1.    01 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 10 upgrade problem

    I got an older PC with a Intel Core 2 6600 CPU and currently run Windows 8.1
    When I check to install Windows 10 I get the message that my computer cannot
    run Windows 10 due to the porcessor. I checked it with CPUID and all required
    parameters are met. Can I upgrade my computer?
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  2.    01 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Get Off My Lawn
    Posts : 5,078
    Win10 Pro

    If you are using 8.1 I don't see why it won't run 10.
    I would try it, it should refuse to install if it see's a problem.

    Be sure you do the upgrade from 8.1.

    Be sure you make a back up first to a external drive, just in case there is a problem.

    You can use the upgrade tool here: Windows 10
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    The only way I can install it then is with the DVD image or USB since the upgrade option determined
    my computer's CPU is not compatible. Also My other PC, 3 yrs old, does not get the notifications icon for
    the Windows 10 upgrade and I am running Windows 7 Pro with all the updates current.
    Last edited by hgroth; 02 Aug 2015 at 12:15.
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  4.    02 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 941
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by hgroth View Post
    The only way I can install it then is with the DVD image or USB since the upgrade option determined
    my computer's CPU is not compatible
    I would be surprised if that works. I tried something similar on a really old (XP-era) laptop and it failed.

    But, with this Win10 upgrade, it's surprising what works and what does not!
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