Solved Download Win 10 onto an older computer

April 24, 2020 at 12:53:34
Specs: win 10, Intel Pent., cpu g630, 4.00 GB, 64 bit
I have 2 computers, main one, a HP, has Win 10 I downloaded as per your help and it is running just fine.

The other one is a homebuilt from a friend of mine, is older and has Win 7 Ult on it. Don't use it except to run stock prices on it.

It is AMD Athlon II X2 245 Processor 2.90 Ghz
RAM 2.00 GB (1.75 GB usable)
32-bit Op sys

Would I be able to download Win 10 and have it run so-so?


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April 24, 2020 at 21:10:51
In order to install Windows 10 as 64bit on a 32 bit system (as long as supported) you need to do a clean install. Download the install ISO onto a DVD or flash drive, install it from there and select Custom and Delete all partitions on the hard drive. Of course save anything important first on external drive(s) and unplug any drives other than the hard drive you are installing it on to prevent other issues later. When you first load the software it will recognize the install on the drive and its key as that point so deleting it should not matter but skip the activation during the install and it should self activate itself later. It would not be a bad idea to make sure you have the Windows 7 key just in case though (there is software that can recover it if there is no readable sticker visible on the machine).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



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April 24, 2020 at 13:08:57
apparently yes, the AMD Athlon II X2 245 does support 64 bit.

you can install it now, but you probably only have about 0.2GB of ram left to do other things, a browser will "kill" it for example haha

tho i don't think 2GB of DDR2 or DDR3 (the the motherboard supports it)?

I would recommend getting at least 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz, again if the motherboard supports it

the old GPU might also not be supported by windows 10 driver-wise.
Could you give us a graphics card name?

specs: https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserR...

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April 24, 2020 at 15:15:22
More RAM would definitely be helpful. Win10 is still available for free & will activate by using your Win7 key. I'm guessing you will have to install the 32-bit version but I don't know that for sure.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/compu...
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sof...


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April 24, 2020 at 16:09:24
I just did a Dell last week that was 32 bit and I wasn't given a choice. I didn't even need to provide a key. Perhaps there will be a nag screen later but no key was ever requested.

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April 24, 2020 at 21:10:51
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In order to install Windows 10 as 64bit on a 32 bit system (as long as supported) you need to do a clean install. Download the install ISO onto a DVD or flash drive, install it from there and select Custom and Delete all partitions on the hard drive. Of course save anything important first on external drive(s) and unplug any drives other than the hard drive you are installing it on to prevent other issues later. When you first load the software it will recognize the install on the drive and its key as that point so deleting it should not matter but skip the activation during the install and it should self activate itself later. It would not be a bad idea to make sure you have the Windows 7 key just in case though (there is software that can recover it if there is no readable sticker visible on the machine).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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