Back in February of 2005, I purchased a Dell Dimension 8400. The computer had Windows XP pro installed, 2 gig of RAM and a 512 Mb video card. The processor was an Intel Pentium 4 HT 550 running at 3.4 GHz. Excellent machine
In 2010 the computer was upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate and it ran flawlessly. RAM was upgraded to 4 gig. In 2012 the original Hard Drive was replaced with a Samsung 830, which is still the main drive.
I decided to upgrade the old Dell to Windows 10 and did run into a few issues. First, Windows 10 would not install, the old processor did not support XD bit which is an NX bit implementation. These old processors are cheap so I replaced the Pentium 4 HT 550 with a Pentium 4 HT 660. The install of Windows 10 went smooth. The only other required change was my Video card. I replaced the original video card with a Dell Nvidia Radeon HD6450 1Gb DDR3. My dual monitors now worked properly.
Everything else worked well. This old machine has performed well with Windows 10. I recently reinstalled my Flight Simulator and it also seems to work well. My old SoundBlaster sound card also works well. All my old programs work with no problems.
A couple minor changes had to be made, but the old Dell works well with Windows 10
I cannot say the same for my 2009 Sony Vaio Laptop. I could never get the touchpad to work properly with Windows 10 Pro x64. I have since reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Windows 10 has been reinstalled on a different Hard drive, and maybe I'll try to figure out the touchpad problem later.
Edited by Ranger SVO, 19 July 2016 - 07:59 PM.