Will 8 GB make WIN10 run ok on a Core 2 Duo?  

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  1. Posts : 1,345
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #21

    LL northcoast said:
    Thanks, everyone for your feedback.

    For what it's worth, to celebrate the WIN7 end of service, I did prepare a replacement machine with a clean install of WIN10 - a Latitude e4310 (an i5). I love it, but unfortunately the beat-up old e4300 has more useful screen dimensions. After maxing out the RAM to 8GB, and switching to an SSD and using a hiberfile, I'm getting very decent performance, so for now I think it's safer to stay put with WIN7.

    But should I ever feel forced to stop using WIN7, your responses have giving me the confidence to try converting the e4300 to WIN10.
    Save your data. Create a system image backup. I do not agree with "I think it's safer to stay put with WIN7.
    --- It might continue to run with "very decent performance" for a time but it will not be safer to stay with an unsupported OS.

    Go for upgrading to Windows 10.
    --- If it doesn't complete, it will automatically revert back to Windows 7.
    Optimistically thinking it will upgrade to Windows 10
    --- If I remember correctly, you will have at least 10 days, maybe actually 30 days to revert back to Windows 7 as long as you do not delete windows.old.
    Go for it but post back first on the best procedure in your case unless you are already aware of that.
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  2. Posts : 4
    WIN 7
    Thread Starter
       #22

    new performance hit for older machines


    I agree that MeAndMyComputer's idea is considered the "best practice". Although some also recommend the "if it ain't broke..." principle.

    However, check out this news story from 2018, which I think does offer a caution for users of older machines:
    Microsoft Confirms Windows Performance Hits with ...
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  3. Posts : 161
    Windows 10
       #23

    For around three years my old ASUS standby Windows 7 computer, the only one i kept windows 7 when i upgraded my other computers from Win 7 to Windows 10 when Microsoft offered the upgrade free.

    But every time i would try to find OS upgrades for Win 7 i received server not running, today i looked around on my system for trouble shooting with Win 7 OS upgrades, i ran the trouble shooter and after many windows of items to accept i was able to get all the past updates to the Windows 7.

    I understand it's not an issue for many Win 7 users, but just wanted to pass this along if anyone also have run into this issue.

    I understand there is a way to get a free Windows 10 from Microsoft it take some doing as Microsoft would really like you to buy it, but with your Win 7 product Key i am told you can get it free.

    Will have to do some more reading as to how to obtain it.
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  4. Posts : 13,170
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #24

    digitalcurisity said:
    For around three years my old ASUS standby Windows 7 computer, the only one i kept windows 7 when i upgraded my other computers from Win 7 to Windows 10 when Microsoft offered the upgrade free.

    But every time i would try to find OS upgrades for Win 7 i received server not running, today i looked around on my system for trouble shooting with Win 7 OS upgrades, i ran the trouble shooter and after many windows of items to accept i was able to get all the past updates to the Windows 7.

    I understand it's not an issue for many Win 7 users, but just wanted to pass this along if anyone also have run into this issue.

    I understand there is a way to get a free Windows 10 from Microsoft it take some doing as Microsoft would really like you to buy it, but with your Win 7 product Key i am told you can get it free.

    Will have to do some more reading as to how to obtain it.
    I just did one yesterday, replaced the Win7 HDD, installed Win10 Pro clean and used the Win7 Pro Product Key to activate. I installed using the USB drive obtained using the MCT. I put the Win7 HDD back in and stored the Win10 drive for some future need.
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  5. Posts : 161
    Windows 10
       #25

    Berton said:
    I just did one yesterday, replaced the Win7 HDD, installed Win10 Pro clean and used the Win7 Pro Product Key to activate. I installed using the USB drive obtained using the MCT. I put the Win7 HDD back in and stored the Win10 drive for some future need.
    Now that's a really smart idea how did it preform with the programs you were using on Win 7?
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  6. Posts : 13,170
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #26

    digitalcurisity said:
    Now that's a really smart idea how did it preform with the programs you were using on Win 7?
    Won't know, computer was wiped before installing Win7 and passing on to an employee who gave it to me. I really don't need it but am reluctant to toss out usable equipment. I also have saved a WinXP and an MS-DOS 6.22 with Windows 3.1 that works although motherboard needs a CMOS battery but fortunately the BIOS needs only a date/time setting during boot [mostly a curiosity thing]. Have a WinVista Notebook that works but is doing its best to break the hinges from the base every time it's opened.
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  7. Posts : 1,345
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #27

    @digitalcurisity POST #23
    "I understand there is a way to get a free Windows 10 from Microsoft it take some doing as Microsoft would really like you to buy it, but with your Win 7 product Key i am told you can get it free."

    Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 for Free
    Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 for Free
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