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Windows 10 on Desktop PC Anyone

cdryuncle 339 70 December 23, 2015 at 10:45 AM in Computers (4)

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I have a 5 Year old Lenovo Desktop 4GB RAM with Windows 7 and both the PC and the operating system has served me very well and no issues. I do not use it that often maybe once a week when I need to be really productive and look at giant monitor and want to type on an actual keyboard. I don't do any gaming but to just surf the internet and a little photoshop and MS Office stuff.

I do notice that it is lagging a little bit and keep getting nagged from my taskbar about a free upgrade to Windows 10. Any consensus from SDers whether to upgrade or not or will it just be a waste of time and give me problems afterwards?



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I wouldn't upgrade it unless you have a fair chunk of time available to go through and do a clean install - that should help get rid of the sluggishness, but it would be the same if you did it for windows 7 - especially for a system that is only used rarely but needs to be productive, windows 10 has certain downsides, especially its random updates that take forever when you want to do something and you can't skip - yes it has some nice features, but I would call it more of a wash as far as any benefits gained at this point.

Migrating to a SSD would probably be a better choice if you do notice yourself starting to use it more often
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i second the vote for ssd.

if win7 is working for you then a clean install on an ssd will be significantly less sluggish.

i've upgraded some computers from 7 to 10 without issues. i've kept some on 7 without issues. i haven't noticed anything truly remarkable either way. at work i just reimaged a lenovo m90p (~5 years old, first gen i5) to windows 10 and it seems to have all the necessary driver support. got it up and running on ad with office 2016 doing cubicle type work.

part of me says 'if it ain't broke..." but if you're curious you have little to lose. backup your data and the W10 upgrade tool gives you the option for in place upgrade that can then be downgraded back to W7. the upgrade tool also offers a clean install.
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