Windows 10: Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware

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  1.    24 Jun 2018 #261

    OK Count Mike. Signing off now. look after yourself. Thank you for your input. It has helped greatly. if you have anything else that may help post it and i'll get back to you. Thanks
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  2.    24 Jun 2018 #262

    I've installed Windows 10 Pro on two older PCs than your (see my PC Spec 2). Here are some suggestions:

    1. Backup all partitions of your current full working PC - I recommend Macrium Reflect Free.
    2. Gather together the latest Windows 10 drivers for all your hardware - but note Windows 10 is usually good at finding them.
    3. Try an in place upgrade using the Media Creation Tool. See Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10. If you lucky it all may work and Windows 10 activate for free - someone reported on the forum a few days ago free updates still work. If not, you will need to buy a licence key.
    4. Configure Windows 10 and see how you fare. You can always go back to Windows 7 or install Windows 7 as a dual boot OS (new key will be needed).
    5. I added a cheap 30 SSD for my system drive which gave a drastic speed improvement. My old AMD PC only has 3GB RAM but it's quite usable in Windows 10 with the SSD.

    More details here
    Windows 10 on 2004 PC?
    How to Install & Activate Windows 10 & Windows 7 Dual Boot?
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.345)
       25 Jun 2018 #263

    Regarding graphics drivers, you can install any driver from Vista 64-bit or 7 64-bit into Windows 10 64-bit. It doesn't have to be a Windows 10 64-bit driver. So I would create a backup, then upgrade Windows 7 64-bit to 10 64-bit (keep applications and data option). Install any driver I can find, including Windows 7 64-bit drivers for graphics. See how it goes, there is always the option to return to Windows 7 within some days. If you think you need a newer graphics card, then buy it, but I don't think you need one.
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