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windows 10 requirements

dealgate 6,348 1,085 August 9, 2015 at 07:56 AM
How does windows determine if your system is compatible for win 10 upgrade? I have an older Dell 4600i 2.7GHz system with 100GB HD and 1.5GB of RAM and a Radeon Saphire HD3550 video card. The upgrade program says it will not work. This seems to be ok per their written requirements.

Anyone got any ideas?

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Regardless of CPU speed the processor needs to support XD/NX bit to work. Older P4s did not support, the prescott processors did. It's going to depend on exactly what processor model you have in your machine and also bios support for the feature.
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I decided to dump Windows altogether and I just wiped it and installed Ubuntu. Playing around with it now. It seems slow I think it should be faster. Might just need to buy a cheap used computer with 64 bit support. Thanks!
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Try linux mint 13 xfce as alternative to ubuntu. Should be faster and ui looks and feels like windows. I have it installed on 10 year old laptop and works great.
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Try linux mint 13 xfce as alternative to ubuntu. Should be faster and ui looks and feels like windows. I have it installed on 10 year old laptop and works great.
You don't need to reinstall linux to get xfce. Ubuntu's xfce distribution (sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop from a terminal) is as good an xfce distribution as any and you save yourself quite a bit of time if it turns out you don't like it.

You may need to turn of hardware accelerated desktop effects to get good performance, or spend some time finding the right OEM binary graphics driver. I don't know what kind of graphics card you have (candidates seem to be integrated intel graphics, or a really old radeon?), but the it's anyone's guess as to whether the 3D driver is still maintained.
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you can also look at lubuntu.
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The Dells 2350,2400,4600,& 4700 all basically are the same. I've thrown faster processors in them 3.06Hgz but you're slowed down by the HD and Power Supply. I've personally replaced the motherboard and had spare power supply but you're not going to get the bang for the buck.
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