Windows 10: Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware
old! AMD dual Opteron running Windows 10 32 bit nicely
Just thought this might be interesting to some people: I am typing this from Windows 10, the final release, from an old Opteron system that was working on 8.0 (but failed the 8.1 update test). I did an inplace upgrade to Win10 32 bit and all is working well so far.
PS. I have not tried a clean install yet.
PS. I have 8gb of ram but pulled 4gb out since 64 bit is not an option. I know it is not ideal, but it is fast enough on 32bit since memory management is so much better than on Win7. So I'd much rather run Win10 32 than Win7 64 since that was unstable with NVIDIA graphics.
I have an old AGP card, Nvidia 6200, I downloaded the latest Nvidia drivers (390 I believe) and those worked.
Tyan Tiger K8W
dual 250 Opteron
Nvidia 6200 AGP
Raptor 36gb WD
For the record, the system feels faster than a recent quad core build with 4gb of ram and a samsung Evo 850 120Gb SSD! So there is life in these opties yet
I think I built this originally in 2005ish!
I got 10 working without having to install any drivers on my Dell Inspiron Mini 10v.
Dell Inspiron Mini 10v
Intel Atom N270
Intel 945 Mobile Graphics
160GB 5400RPM SATA drive
Touchpad is a little wonky compared to its previous OS, XP, as I can't do two-finger scrolling or side-scrolling. Otherwise, it runs pretty well! Around 700MB of RAM is used idling and about 5% CPU. With Edge open to the new tab page, RAM is about 785MB in use and CPU hangs around 10%. Not bad at all for a cheap netbook!
I have to read up on that. I have dual Netburst Xeons on my HP xw8200 (that feature check bypass could allow me to run Windows 8.1 x 64 perhaps)
*** Edit **** (I see that what I typed below was mentioned after the post I replied to)
One thing that seems to not be mentioned is how old of hardware could be used to run the 32-bit version of Windows 10. Could a Pentium III (say around 800 MHz) run it with enough RAM to offset the low speed?
how did you manage to install w10 final release if install.wim is not openable.
Can i ask you to lead me how to get it ?
Currently on W7 SP1 (fully updated with WX tray) x86 - activated.
Hi, I have an old Dell Dimension 3000 which failed the NX test, although it told me I could upgrade and even gave me the windows icon on the toolbar. I really need to update it to Windows 10 for my daughter, so please let us know when such a workaround/patch (like the Windows 8 version posted elsewhere in this thread) is available because I would love to add the machine to your growing list.
Is it related to Pentium 4 PCs ??
Hello, could you explain me how did you menaged to upgrade windows 10 on p4 pc ? I can't get installation couse of no nx support on p4 cpus.
Hey guys going to revive this thread.
I was able to successfully install Windows 10 on all PC and laptop here, including an MSI Wind U100, except for one laptop, with an Intel Pentium M 725. It is currently running Windows 7 and I think it would be great with Win10 but unfortunately this CPU doesn't support NX at all. I faced the NX compatibility issue with many PC laptop here and was able to use the BCDEDIT /Set nx always ON, but for the laptop the issue is real.
Anybody was able to successfully make Windows 10 run on a PC without NX ?
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