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#1 alvanorichie

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 05:09 AM

Hello world,

how r u? i`m newbie, and i want to know will my laptop be able to run Windows 10 smoothly? I have an old Dell Inspiron 1440 with specifications as follows- 
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 @2.20Ghz
Ram: 3.00GB
Intel GM45 Inbuilt graphics chipset
I am currently using Windows 7 64bit and I want to try the new Windows 10.

Any suggestion please?



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 09:40 AM

Hi alvanorichie :)

Your laptop specs passes the system requirements for Windows 10, linked below:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-faq-system-requirements-pc

However, be aware that Windows 10 is still a Technical Preview (kind like a beta), which means that at times it can still be highly unstable and some of the programs you use daily might not be compatible with it. Windows 10 TP should only be installed and used by users who knows their way around Windows and are able to troubleshoot their own issues without always relying on the help of someone else. If you're not comfortable with this, I suggest you to wait until the official release of Windows 10 which is sometime this summer.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 01:25 AM

Richie,

Short answer, YES.  However...  DO NOT overwrite your Windows 7 w/ the beta Builds of Windows 10.  Once the GA is released THEN my suggestion is (you did ask for suggestions ;)) take the opportunity to Upgrade your laptop to Win10 for FREE.  In the meantime... if you want to check out Windows 10 Previews here is how:
1. Run it as a virtual machine
2. Run it as a dual-boot

3. Create a VHD & install it on that.

For #1 you will need to 1st install Microsoft VPC, using that to create the VM.  For #2 you need an available drive or partition which, is unlikely to exist in your laptop.  #3 is a good method; HERE are the instructions for that... just substitute Win10 when it mentions Windows 8.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 05:23 AM

You can also use VirtalBox (free) or VMWare Player (free) to create a Windows 10 (or any other OS) VM if you want to do that alvanorichie.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 09:41 AM

Having used (those) various virtual softwares... certainly, aware of the others.  For the sake of keeping things simple for a person had mentioned (recommended) just the one that I have come to prefer & it plays very nicely w/ Windows, as things from w/in the same 'family' often do.

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