Windows 10: Yes, Windows 10 runs great on old hardware

Discus and support Yes, Windows 10 runs great on old hardware in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; Can you run Windows 10 on a PC that's eight years old? Oh yes, and it runs spectacularly well. Internet-based keyboard commandos are fond of making... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by Brink, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Yes, Windows 10 runs great on old hardware


    Source: Yes, Windows 10 runs great on old hardware | ZDNet


    See also: Windows 10 System Requirements - Microsoft
     
    Brink, Feb 7, 2016
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  2. BunnyJ New Member

    Interesting article.. thanks for sharing.

    :)
     
    BunnyJ, Feb 7, 2016
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  3. Windows 10 Won't Restart

    I ended up re-installing Windows 10 with the reset option (delete all old files), and everything works great now. I don't know if it's the only solution, but it suggests that it wasn't a hardware issue. I'm running a Dell Precision T3610 workstation.
     
    Powerspective, Feb 7, 2016
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  4. Yes, Windows 10 runs great on old hardware

    How to run old hardware on windows 10

    It's called Vector Pro from Accusport
     
    darrenmcloughlin, Feb 7, 2016
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  5. Berton Win User
    I've not had problems installing Win10 on computers that came with WinXP but to get the free Win10 I did have to upgrade them to Win7 w/SP1. Same for Vista machines, just finished a Gateway M-series Notebook, devices all work.
     
    Berton, Feb 7, 2016
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  6. Edwin New Member
    I put W10 on a weak Vista laptop, runs great.
     
    Edwin, Feb 7, 2016
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  7. dafanman Win User
    I fully agree with that conclusion, I have win10 insider running on a 12yr old laptop, and runs it better than the XP that was on it.

    I also have it on a 2003 power edge server box, no complaints here
     
    dafanman, Feb 7, 2016
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  8. larc919 Win User

    Yes, Windows 10 runs great on old hardware

    This is nice, but I'm not finding that Windows 10 is really setting any precedents here. 8.1 also runs well on old hardware. It surprised me more in that department than 10 has.
     
    larc919, Feb 7, 2016
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  9. zooburner Win User
    zooburner, Feb 7, 2016
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  10. groze Win User
    I would like to see windows 10 run on Pentium 3 with only 128 mb or less ram installed. *Smile
     
    groze, Feb 7, 2016
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  11. tinmar49 Win User
    Is there a list of processors that it won't run on?
     
    tinmar49, Feb 7, 2016
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  12. MAXIQ Win User
    well i had an old laptop Compaq presario V6000 series bought it 2007 with specs like that:
    Processor : 1.86 GHz Intel® Core™ Duo processor T2350 featuring Intel® Centrino® Level 2 cache 2 MB
    Memory : 2048 MB (2 x1024 MB) DDR2
    Hard Drive : 250 GB (5400 rpm)
    Multimedia drive : Super Multi DVD Writer (+/-R +/-RW) with Double Layer support
    Display : 15.4” WXGA High Definition BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800)
    Fax/Modem : High speed 56K modem
    Network card : Ethernet 10/100BT integrated network interface
    Wireless Connectivity : Intel® Pro/Wireless 2200 802.11b/g Integrated Wireless LAN
    Bluetooth® wireless networking
    Sound : Altec Lansing® speakers 3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated
    Operating System : Windows 7 pro X86
    condition : very good but for the last 4 years i didnt use it much

    based on that article i decided to install windows 10 pro X86 on it, it is working very good, what a great surprise

    well i hope this will help anyone
     
    MAXIQ, Feb 7, 2016
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  13. dgordon42 Win User

    Yes, Windows 10 runs great on old hardware

    Yeah, I'm running Windows 10 on 9 year old home made hardware. You can check my system specs, but it's a 2GHz Athlon 64 x2 with 2GB memory in an MSI 7250 motherboard.

    It originally ran Vista, then 8.0, 8.1, and now 10 Pro x64. Performance seems to improve with each new OS! The worst was Vista, and the single biggest jump in performance was the upgrade to Vista SP1! It replaced a 9 year old Dell with a Pentium 2 running Windows 98.

    Over the years I've had to replace the power supply, and one hard disk due to failures.
    The only hardware 'upgrades' I've done was fitting a $30 Radeon Graphics card, (my old Nvidia would not run W10), and an SSD to clean install Windows 10 into last August.

    Obviously, I'm not a gamer, but for everything that I do, web surfing, Office, Visual Studio, storing documents and a little photo editing, it works perfectly well.

    Dave.
     
    dgordon42, Feb 8, 2016
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  14. eLPuSHeR Win User
    Why are you running x64 on a system with 2GB of RAM?
     
    eLPuSHeR, Feb 8, 2016
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  15. lx07 Win User
    Drivers? I'm running x64 on a 3GB Core2Duo from 2006 because I can only get 64 bit drivers....
     
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