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Windows 7: Dell will not support Windows 10 for my present system

18 Jan 2016   #1

Home Premium 64 bit
Dell will not support Windows 10 for my present system

It'a an Inspiron 560MT desktop, which is about a month off its fifth birthday, and there have been a few episodes recently including this, and some requests to repair the computer have been seen.

I am thinking, therefore, if it may be time to swap the machine and upgrade to Windows 10. What do you think, and is Dell still the way to go, or is there something with the current specs of better value?

BTW gaming does not interest me at all.

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18 Jan 2016   #2

Windows 10 x64

Dell fell out of favor with me about ten years ago. Their quality slipped badly. I've been buying HP ever since.
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18 Jan 2016   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I have both HP and Dell and do not see any difference in quality. My HP box has a bit more room to work on - e.g. for adding disks. In laptops I like my Gateways.
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18 Jan 2016   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Depends on what you define "supports" means really

A desktop is quite different from a laptop fewer special drivers are needed on a desktop

What I translate that to mean is what you'd need to do is clean install what ever os you wanted to use basically :)
10 would often require that anyway after the upgrade has occurred.

I have a 6 y.o. Acer supposedly not compatible or not supported anymore by Acer but I tested win-10 for nearly 9 months without any need for anything from Acer
You need very little if anything from Dell anymore.

Best way to upgrade this Dell machine to 10 would be to create a system image using Macrium for the current install,
Imaging with free Macrium

Then after that is done to a totally separate hdd and disconnected from the machine,
Upgrade to 10.
Beside win-10 usual bugs I'm sure it will function long enough to clean install 10 on a new ssd or hdd
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