Windows 10: Upgrade a vista laptop with new install Solved

  1.    12 Feb 2016 #1

    Upgrade a vista laptop with new install

    I have an older vaio laptop that runs vista but I it is not listed on the sony website to have been tested with 10. Is there a way to manually run the compatibility tool to see if I would have problems with installing 10 on it. I know I can't do an upgrade but thought I might have a play. Any help appreciated.


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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       12 Feb 2016 #2

    I am not sure that you can run the compatibility tester on anything other than W7, W8 and W8.1.

    Having said that, if you make a system image backup and have a recovery disk for your Vista you can experiment knowing you can always go back to where you were.

    Then you can download a W10 ISO and clean install it just to see if it works, I think it does the compatibility check as part of the installation process. You will then need to buy a W10 license though to continue to use it and make any changes.

    Another option is to buy a W7 upgrade disk or license and then upgrade from Vista to W7 and then do the free upgrade to W10, it might be cheaper that way.
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  3. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       12 Feb 2016 #3

    Use the windows 8.1 upgrade assistant - The requirements for 8.1 and 10 are more or less identical.

    It will scan your PC and check your applications and devices for compatibility - it will tell you whats good to go, and what's not, and some possible fixes. However there are some PCs and laptops that are problematic, and I believe that some Vaio models have some problems - Google around for your particular model. If you do try an Install, a dual boot scenario to an empty partition is less likely to hose your current setup.
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  4.    12 Feb 2016 #4

    Super thanks I shall give it a try
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