Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware

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  1. Hazel123's Avatar
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       #871

    Hmm I bet it runs on my Asus EE 1015PX - Windows 10 runs well on that.
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  2. CountMike's Avatar
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       #872

    tops said:
    Windows 11??

    Did they take over then?
    Same here but my MB has it.
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  3. spapakons's Avatar
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       #873

    Windows 11 is a hoax. Microsoft said there will be no new Windows version, only newer Windows 10 builds every half year.
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  4. CountMike's Avatar
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       #874

    spapakons said:
    Windows 11 is a hoax. Microsoft said there will be no new Windows version, only newer Windows 10 builds every half year.
    If so, why W10 support ends in 2025 ?
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  5. spapakons's Avatar
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       #875

    Could this be for the original 2015 version?
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  6. MisterEd's Avatar
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       #876

    eLPuSHeR said:
    Good day.

    I have just installed w10 21H1 (19043.1023) on an Intel Celeron 2.6Ghz (1 core only); ATi Xpress 1200 chipset (RS400+SB400). I think this machine is circa 2004. Just tried to swap Celeron LGA775 for a Core2Duo, but I think it's dead. Bummer!
    Are you sure about 2004? I just saw this.
    LGA 775: This socket is ancient. It was used for a wide variety of Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad, and other CPUs from 2006 until the release of LGA 1366.
    You will know for sure based on what operating system came on it. Windows Vista was released on January 30, 2007. Most computers sold new after that date had Windows Vista. The biggest exception I know was some business computers had the option of having Windows XP installed on them. Also, many computers sold on or after mid 2006 that came with Windows XP were offered a free upgrade to Windows Vista.

    I bought an HP laptop in October 2004. It had an Athlon 64 and a NVIDIA nForce3 150/nForce3 MCP chipset. HP made it clear at the time. They weren't going to support any computers before about 2006 with updates for Windows Vista. I was lucky that this computer is able to run Windows 7. Windows 10 proved to be a non-starter.
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  7. spapakons's Avatar
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       #877

    If it can run Windows 7, it can also run Windows 10, at least 32-bit, provided the CPU supports NX/PAE. If it doesn't you are stuck with 7.
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  8. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
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       #878

    I guess you are right. I took estimated date from bios.
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  9. jimbo45's Avatar
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       #879

    eLPuSHeR said:
    By the way. Fastest web browser for unicore microprocessors is Firefox.
    Hi there
    Irrelevant if the load on the website you want to visit is max'd out --- speed of browsers in so many cases is just irrelevant these days --you could have 10 Gbs Internet, fast internal LAN connections and a decent browser - but if the target website has really poor code written in it or is attempting to service traffic to too many users -- what then.

    Choose a browser for all sorts of reasons - but "speed" is probably the most useless comparison on decently fast hardware. I'd choose one for convenience of use, reasonable (not totally bonkers) security level. one whose GUI I feel comfortable with using, one that doesn't collect and send all sorts of data to who knows where etc.

    As for W10 on really old hardware the latest versions can't even be booted on some quite recent hardware. !!!!!

    W10 though runs OK on a Sony VAIO laptop with a PENTIUM IV processor (MBR/BIOS and no USB3) -- the amount of power that consumes could probably run an air conditioner sufficient for an entire apartment block in the Texas Panhandle in the middle of July !!! Goodness knows how we managed laptops in those days.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. MisterEd's Avatar
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       #880

    spapakons said:
    If it can run Windows 7, it can also run Windows 10, at least 32-bit, provided the CPU supports NX/PAE. If it doesn't you are stuck with 7.
    I just ran coreinfo.exe. It shows that my Athlon64 CPU does support NX/PAE. What you fail to realize is that there is more than the CPU involved. After I finally managed to get Windows 10 installed there were numerous red Xs in Device Manager. These included the Nvidia Geforce 4 discrete graphic chip, the Realtek Ethernet adapter, and the Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter. I spent several days trying to find drivers that worked. That was hampered by no working Internet connection. After all that I gave up and went back to using Windows 7. At least I had drivers that worked fine with it.
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