XP to Win 10

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

zvone

Thread Starter
Joined
May 22, 2003
Messages
550
Will it be possible to get free upgrade to Win 10 if you are still using good old XP?
 

dvk01

Derek
Retired Moderator Retired Malware Specialist
Joined
Dec 14, 2002
Messages
56,452
NO
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
 

zvone

Thread Starter
Joined
May 22, 2003
Messages
550
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.
 
Joined
Apr 10, 2006
Messages
2,607
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.
 

flavallee

Frank
Trusted Advisor
Joined
May 12, 2002
Messages
83,161
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.

----------------------------------------------------------

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) file to the desktop.

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

----------------------------------------------------------
 
Joined
Mar 18, 2001
Messages
13,962
What will you need for the upgrade. Will an OEM version do it or does it have to be the full product?
 
Joined
Apr 10, 2006
Messages
2,607
Skivvywaver wrote: What will you need for the upgrade. Will an OEM version do it or does it have to be the full product?
Below is an exact transcript from the Windows 10 presentation...

Microsoft's Terry Myerson said: "Windows 10 will support the broadest device family ever. Since September we've received a lot of feedback ... feedback is shaping the future of Windows. For the first year after Windows 10 is available, we will be making available a free upgrade to Windows 10 for all devices running Windows 8.1. Once a device is upgraded to Windows 10, we'll be keeping it current for the supported lifetime for the device".
And.... does anyone know what the last 12 words of the above transcript actually mean in the real world....:confused:

T.
 

zvone

Thread Starter
Joined
May 22, 2003
Messages
550
Intel Core Duo CPU, 3.00 GHz, 3.49 GB Ram. I think this should be enough!?
 
Joined
Apr 10, 2006
Messages
2,607
Intel Core Duo CPU, 3.00 GHz, 3.49 GB Ram. I think this should be enough!?
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.
 

dvk01

Derek
Retired Moderator Retired Malware Specialist
Joined
Dec 14, 2002
Messages
56,452
Intel Core Duo CPU, 3.00 GHz, 3.49 GB Ram. I think this should be enough!?
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
 
Joined
Apr 10, 2006
Messages
2,607
dvk01 wrote : ..... Some earlier core duo will not work on W8.1.....
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.
 

dvk01

Derek
Retired Moderator Retired Malware Specialist
Joined
Dec 14, 2002
Messages
56,452
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 )
 
Joined
Apr 10, 2006
Messages
2,607
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.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Members online

Top