Windows 10: Compatibility Of my hardware for Win 10 Pro 64bit upgrade

  1.    24 Jun 2018 #1

    Compatibility Of my hardware for Win 10 Pro 64bit upgrade


    Ok everyone I'm an 74yo bloke who is very cautious in what I do. I have been running Win 7 Pro 64 bit Sp1 since about Nov 2009. The time has come for me to venture into the world of Win 10m Pro 64bit but before I do I want it goes as hassle free as possible. Before I venture to it I want to ensure the compatibility of my system with the OS. Here is a screen shot of my system details. Please Help me to determine whether my hardware will handle the upgrade. Thank heaps
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  2.    24 Jun 2018 #2

    Hi, on a slightly different aspect-
    a. be aware some people have encountered more than the average number of problems with the current Win 10 build (1803). I'm using the previous one- 1709- and that's fine.
    b. Win 10 uses a completely different model of upgrades and updates to the Win 7 SPx one you're used to. Thus there are major new builds - big upgrade with possible problems and feature changes- every 6 months. Updates in between.
    c. Most immediately you will find the start menu and search quite different to what you are used to.
    d. As you will have a Pro license, you will be able to
    - defer feature updates (upgrades- new builds) for up to 1 year
    - set Notify for updates in group policy so updates occur when you want them

    Before attempting to upgrade, make sure you have a current disk image of your Win 7 system. We constantly recommend using e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + external storage. You are cautious- so maybe you're already doing this.

    When you do upgrade, first uninstall any AV, disconnect all unnecessary peripherals. Best to run SFC /SCANNOW and resolve problems beforehand.

    I also wonder why you are only on Win 7 SP1- is windows update working on your PC? If not, how are you planning to upgrade?

    ** Graphics: please see
    Windows 10 and ATI Radeon HD 4600
    ATI Radeon HD 4600 Not working in Windows 10. | Community

    - no Win 10 driver?
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  3.    24 Jun 2018 #3

    Ok Re upgrade, I have downloaded onto a usb from Microsoft Win 10 exe
    Here is what has been downloaded to my USB
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  4.    24 Jun 2018 #4

    Assuming you have created that using the MS assistant, should be fine wrt the OS.
    But please note the caveats and precautions- and in particular the incompatibility of your graphics card.

    Do some checks on your CPU:
    AMD Phenom II X2 and Windows 10 compatibility - Microsoft Community
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  5.    24 Jun 2018 #5

    Yep used MS assistant. Reckon that an GPU upgrade is the way to go before I do anything. What i am considering doing is to set up a dual boot so as i can slowly get used to Win 10 but using Win 7 until that time.
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  6.    24 Jun 2018 #6

    Certainly worth trying it out if you've never had hands on Win 10. I had to make changes to its appearance when I first upgraded to cope with it.

    There are plenty of start menu replacement programs around- just another small program - which may be easier to use - more familiar. If you have many programs installed and a deeply nested start menu (more than about 3 folders deep) Win 10 style menus simply don't cope- they list the shortcuts in those folders linearly.

    Think
    Help
    Help
    Help
    ...
    - all from different program shortcut folders.

    Options for customising it are more limited, and MS is progressively moving content from the Control Panel to Settings- in the latest build, frustratingly, the ability to set a program to handle all defaults it can has been lost. Maybe they will respond to feedback.

    If you like Aero, it is still possible to get a form of that with a 3rd party program.
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  7.    24 Jun 2018 #7

    Nah have go much in my start menu. Try to avoid that if i can when installing programs. Haven't used Aero at all. Not interested. Yeh, could well be about Appearance changes, I subscribe to "How to geeks" They have some pretty good tip on this sort of thing regularly. Well getting very close to my bedtime here in Aus. Signing off. Thanks heaps for your valuable input. it has certainly helped. I'll keep you informed about progerss.
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