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Upgrade to windows 10?


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#1 ReneeIII

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 07:29 PM

I was thinking of upgrading to windows 10. Laptop is by Sony Laptop processor is Dual-Core 2.10GHz.

OS is windows 7. RAM has 3.74GB usable. Is it possible?

 

Sony said no. Secunia system gives me a link to upgrade it. Thus now uncertain?


Edited by hamluis, 21 March 2016 - 11:40 AM.
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Posted 20 March 2016 - 08:10 PM

This link should have the info you nee...

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/Windows-10-specifications#sysreqs


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#3 ReneeIII

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 09:43 PM

At link I found that I have enough RAM and hard disk space. I am not certain if I have graphic card DirectX9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver. Where would I find the graphic card on my computer?



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 10:45 PM

Run dxdiag from a CMD prompt.

 

Click on "Save all info" - bottom-center of screen -- save as text file.

 

Attach the text file to your next post.

 

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#5 ReneeIII

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:09 AM

Run dxdiag from a CMD prompt.

 

Click on "Save all info" - bottom-center of screen -- save as text file.

I do not know how to do that.
 
At microsoft.com/en-us/download
Supported Operating System

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2

 

I have windows 7 premium 2009 SP1


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:56 AM

 Don't do it!  If Sony has said no, that means you're going to have compatibility problems, most likely with the touchpad and WiFi.  Laptop parts are mostly proprietary, so if you can't get Windows 10 compatible drivers, you're asking for trouble if you do the upgrade.  Windows 7 is supported until 2020, and has everything most of us need (especially me).  Outside of curiosity, what's in 10 that catches your interest?  


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 11:10 AM

Do not see any problem, why should not receive. Only 3GB of RAM is a bit little in order to use the 64-bit version. However, if it is only the usual home user's computer, then it works perfectly well. While the recommended is at least 4GB. But this is not a problem.
Drivers are not at all problem.


#8 ReneeIII

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 11:52 AM

I thought upgrading to windows 10 would improve the security especially since I am having a problem downloading windows updates. In the past I got trojan virus from copying pictures for my avatar, thus I am concerned about security. Superantispyware seems to work great in get rid of viruses and unwanted program. I do my banking on another computer so I am not going to worry about it.

 

Since I am not 100% certain that there will be no problems I am not going to upgrade to windows 10. The os has been messed up enough in the past. Had to buy a restore disk to get the pc to work.

 

Thank you everyone for your comments.


Edited by ReneeIII, 21 March 2016 - 11:54 AM.


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Posted 08 April 2016 - 10:00 AM

Backup your partition(s) using Macrium Reflect Free or something like that. Try w10. If it isn't working for you, you can easily restore your previous OS from backup.






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