Solved Is this Toshiba Satellite laptop suitable to run Win 10

June 16, 2015 at 06:12:36
Specs: Windows 7
Rather than repair or purchase new laptop at present what would be the motherboard compatible with Toshiba sat l355s7915 psld 8u-qu9033 laptop to operate on win 8.1 & upcoming win 10 release

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June 16, 2015 at 16:12:29
If you have Windows 7 then manually run Windows Update and if it will qualify then you will have the 'Get Windows 10' icon on your Task Bar. If it does not appear then your system probably would not be suitable. As stated, you can probably get a new one for about what an upgrade would cost. Avoid anything refurbished unless you are sure that it is less than 2 years old since Laptops are typically good for about 4 to maybe 5 years. After that the battery life suffers greatly and other issues usually begin to come up, new would be much better.

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



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June 16, 2015 at 07:53:43
You would have to go to the Toshiba website and see if any drivers are available for an upgrade to Win 8.1 with the present setup. Since it's a laptop, you would have to take it to a repair shop to have a new mobo put in and any other components that would need upgrading. That would probably cost more than a new machine. Just my opinion. See what others say.

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June 16, 2015 at 08:00:39
One would like to hope that M$ will provide a "readiness/compatibility" utility to run and check a given system (as per previous versions of windows) to see if a given computer "will" run win-10. I suspect that anything pre win-7 won't, and possibly some early win-7 kit too?

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June 16, 2015 at 08:53:23
Your laptop isn't particularly powerful, but it should run Win10. If you can't replace the board yourself, it probably wouldn't be cost effective to pay someone else to do it. There are plenty of new laptops that sell for $200-300 that are better than what you currently have.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Toshib...


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June 16, 2015 at 16:12:29
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If you have Windows 7 then manually run Windows Update and if it will qualify then you will have the 'Get Windows 10' icon on your Task Bar. If it does not appear then your system probably would not be suitable. As stated, you can probably get a new one for about what an upgrade would cost. Avoid anything refurbished unless you are sure that it is less than 2 years old since Laptops are typically good for about 4 to maybe 5 years. After that the battery life suffers greatly and other issues usually begin to come up, new would be much better.

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


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June 16, 2015 at 17:34:49
If you have a legitimate copy of win7 / win 8.x installed and drivers are MS digitally signed, the system will be qualified to upgrade to win10. During one of the last "patch-Tuesday" a check will run and add a windows icon on your taskbar if qualified.

My main system shows "test mode" in the lower right corner meaning some driver(s) are not MS signed. The win10 icon is missing. But that's ok. I don't want to upgrade this system to win10 yet.
The other systems all have win10 icon on the taskbar, ready for upgrade, although I'm still not sure I will let that happen.


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