Windows 10: Installing Windows 10 on old notebook that runs XP?

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  1. Installing Windows 10 on old notebook that runs XP?


    My son has an old Acer notebook. It still works but not without the occasional hiccups, probably a compatibility issues. It's an Acer Aspire One D260 on Windows XP. Intel Atom Processor N450, 1.66GHz with 1G RAM. I plan on maxing the memory to 2G and replacing the 160G HHD with a 120G SSD, before doing a clean install for Windows 10 32-bit. Online feedback was mixed, some claimed Windows 10 made it worse despite the SSD and more RAM while others experienced improvements. He doesn't need the notebook for games, just Youtube, Google and maybe OpenOffice for making notes etc. Do you think it will work?book

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    althetrainer, Jan 15, 2020
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    exodusprime1337, Jan 15, 2020
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  3. Installing Windows 10 on old notebook that runs XP?

    My son has an old Acer notebook. It still works but not without the occasional hiccups, probably a compatibility issues. It's an Acer Aspire One D260 on Windows XP. Intel Atom Processor N450, 1.66GHz with 1G RAM. I plan on maxing the memory to 2G and replacing the 160G HHD with a 120G SSD, before doing a clean install for Windows 10 32-bit. Online feedback was mixed, some claimed Windows 10 made it worse despite the SSD and more RAM while others experienced improvements. He doesn't need the notebook for games, just Youtube, Google and maybe OpenOffice for making notes etc. Do you think it will work?book
     
    althetrainer, Jan 15, 2020
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  4. Installing Windows 10 on old notebook that runs XP?

    Installing Windows 10 on old notebook that runs XP?

    I guess work has two definitions.

    Will it install and will you be able to find all the necessary drivers or ....

    Will this laptop be fast enough to be usable.

    I have an old XP laptop Dell D630 which runs 10 fine. Like you I installed SSD but I could up memory to 4GB. (and I got new wireless radio)


    Do you have a spare HDD? If not do you feel comfortable Imaging and using restore software.

    What I was thinking is install as is just to see if Win 10 installs ( which it will ) and if you can solve any driver issues. You may not have any driver issues, Windows 10 does a pretty good job.

    If all goes well then you can decide on investing in memory and SSD. I would also look at a Wireless USB dongle. Likely that old laptop is "G" based radio so that will also hamper speed.


    Ken
     
    Caledon Ken, Jan 15, 2020
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