What old PC’s, tablets, or whatever I own will Windows 10 actually run on? It’s the question so many of us are asking.
Experience tells us that in the past when new versions of Microsoft Windows came out, inevitably we’d need to make hardware purchases, be it more memory, or replacing our devices with new computers. This time, however, Microsoft is saying Windows 10 requirements are quite modest. According to Slashdot, you may be able to run Windows 10 on machines that shipped with Windows Vista eight years ago.
For a detailed look at all sorts old PC’s, tablets, and netbooks that have been tested and can run Windows 10, check out Windows 10 on an old PC: When it comes to specs, how low can you go? — a very helpful article published just yesterday by TechRepublic.
Here’s a list of resources to help understand what Microsoft 10 is all about:
- Microsoft’s own Windows 10 website: overview, how to upgrade, Q & A, specs
- Windows 10: You’ve got questions, I’ve got answers, ZDNet article by Ed Bott
- Microsoft explains what you’ll lose by upgrading to Windows 10, article from The Verge
- Download the Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO
Microsoft says Windows 10 is coming July 29, 2015.