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XP to Win 10

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by zvone, Jan 21, 2015.

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  1. zvone

    zvone Thread Starter

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    Will it be possible to get free upgrade to Win 10 if you are still using good old XP?
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    the free upgrade will only be for W7 or W8/8.1 users and will only apply to the first year of W10 being released.

    It is very unlikely that computer running XP will be capable of running W10
     
  3. zvone

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    Thank's mate, I read somewhere there is a small possibility for XP update(depending on hardware) because every 5th com. in the world is still running it and this would be great chance for Microsoft to finally make people(like myself) to switch.
     
  4. Tabvla

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    Zvone, if Microsoft give XP users a free upgrade I will fly to Adelaide and buy you as many Fosters as you can manage....:D

    T.
     
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    zvone:

    You haven't described your Windows XP computer, so we don't even know if it's capable of running Windows 7 properly.

    If it is, then there's a decent chance it's capable of running Windows 10.

    That wouldn't qualify you for a free upgrade though.

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  6. Skivvywaver

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    What will you need for the upgrade. Will an OEM version do it or does it have to be the full product?
     
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    heyya skivvy......:) Happy 2015 to ya.....
     
  8. Tabvla

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    Below is an exact transcript from the Windows 10 presentation...

    And.... does anyone know what the last 12 words of the above transcript actually mean in the real world....:confused:

    T.
     
  9. zvone

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    Intel Core Duo CPU, 3.00 GHz, 3.49 GB Ram. I think this should be enough!?
     
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    Yes, that's enough to run W10.... and if you get really lucky and the Redmond accountants give you a free upgrade from XP then you also get a fridge full of Fosters... :p

    T.
     
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    it depends which core duo and which motherboard you have installed
    to see whether it will be suitable for W10 run the W 8.1 upgrade checker
    Some earlier core duo will not work on W8.1 and consequently won't run W 10 either
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-8/upgrade-assistant-download-online-faq

    The problem, you might find is the upgrade checker fo0r XP only allows to check against W8
    W8.1 is more restrictive and from what I have seen & read about W10 the specs are the same as W8.1 NOT W8
     
  12. Tabvla

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    Hi Derek, thanks for that info. Do you have a link to specific information about which Intel CPU's don't work with W8.1..?

    T.
     
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    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2058...uirements-strand-some-users-on-windows-8.html
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn482072.aspx
    http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1249085

    However all of these will work with 32 bit of W8.1 but not with 64 bit
    I do not know if there will be a 32 bit full version of W10. although there is in the preview ( there were several differences between preview in W8 and final release and support for some CPU & mobos were dropped. I don't see any reason to suppose that the same won't happen in W10 full version )
     
  14. Tabvla

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    Thanks Derek.... now I understand what you were referring to...:)

    And for non-technical members of this Forum it is an important point to note that many older generations of CPU's are powerful enough to run W8.1.... W10... but are not compatible with 64-bit. So at any time MS decides to drop support for 32-bit then those CPU's can be fitted to your toaster to make that perfect brown slice of toast in the morning...(y)

    T.
     
  15. Skivvywaver

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    Howdy Mr. Tim. :D
     
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