Windows 10: Is a Windows 10 upgrade safe/worth it on an old system, for gaming?

  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1

    Is a Windows 10 upgrade safe/worth it on an old system, for gaming?


    I currently have Windows 7, and I've never had issues with it in particular.

    I'm wondering if upgrading to Windows 10 would be safe or worth it with the following system;

    It's a Gateway DX4831-01C (link below), I've had it for about 5~6 years.
    Gateway DX4831-01C Desktop i3 2.93GHz 6GB 1TB DVDRW -

    Basic specs;

    CPU: Intel Core i3 530 @ 2.93GHz
    RAM: 6GB DDR3
    Graphics Card: ATI HD4350 512mb
    HDD: 1TB

    Is it likely to cause issues with older systems? Will there be compatibility issues? Will it significantly boost my performance for gaming, with such specs?
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2

    It's up to you personally, the system requirements are the same as windows 7 and I've found it to use about the same amount of memory (of course I am comparing 10 pro to 7 ultimate) if you're unsure you could always wait a couple of weeks. or create a system recovery of your windows 7 and run the upgrade. if you don't like it you can revert.
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    IF one wants to take advantage of DX12 and the games that will come that will use DX12, yes, but only if one
    has the card capable of DX12 . Yours is not.

    How it would run on your system is a unknown, nobody out here could predict.

    I"m not sure why you bring up gaming in context with that hardware as it can't be considered a gaming rig by any stretch.
    Light/moderate demand gaming I suppose.

    I'd probably stick with WIn 7 since you didn't take advantage of testing it during preview cycle.
    If you do so now, you risk tossing 99 bucks out the window (pun intended) if Win10 doesn't like your hardware.

    I will say the preview copy of Win10 runs fine on my test machine which is a older
    2009ish era mobo and cpu, ABIT mobo w 8500 E core 2 duo and 4GB RAM.

    I did stuff a spare GTX970 I had laying around collecting dust in it though.

    Back up important data to another drive and give it a go if you must.
    The machine I list above isnn't one either, by todays standards or those of the past 4 years.
    Other than the fact I stuck a OP GPU in it for giggles.
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