Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware

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  1.    2 Days Ago #291

    Thanks. Tried booting from DVD and it won't launch either. I could go the w7 route (although w7 will expire on 2020).
    If I go the Linux route, which distro do you recommend. The problem with Linux is that there are so many distros out there.
    Ubuntu maybe? I need a lightweight distro but similar to Windows.
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  2.    1 Day Ago #292

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    Thanks. Tried booting from DVD and it won't launch either. I could go the w7 route (although w7 will expire on 2020).
    If I go the Linux route, which distro do you recommend. The problem with Linux is that there are so many distros out there.
    Ubuntu maybe? I need a lightweight distro but similar to Windows.
    I had problems booting an old 2006 PC from a USB stick. My workaround was to boot to a Windows 8 installation DVD, enter the recovery command prompt then run the Windows 10 setup.exe installtion file on the USB stick. You could use any bootable DVD having a command prompt e.g. Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

    Check your PC supports the instructions required by 64 bit Windows 10 else you will need to install the 32 bit version.
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  3.    1 Day Ago #293

    Thanks for the tip Steve C. I will try booting w8/w8.x to see if I can launch w10 setup.exe from there.
    I am installing x86 version because PC has got only 2GB RAM minus VRAM (64-128MB).
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  4.    16 Hours Ago #294

    I am having some troubles with this damned laptop. Installed w7 and made a backup copy with Macrium because w8.1 seems to be snappier. Now I am having trouble finding a workable gpu driver, so I might want to return to w7. It seems it's impossible to get w10 installed for this chipset (i915GMS/i910GML).
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       13 Hours Ago #295

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    I am having some troubles with this damned laptop. Installed w7 and made a backup copy with Macrium because w8.1 seems to be snappier. Now I am having trouble finding a workable gpu driver, so I might want to return to w7. It seems it's impossible to get w10 installed for this chipset (i915GMS/i910GML).
    As have been mentioned before, if you install Windows 10 to a laptop with Intel 910/915/925 chipset you are stuck with Microsoft Basic Display Adapter and performance is very very slow. To avoid that, install Windows 7 32-bit instead and then the latest official Intel driver for Windows XP 32-bit in Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode (or force it manually from Device Manager). This will enable whatever hardware acceleration the graphics card can provide and have almost the same performance as if you run Windows XP SP3.
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