Windows 10: Why does Microsoft recommend buying a new PC to run Windows 10?

Discus and support Why does Microsoft recommend buying a new PC to run Windows 10? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I'm a Windows 7 user and Microsoft invited me to downgrade to Windows 10 (which I won't be doing). But I was struck by one particular statement:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Jamie UK, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Jamie UK Win User

    Why does Microsoft recommend buying a new PC to run Windows 10?


    I'm a Windows 7 user and Microsoft invited me to downgrade to Windows 10 (which I won't be doing).


    But I was struck by one particular statement:

    "The best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC. While it is possible to install Windows 10 on your older device, it is not recommended."


    (Source: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-7-end-of-life-support-information)


    I don't see why that is? The FAQ goes into a little more detail, but it's all pretty vague and confusing. It mentions that "many new PCs have a touchscreen", but if you wanted a touchscreen, you could just buy a touchscreen, rather than updating the entire PC. (I would rather shoot myself in the head than use a touchscreen, but each to his own.)


    The whole thing is just really confusing. I have a wonderful high-spec PC. Why would I need to build a new PC just to install a new OS?

    :)
     
    Jamie UK, Sep 10, 2019
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  2. CK011885 Win User

    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    I'm going to be building a new PC on Christmas and want to install Windows 10 on it. I have Windows 10 on my current PC, which I installed upgrading from 8.1 with the files on a USB. How do I go about installing a clean copy of Windows 10 on this new PC? I think I recall something about installing it once makes Microsoft recognize your hardware, but since this will be a PC I'm not sure what steps I need to take. Do I need to go 8.1 -> 10 or is there a method of going directly to 10?
     
    CK011885, Sep 10, 2019
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  3. r.h.p Win User
    Installing Windows 10 on New PC?

    What's your intended PC specs ??
     
    r.h.p, Sep 10, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Why does Microsoft recommend buying a new PC to run Windows 10?

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Sep 10, 2019
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