1.    04 Jun 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Ottawa, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Any advantage to upgrade motherboard specifically for Windows 10 ?


    We know that Windows 10 will work on hardware designed for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, but is there any advantage to upgrading the motherboard of a fairly recent system that runs Windows 8.1 comfortably now? I see MB manufacturers are producing Windows 10 certified boards. Any feature in Windows 10 that needs a special hardware feature not currently on present systems?
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  2.    04 Jun 2015 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    England
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    Hey there,

    The three big ones are SSE2, NX and PAE. All of which should be enabled on a relatively new board anyway, especially if it runs windows 8.1 fine.

    So long as you can ensure your systems run windows 8.1, there are fewer requirements for the upgrade then you would expect.

    But you can find the minimal requirements here, and this shouldn't change too much between now and July! -- System requirements - Microsoft Windows
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  3.    05 Jun 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    is there any advantage to upgrading the motherboard
    Generally, you can't do much to "upgrade" a motherboard other than adding memory and cards (and in the newer boards, mSata sticks).

    From what I've read some features of win10 (i.e., fingerprint reading, iris scanning) will require new hardware -- and if those are available to plug into an existing motherboard, and you want those features, then "upgrading" (in that manner) makes sense.
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  4.    05 Jun 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Generally, you can't do much to "upgrade" a motherboard other than adding memory and cards (and in the newer boards, mSata sticks).

    From what I've read some features of win10 (i.e., fingerprint reading, iris scanning) will require new hardware -- and if those are available to plug into an existing motherboard, and you want those features, then "upgrading" (in that manner) makes sense.
    I agree.. the only reason to put in a new motherboard would be to replace a broken one. There will not be any performance improvement upgrading to another brand.
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