Solved Can you update with newer motherboard?

November 16, 2017 at 10:36:47
Specs: Windows
I have an Lenovo 3000 N100 running Windows XP. Can you update with a different motherboard to run a current OS such as windows 10 or a MAC OS system?

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#1
November 16, 2017 at 11:12:55
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Motherboards are not swapable in laptops. Nor can you run a MAC OS on a laptop made for Windows.

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#2
November 16, 2017 at 12:48:42
As well as the motherboard you need to replace the screen, keyboard, disk drive, power supply, and case. Then you can run Windows 10 or Mac OS.

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#3
November 16, 2017 at 13:35:57
The Lenovo 3000 N100 is over 10 years old & only supports up to 2GB (2 x 1GB) RAM. If you max out the RAM, you'd be able to run Win7 or probably Win10, but neither would run all that well. Your best bet would be Linux.

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,28...

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compa...

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3291


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#4
November 17, 2017 at 17:32:26
Thanks for your reply. I wondered why you could not update to Windows 8 when Microsoft offered free updating, now I know.

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November 17, 2017 at 17:37:18
Thank you for your reply. I did not think you could install a different motherboard, but was not sure. It is cheaper to buy a new computer, but this Lenovo is much better than a newer model that I have purchased a few years ago. All I have ever done in the 3000 is a new hard drive. It still works great.

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#6
November 17, 2017 at 17:41:43
Thanks, that would be more than a new computer would cost. The 3000 seems to be better built than newer models and I hoped to continue to use it, but alas, not so.

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