The upgrades were the least expensive options on just about all versions of windows 8 I believe a whopping 15.us
And gradually increased,
Cheap is always best for a toy
I wonder if Win 10 will have a compatibility mode, like Win 7 does, so one can run older programs and hardware on it.
Microsoft has said if programs work with 7 they will/ should work with 10
Trying is the ultimate test though,
As for something like XP mode available in some editions of Windows 7 (not Windows 8), don't expect to see that again.
I have to give you guys and gals a big thumbs up for sticking with 8-8.1 I had to hold my nose reloading that one again yesterday to prepare for the tool kit,
I'll have to leave it alone till then otherwise I'll end up using start8 or classic shell again
Classic shell changes Way too much by default :/
I'm not sure what we'd do without y'all MVP's I'm pretty sure we'd all be lost
What made Vista's requirements so onerous at the time for some people was that ram was still $30-$50 a GB or so, IIRC. I'm pretty sure that even most of these cpus will run Win10:
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That's going back 13 years, (but I'll always reserve the right to be wrong)...;) Although only in the formative beta stages, Win10 so far seems if anything more backwards-compatible than Win8/8.1--for instance, I have an old Windows game, Rune HoV, that while it ran fine under 8 x64 won't run at all under 8.1 x64 unless I turn off DEP for the Rune executable. But, in the latest official Win10TP beta, 9879, as in plain-Jane Win8.0, the game runs fine with DEP turned on. There are a few other older programs that I can run fine under the 10 beta that don't run under 8.1.
Also, I've thoroughly investigated whether these incompatibilities are related to differing versions of Direct X--they're not, as I run DX9-11 on 8/8.1 & 10...same versions. Hopefully, when DX12 incarnates it won't cause any specific backwards compatibility problems--though that may be a neat trick...
The article says:... so what does that mean for my laptop that came with XP but I since upgraded it to Windows 8.1?Windows XP users, on the other hand, have no other option than to upgrade, as their old PCs won't have what it takes to run Windows 10. At least not without hardware upgrade.