1. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Pro
       04 Feb 2016 #1

    Windows 10 (64 bit) works fine on an old Intel DQ35JO system

    I just finished doing a clean install (downloaded the MS DVD iso) on an old system that has an Intel DQ35JO motherboard, 8gb RAM and a Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor. It was previously running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. I entered the Windows 7 key during the install to a freshly formatted (GPT) SSD and once everything was done it activated without any complaint, all the hardware was recognized except for an Intel ME device driver that I installed from what I previously used with Windows 7. Everything works fine and all the software I've used so far works without any problems.

    Just sharing in case anyone else is wondering if it works.
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Sydney NSW Australia
    Posts : 275
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1607 (14393.222)
       05 Feb 2016 #2

    Thanks. I have a Lenovo M55 with a Q6600 and it won't allow UPGRADE because of the Q6600 so, I will give
    this a try and see how I go.
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  3. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,430
       05 Feb 2016 #3

    Pendaws said: View Post
    Thanks. I have a Lenovo M55 with a Q6600 and it won't allow UPGRADE because of the Q6600 so, I will give
    this a try and see how I go.
    Many pcs do not 'allow' upgrade but actually upgrade fine if you manually upgrade using MS iso.

    All this really means is MS do not know if the 3rd party drivers work, but in most cases older 8.1 drivers work fine.

    Obviously backup data etc (preferably a sysytem image before you backup) before you upgrade. Make sure you know you Windoss 7/8 key before you start.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1,390
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       05 Feb 2016 #4


    The upgrade from W7 X64 Pro to W10 worked fine for me on a Dell OptiPlex 745 sporting a Q660 and 8 Gb of ram. No issues whatsoever.

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  5. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Feb 2016 #5

    cereberus said: View Post
    Many pcs do not 'allow' upgrade but actually upgrade fine if you manually upgrade using MS iso.
    I have 5 systems to upgrade and I'm doing a clean install on each of the them on a separate hard disk (or SSD). That way I can get the Windows 10 upgrades activated before the July 29, 2016 deadline and just pop my old drive back in to keep using the older OS until I have time to reinstall the apps and transfer files, etc ... It also let's me know now if the systems can run Windows 10 or not. I'm not eager to use the 'upgrade' method as a fresh install on a new drive is more reliable and eliminates any possible downtime (and stress) if things go wrong. Gee, what can go wrong with a computer...

    ERROR : I just noticed that the CPU on the DQ35JO motherboard is a Q9300 and NOT a Q6600.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 1,075
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       05 Feb 2016 #6

    Any of the Core 2 Quads will work. People have been able to install Windows 10 in a Pentium 4, if I remember correctly.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Feb 2016 #7

    I just did completed another one:

    Asus P6X58D-E, Core i7- 960, 24gb RAM, ATI Radeon HD 5700 Video.
    (Asus provides no Windows 10 drivers on its website for this board)

    Again, I performed a clean install using the DVD created with Microsoft's ISO. All the devices were properly recognized and all drivers were installed automatically. It activated without issue. Everything works great :-)

    Would it be useful to have a thread dedicated to reporting systems successfully being upgraded to Windows 10 (or failing)?
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