Windows 10: Which version of Windows is best for my old Dell Latitude D620 laptop?

Discus and support Which version of Windows is best for my old Dell Latitude D620 laptop? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have bought an old and used Dell Latitude D620, and on it, I currently have Windows XP preinstalled on it. But, since XP is very much outdated, I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by abasitm1993, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. Which version of Windows is best for my old Dell Latitude D620 laptop?


    I have bought an old and used Dell Latitude D620, and on it, I currently have Windows XP preinstalled on it. But, since XP is very much outdated, I would like to upgrade the Windows version on it.
    So, the options available are the latest Windows 10 and the most popular Windows 7. So which of these versions is best for my old system?
    I have 2 GB of RAM and 80 GB HDD on it and the system is 32-bit only.

    :)
     
    abasitm1993, Feb 23, 2017
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  2. Problem with screen resolution.

    It is supported. I got the update straight from Windows, themselves, so clearly, it works on my Dell Latitude D620.
     
    Roly Ortega, Feb 23, 2017
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  3. AaronSR Win User
    Can't Find Drivers!! Windows 10

    I have 2 laptops running the new Windows 10,

    Dell Latitude D620 (found graphics driver)

    Dell Latitude E6410

    Need some help finding the others, please let me know any update!
     
    AaronSR, Feb 23, 2017
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  4. Bree New Member

    Which version of Windows is best for my old Dell Latitude D620 laptop?

    Well, it works with Windows 10, apparently...

    ...and, scroll down near the bottom of the page...
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/c...not_one_issue/

    Aparently it'll even run 64-bit.
    Running Windows 10 64bits on 1 GB ram and with dell latitude d620 - YouTube
     
  5. tinmar49 Win User
    You could probably increase the ram quantity to 4gb, but not until the laptop has proved itself with W10 hp 32 bit.
     
    tinmar49, Feb 23, 2017
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  6. But with such limited hardware? Windows 10 would run with glitches in it.
     
    abasitm1993, Feb 23, 2017
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  7. abasitm1993, Feb 23, 2017
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  8. NavyLCDR New Member

    Which version of Windows is best for my old Dell Latitude D620 laptop?

    Why not get Windows 7 for it? Upgrade it quickly to Windows 10 while Microsoft is still allowing for free. Then decide which you want to keep. You can always go back to Windows 7. Also, a retail edition of Windows 7 upgraded to Windows 10 will allow you to move either the Windows 7 or Windows 10 to a new computer in the future.

    IMHO, Windows 10 runs better on older/limited resources than Windows 7 on the same computer.
     
    NavyLCDR, Feb 23, 2017
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  9. Is there any particular proven evidence of it, that Windows 10 uses old resources on low-end PCs?
     
    abasitm1993, Feb 24, 2017
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  10. Steve C Win User
    You need to consider whether the BIOS supports Windows 10. Consult Dell Tech Support if they will help you else the Dell Laptop Forum to see if there are any BIOS issues. Also see your Dell laptop support page to see what it says about Windows support. See here Support for Latitude D620 | Dell UK Use the latest 2013 BIOS at least. Make a full system backup using Macrium Reflect Free or a similar product so you can always restore your system if you upgrade and have problems.
     
    Steve C, Feb 24, 2017
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  11. Will upgrading the BIOS to at least 2013 version, improve performance on Windows 10 on the Latitude D620?
     
    abasitm1993, Feb 24, 2017
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  12. Steve C Win User
    It might improve compatibility. I think you should consult the Dell Laptop Forum to ask if other have upgraded and what problems they had. See Forums - - Laptop - Dell Community
     
    Steve C, Feb 24, 2017
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  13. Fafhrd Win User

    Which version of Windows is best for my old Dell Latitude D620 laptop?

    You would be surprised how well Windows 10 runs on old and limited, low specced hardware (see mine!), as long as all compatibility criteria are met.

    The biggest problem is GPU drivers, and, of course, what requirements your other software has.

    If you have just normal internet and office productivity software use, and you don't have dozens of open windows or tabs in your browser, it is hard to tell that it is running on a PC made for XP.

    Design considerations in Windows 10 have reduced resource overheads considerably, compared to a "beautifully modded" full aero Windows 7 machine, for instance.

    Added to this, some older processors, like my P4 prescott, run at full power all the time, and don't have any throttling features that more modern processors have, so you don't experience slow-downs under high load - just that the room becomes considerably warmer!

    If there are cooling issues, then maintenance is the best action, and thorough and regular cleaning of airways and maintenance of fans, and thermal paste etc., as well as external ventilation and cooling.
     
    Fafhrd, Feb 24, 2017
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  14. I think upgrading the BIOS isn't a reliable solution. But as far as for compatibility, device drivers are somewhat compatible with the new Windows 10. If you look beside the BIOS, what version will you recommend to use on D620 for better performance?
     
    abasitm1993, Feb 24, 2017
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  15. NavyLCDR New Member
    Only my personal experience.
     
    NavyLCDR, Feb 24, 2017
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