Windows 10: windows 10 compatibility for a VERY OLD desktop

Discus and support windows 10 compatibility for a VERY OLD desktop in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I know nothing about computers, so I ask that you have patience and be kind please. My mother just passed away at age 96. She has an ancient HP... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by LaurieDonahue, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. windows 10 compatibility for a VERY OLD desktop


    I know nothing about computers, so I ask that you have patience and be kind please. My mother just passed away at age 96. She has an ancient HP Pavilion All-in-One, in brand new condition and I would love to keep it simply because it is hers.My question is: Is this desktop compatible with windows 10?

    :)
     
    LaurieDonahue, Jun 12, 2021
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  2. Where's the Windows 10 compatibility report?

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are unable to get the compatibility report.

    I will certainly help you with this.

    Please provide the below information.

    1. From which operating system you upgraded to Windows 10?

    2. Did you check the desktop screen for the report?

    I would suggest you to go through the below steps:

    Steps: If you are unable to find the file on desktop, you can try to check in the system drive.


    • Press Windows key+E.

    • Double click on C: drive (default system drive).

    • On the top right corner in the search bar, type the compatibility file name and search

    Please post back with the status of the issue and we will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Shubham Chaubey, Jun 12, 2021
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    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, Jun 12, 2021
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  4. windows 10 compatibility for a VERY OLD desktop

    Windows 10 Game Compatibility

    Hello Debie,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10!

    There are some programs that need new definitions compatible with Windows 10. Till the time they are unavailable you can install the programs compatible with previous versions of operating system in compatibility mode. If you can access the executable (.exe)
    file for the game, I would suggest you to follow the below provided steps:

    Step 1: Download and save the game on the desktop.

    Step 2: Install the game in compatibility mode.

    • Right click on the .exe file, and click on Properties.
    • Go to the Compatibility tab.
    • Check the box for Run this program in compatibility mode for:
    • Select Windows 8 (or any other compatible OS) in the list of Operating systems.
    • Click OK.
    • Double-click the executable file to install the game and follow the onscreen instructions.
    • Reboot your computer.
    Additional information:

    Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows

    Hope this information is helpful. Do let us know if you need any further assistance, we'll be glad to assist you.
     
    Harkanwar Singh, Jun 12, 2021
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