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Windows 7: ? About Putting Win 10 On 7yr. Old Win 7 Notebook

05 Jan 2018   #1
phaedruspress1

win 7 HP
 
 
? About Putting Win 10 On 7yr. Old Win 7 Notebook

My old as of a month ago 4GB RAM Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX Notebook Intel Celeron 900 / 2.2 GHz has win 7 HP. It would appear that MS has once again extended the opportunity to get win 10, "Windows 10's final free upgrade offer expires on January 16." I have resisted but was curious what you all thought. Win 7 "only just" gets by on this old notebook and I am under the impression that the box just does not have enough horses to handle win 10. What do you all think?


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05 Jan 2018   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Welcome to the Forum

Make the factory recover disks before you go to Win 10 so you have all you need to come back to Win 7. And I think you will.
I think Win 10 is crap.
Don't you have a spare disk to try win 10 on it? Use the COA key to activate.
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05 Jan 2018   #3
phaedruspress1

win 7 HP
 
 

>Make the factory recover disks before you go to Win 10 so you have all you need to come back to Win 7

I thought once you go ten the PC is tied to it and you can't go back to 7?

>Don't you have a spare disk to try win 10 on it? Use the COA key to activate.

Well, I actually got a new box a month ago with win 10 on it but the new notebook has i7 and 16GB if RAM and and an SSD and win 10 run's quite smoothly while the Compaq's architecture is from the stone age.
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05 Jan 2018   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Before you do anything check there are drivers for the pc and does it meet the requirments?
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster.
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Free hard disk space: 16 GB.
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.
  • A Microsoft account and Internet access.
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05 Jan 2018   #5
redoak

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phaedruspress1 View Post
>Make the factory recover disks before you go to Win 10 so you have all you need to come back to Win 7

I thought once you go ten the PC is tied to it and you can't go back to 7?

>Don't you have a spare disk to try win 10 on it? Use the COA key to activate.

Well, I actually got a new box a month ago with win 10 on it but the new notebook has i7 and 16GB if RAM and and an SSD and win 10 run's quite smoothly while the Compaq's architecture is from the stone age.
No, once you legitimately install Win10, that machine will always be authorized to run Win10, and will verify. But you can certainly go back to Win7 no problem. For that matter, I have been dual booting Win10 and and Win7 since the Win10 Insider program started in October 2014, no problems.

I would advise the OP to take a Macrium Reflect image (or something like that) of his Win7 installation before doing anything else. I suspect he will be disappointed with Win10, and though you are supposedly able to roll back to Win7 within 30 days of upgrading, you never know how that's gonna go...
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06 Jan 2018   #6
phaedruspress1

win 7 HP
 
 

Thanks for the advice to all. I am not convinced that my 7yr old notebook has the legs to run win 10 and although redoak mentioned he has been dual booting 7 and 10 since 2014 I suspect his box has better specs then my Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX Notebook Intel Celeron 900. I believe that this was for me only a momentary lapse in "judgement" and was almost seduced by MS once again extending the offer to get win 10 on older machines. I think I will leave this "well enough, good enough" win 7 box rest in peace and in my post above although it was not clear when i wrote "My old as of a month ago" I meant to imply that I got a new notebook this holiday season that of course did come with win 10. Thanks again.
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06 Jan 2018   #7
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

According to your local time stamp, you're somewhere in the Central Time Zone...Eh?

That Laptop, when it was new, was definitely NOT a top-O-the-line box. The Celeron cpu was the bottom of the heap at that time. (low performance rating)

If it runs Win-7 OK, and you've surely been happy with it for a few years, maybe do some upgrading on it, but definitely DO NOT try to put Windows 10 on it, even if MS says you can.

I have several Laptops of that age, or older, and in the one I care the most about, I've maxed out the RAM, replaced the old spinner HD with an SSD, and updated all the hardware drivers as much as possible.
But, every one of them is still running Windows 7, Ultimate, 32. 32 bit, for maximum compatibility with my older software that I still like to run, even on the ones that claim they will run a 64 bit OS.

Cheers Mate! Stay Warm!

TechnoMage
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06 Jan 2018   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Possible Support Issues

MS also keeps trying to drop support for old hardware, so whilst you may be able to install W10 now, future upgrades may be blocked.
http://bgr.com/2017/07/20/windows-10...update-issues/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microso...e-on-some-pcs/

MS backed down that time, but there's no guarantee that they'll back down in the future.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microso...ver-trail-pcs/
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07 Jan 2018   #9
phaedruspress1

win 7 HP
 
 

>According to your local time stamp, you're somewhere in the Central Time Zone...Eh?

PST (Pacific Standard Time) : )

>That Laptop, when it was new, was definitely NOT a top-O-the-line box.

Copy that. It was on sale for under $300.00 US dollars way back then. It came with 2GB of Ram which I upgraded to 4 some months later : ) Other then that it remains untouched. In fact I'm using it right now! I never explored the SSD route since I always thought that the architecture would not support it though I could be wrong. No matter. Surprisingly it came with a "nifty" 250GB HDD spinning at 7200 RPM which at the time was not to shabby.
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07 Jan 2018   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

If you are not sure if Win 10 will not work well or at all with your hardware, and the free offer upgrade is available, back up your current installation, (and if you wish the factory recovery partitions, (Macrium Reflect Free is good choice for this )

Run the free upgrade to windows 10 - you have 10 days to roll back to Win 7 - If an issue occurs after this time you can return to this current status using Macrium. If/When you have a working windows 10 system back up your Drivers for any future installs, (old drivers still work with old working hardware even when the hardware is no longer supported )

The main reason for doing the upgrade Now is the free upgrade extension, If you find you are not sure of Win 10 the Activation will be stored on Microsoft servers and be there if you later decide to try Windows 10 again - after the Free offer goes you will be expected to pay to upgrade
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