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Can DELL laptops running xp be upgraded to windows 8?


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#1 Peter876

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:12 PM

I have a Dell Vostro 1510 laptop running xp?

 

Can it be upgraded to windows 8?

 

Where do I go for advice on this



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:17 PM

Try this http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20 its the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser if it cannot Windows 7 then it wont run Windows 8.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:27 PM

Running the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser is a clever tip.

 

Please provide the Service Tag on the Dell Vostro 1510 laptop.  Look under the battery.

 

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:49 PM

Just as a general rule for me, the determining factor whether the hardware will handle the WIN7 or WIN8 platform is the CPU.  A P3 cannot handle it, and P4 might if it has enough memory.  Many users have dependable hardware on P3 and P4  platforms and after the Vista failure, are not willing to move from XP..   It ain't broke, don't need fixin'.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:52 PM

Vista was not a failure, people attempted to run it on computers that did not meet the requirements and as such it failed. I had Vista, and my experience with Vista was that it was great. I ran it on a Q6600 with 4Gigs of RAM and a 8800GTS 640 and had no issues with it.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:03 PM

Vista was not a failure, people attempted to run it on computers that did not meet the requirements and as such it failed. I had Vista, and my experience with Vista was that it was great. I ran it on a Q6600 with 4Gigs of RAM and a 8800GTS 640 and had no issues with it.

 I agree. When I got my old compaq presario  it only had 1 gig of ram and Vista was slow once I upgraded the ram it ran fine.

 

Just like people saying win8 or 8.1 are no good, I remember people saying NO WAY to Xp its rubbish its this and that win2k is better... Well I hope those same people never used XP as they missed out on a good OS.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:16 PM

Windows 98SE upgraders to Windows XP also stated Windows XP was crap, but that was because they were not used to having NTFS and having to get newer hardware to support the newer functions in the NT Kernel.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:20 PM

Omg a Linux user defending Vista :axe:   ( Me)

 

Make this thread sticky and send a copy to Microsoft  LOL


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:48 PM

F1MXX1S  is the service tag

 

The windows 7 upgrade adviser site appears to be down



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:52 PM

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/5/D/95D3883A-00A2-4A8A-A979-48D5AB9B1112/Windows7UpgradeAdvisorSetup.exe

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:18 PM

That laptop class will support Win9-1.

 

Please confirm CPU Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T8300.

Please report total RAM.

 

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:28 PM

The windows 7 upgrade adviser site appears to be down

 

Try this link:  Update to Windows 8.1: FAQ

 

Can my PC run Windows 8.1?


If you're running Windows Vista or Windows XP, you can use Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to see if your programs and devices are compatible with Windows 8, since most programs and devices that work in Windows 8 will also work in Windows 8.1.

 

I paid $15 per license.  I do not know current pricing options.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:46 PM

You have a fail-safe (chuckle.  fail-resistant) option.  Dual boot XP and Windows 9-1.  In the future, you could repeat the Windows setup process and use the entire drive for Windows 8.1

 

If you have space for an additional partition on the XP drive, create it.  The Windows 8.1 install procedure will present an option to install on the empty partition and retain the bootable install of XP.

 

I have not read this article in detail.  It appears to be a definitive and professional treatment of the task.  Please read:

Windows XP – How to Dual Boot Windows XP with Windows 8


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

Why not windows 7?


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:21 PM

Win9-1 has the edge running on that laptop's video hardware.  It should pass all the driver checks.

On the down side, Winh8 might make you love XP.

 

But Windows 7, run without Aero, will pay well on that laptop. 

And Windows 7 will make it hard to ever return to an XP machine.

 

Perhaps it comes down to license cost.


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