Windows 10: Older Hardware Windows 10 or 7

Discus and support Older Hardware Windows 10 or 7 in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a dell e6500 latitude just using it for general use, currently running windows 10 1903 see attachment for specs would guys recommended... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by squaleca, May 10, 2019.

  1. squaleca Win User

    Older Hardware Windows 10 or 7


    I have a dell e6500 latitude just using it for general use, currently running windows 10 1903

    see attachment for specs would guys recommended downgrading to 7 or sticking with 10
    will i see a significant improvement if not ill stick with 10

    :)
     
    squaleca, May 10, 2019
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  2. Windows 7 vs 10

    Yup, confirmed. I wouldn't be surprised at all though if it still locks the hardware profile in during activation. If you're planning major hardware changes, you shouldn't use the Windows 7 key in Windows 10 setup until after the changes are made.


    Personally, I wouldn't bother with Windows 7 anymore. Case in point: Windows 7 SP1 has over 200 updates to download; Windows 10? Not even a dozen. Microsoft is constantly rolling updates into a cumulative update for Windows 10 so it doesn't get update hell like Windows 7 and older have.

    I really can't think of any reason to use Windows 7 anymore.
     
    FordGT90Concept, May 10, 2019
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  3. Monk.e83 Win User
    Unlocked Realtek HD Audio Drivers Windows 7 & 8 (With Dolby Digital Live and DTS Interactive)

    DTS supported natively by Windows 8/8.1 and it should work on windows 10 too just DDL require to unlock your driver .
     
    Monk.e83, May 10, 2019
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  4. Nordic Win User

    Older Hardware Windows 10 or 7

    Windows 10 upgrade problem, no input accepted

    I really hate having to come here and ask for help, but I really am stumped. It hurts my geek pride. I have a PC with fairly modern hardware in it. It has a p8p67 pro in it. I have tried upgrading windows 10 on it twice now. Both times I have had the same result.

    After windows finishes upgrading it goes to the log in/set up screen. I can't do anything. No keyboard or mouse input is accepted.

    I will list some, or hopefully all, of the troubleshooting steps I have tried:
    • Move keyboard and mouse to different USB ports.
    • Try different keyboard or mouse.
    • Restart computer, repeatedly.
    • Google for related issues.
    • Update Bios, because why not.
    • Create boot media and revert to windows 7.
    The windows 10 system restore boot media works fine with keyboard and mouse. All USB ports work in windows 7. I don't know what is wrong. I suspect that windows 10 is lacking a driver of some sort, but since the computer accepts no input I have no way of checking for which driver let alone installing it.

    Please help me figure this out. If I have to revert back to windows 7 again, I am not going to get it upgraded to windows 10. Thank you in advanced.
     
    Nordic, May 10, 2019
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