windows 7 or Windows 10 to a new computer in the future.

    IMHO, Windows 10 runs better on older/limited resources than Windows 7 on the same computer.
    Is there any particular proven evidence of it, that Windows 10 uses old resources on low-end PCs?
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  8.    25 Feb 2017 #8
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    You need to consider whether the BIOS supports Windows 10. Consult Dell Tech Support if they will help you else the Dell Laptop Forum to see if there are any BIOS issues. Also see your Dell laptop support page to see what it says about Windows support. See here Support for Latitude D620 | Dell UK Use the latest 2013 BIOS at least. Make a full system backup using Macrium Reflect Free or a similar product so you can always restore your system if you upgrade and have problems.
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  9.    25 Feb 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    You need to consider whether the BIOS supports Windows 10. Consult Dell Tech Support if they will help you else the Dell Laptop Forum to see if there are any BIOS issues. Also see your Dell laptop support page to see what it says about Windows support. See here Support for Latitude D620 | Dell UK Use the latest 2013 BIOS at least. Make a full system backup using Macrium Reflect Free or a similar product so you can always restore your system if you upgrade and have problems.
    Will upgrading the BIOS to at least 2013 version, improve performance on Windows 10 on the Latitude D620?
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  10.    25 Feb 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by abasitm1993 View Post
    Will upgrading the BIOS to at least 2013 version, improve performance on Windows 10 on the Latitude D620?
    It might improve compatibility. I think you should consult the Dell Laptop Forum to ask if other have upgraded and what problems they had. See Forums - - Laptop - Dell Community
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