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Win 10 or Win 7 for old hardware

By morjo21 ·
I have a Dell Inspiron 1300 running Windows XP Home Edition (32-bit), Pentium M 1.73GHz, 512MB RAM, 60GB HDD.

Installed Windows 7 Ultimate - No Issues (although Dell does not provide Drivers for Win7 on this unit).

Bit sluggish as expected with the hardware, do you think Windows 10 would be quicker? If so I may spend $10 and install an additional 512MB memory before upgrading. Just want to do basic web browsing on it. I saw one website that have benchmarks between Win10 VS Win 7 (Boot times, HDD Space and RAM usage)....Win 10 was the winner in all those categories.

Appreciate any feedback.

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I don't believe your hardware can handle Win 10

by purplebonbon098 In reply to Win 10 or Win 7 for old h ...

You have a lot of older hardware, which I believe Windows 10 will not be able to use (much less find drivers for). I would stick with Windows 7 and still upgrade the ram.

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I'd do the RAM upgrade first

by leekoo In reply to Win 10 or Win 7 for old h ...

And see if performance improves. If not take the next step of upgrading to Windows 10.

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What you need to run Windows 10

by geekymama In reply to Win 10 or Win 7 for old h ...

Here's what Microsoft says you need to run Windows 10:

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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RE- Win 10 or Win 7 for old hardware

by jeanrdevine31 In reply to Win 10 or Win 7 for old h ...

Window 7 for old hardware is best than window 10.

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by icecreamcake In reply to Win 10 or Win 7 for old h ...
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test to get the answer

by jamesandbennie In reply to Win 10 or Win 7 for old h ...

i wanna know whether the Win7 is quicker than Win 10 . and your hardware will not runm on Win10 .

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