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No Windows 10 for me

EricBall

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The Acer Aspire One netbook we bought after the fire has turned out to be a decent computer (especially with a RAM & SSD upgrade). It came loaded with Windows 7 Starter Edition and (bonus) MS Office Starter Edition.

The free upgrade to Windows 10 sounded like a good idea. Not only would I get all of the ongoing security updates etc., but it wouldn't have the 2GB limit of Win7SE.

Unfortunately, I just ran the Win10 upgrade check and learned the Intel GMA 3600 graphics adapter isn't supported. (Apparently Intel never made a 64 bit driver and is not likely to either.)



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Are you sure? Google returns quite a lot of hits when you search for a 64 bit driver for the GMA 3600.

 

Beta versions though.

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Does the "free" upgrade work on Windows 7 home 32-bit? My fiance has an old Lenovo laptop from 2010 with Windows 7 and a Core 2 Duo 2.2Ghz.

 

Unrelated, but Lenovo doesn't support 3rd party wifi hardware so it's impossible to upgrade to wireless N *grumble*

 

Ironically, I did not get the "Windows 10" notification icon like I did on my herculean desktop or my 8.1 laptop. But seriously, Win 8 pissed me off so badly I have little desire to upgrade to 10.

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Serguei - I would expect any software which currently works with the current 64 bit versions of Windows will continue to work with Windows 10. It's just the device drivers which seem to be the issue.

 

Stardust - AFAIK the "free" upgrade isn't restricted to certain versions (Home would be an upgrade from my Starter Edition). Maybe you need to manually do a Windows Update to pick up the Win10 upgrade assistant.

 

Note: it appears, for the most part, the system requirements for Win10 are the same as Win8.1. So you could also also try downloading the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-8/upgrade-assistant-download-online-faq

 

I have to say I had no desire to upgrade to Win 8 with the UI change, but my logic is if I upgrade to Win10 then I will continue to get security updates.

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