Even if it were available at some time, you would also need a socket 478 motherboard supporting NX/PAE and these were also rare and almost non-existent it Greece. if you know some specific models, you could have a look at eBay or Amazon, but I would not buy old hardware just to run Windows 10, I would rather buy newer hardware.
Remember that I told you old devices can work in Windows 10 installing older drivers? Well, this is not always the case. I tried today to install an old Pinnacle PCTV USB device (the original USB 1.1 model with 320x240 max resolution, see photo).
I had to right click at all executable files (EXE) and then set compatibility to Windows XP SP2 and "Run as Administrator". The host computer was running Windows 10 Pro 32-bit, build 10586.420 During setup I was asked to allow a couple of drivers since they were not signed. Of course I replied YES/allow to proceed. After setup was over, the Pinnacle Vision application could not detect the device. I restarted the computer, then launched Device Manager and made sure any Pinnacle device had the original CD-ROM drivers (manually browsed and replaced the driver). Now the Pinnacle Vision application detected the driver and launched, but the video picture was black! I then tried another application, such as Media Player Classic. Again the video window was black, no live video picture from the analog source I had connected. The setup also installed a TWAIN (virtual scanner) driver which allows you to "scan" (take screenshots) from a live video source. This didn't work either, I had a black video picture. I even tried to save a snapshot just in case I could not see the picture, but I could capture it. Guess what? The resulting image was full black!
Conclusions: Yes, the old Windows XP driver did work in Windows 10 32-bit and activated the hardware, but due probably to DirectDraw implementation differences there was no useful picture, only a black window. So yes, 99% of the cases you can use old hardware in Windows 10 installing an earlier Windows driver (even an XP driver) but there is that 1% chance it won't work properly. It would be better it there was a Vista 32-bit driver, but Pinnacle hasn't released one.
Any other video device: Do you have at least Vista 32-bit driver? Try installing it, it could work. If you only have Windows XP drivers, it will probably just produce a black window as in my case, but it is worth trying.
Hi guys, a few years back i made a mistake buying Win7 32-bit and now i want to buy Win10 64-bit.
As it turns out my mobo (Asus P5Q Deluxe, 775 socket) doesn't seem to have a driver support for Windows 10 (on Asus official support site the latest OS i can choose is Vista, 7 and 8) and i'm concerned that i may have huge problems with this combo P5Q Deluxe+Win10 without proper drivers.
Is it possible to use Win7 64-bit drivers for Win10 64-bit, with some crutches maybe? Or i making things up and all be fine?