Discussion What's the oldest and/or cheesiest system you have Win 10 installed on?

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It booted w10 installer from usb on that PC. It works fine.

It doesnt have a hdd tho.

The newer 775 system has windows 10 on it sonce i found a dying sata hdd in my stash
I am using a Dell of a similar time frame as the hard wire computer to access router at my relatives place. It's the single core 3ghz model Pentium. Literally only used to wake the internet connection back up from time to time. Runs 10....I won't say "fine", but it's operational if you have the time.
 

LUCKY7SON

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Mine is a 2009 era Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955
Celeron 900, 2.2GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD.

The only upgrade from stock was a warranty replacement of the original 160GB HDD to the current 250GB.
Currently v1903, Build 18362.295


https://www.cnet.com/products/toshiba-satellite-l305-s5955/specs/
https://www.cnet.com/reviews/toshiba-satellite-l305-s5955-review/
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Toshiba-Satellite-L305-S5955.19142.0.html
hp pavilion dv6700
and was pretty good till one windows update happened in the last 3 years it was a bigg one
 

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I run W-10 on a homebuilt system using an Intel Desktop Board D945GCLF2 having a dual-core Atom 330 chip onboard with 2Gb memory and a Sandisk 120GB SSD.
Its tolerably slow but I use it sparingly. Also multiboots several Linuces.
 

ned0cromwell

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I run W-10 on a homebuilt system using an Intel Desktop Board D945GCLF2 having a dual-core Atom 330 chip onboard with 2Gb memory and a Sandisk 120GB SSD.

Its tolerably slow but I use it sparingly. Also multiboots several Linuces. I use Linux & BSD at day job, and only use W-10 on this box when I need a M$ app. My real W-10 box is an ACER Aspire with a Haswell i7-4790K, 12GB mem and a 2TB WD drive.
 
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I had it running on a 2006 T61, 2.4GHz core 2 T7700, was going to do the intel core 2 quad extreme mod on it but just ended up getting another computer. updated an everything, ran fine and actually pretty good once I put an 850evo 1tb ssd in it. (20sec for full boot), in task manager the drive would never go over 20%
 

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For a short while, I had an older HP Slimline given to me by a friend. Turns out the add-in video card was dead (8800 GS, I think?), but the on-board graphics worked.

  • Nvidia NForce chipset on the motherboard, with integrated graphics (somehow the number 710 is in my head on that)
  • E2200 CPU
  • 2GB RAM (as a pair of matched 1GB sticks, and the MB only had two slots, but it was still running in single-channel mode, and I wasn't ever clear as to whether the board supported dual-channel or not.
  • 250GB HDD
It was actually fussy as to USB sticks - it simply refused to recognize some, even in the BIOS.

I got Windows 10 installed, and it wouldn't run native resolution, or 32-bit color. I had to download the latest Windows 7 version of the chipset drivers, then look into subfolders specifically for the .exe that would install the graphics drivers. If I tried to use the full installer, it would go through the motions, but never actually install the drivers.

It worked. It's not something I ever used for more than a few minutes, but, at the time, I was intrigued by the fact that it was even usable.
 
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The most potato pc i've installed windows 10 on is a Zotac ZBOX HD-ND22. That is a nightmare.
Specs:
Celeron SU2300 (Core 2 duo based)
Nvidia ION (Even worst then INTEL HD graphics)
500gb seagate barracuda 5.4k rpm(upgraded)
2GB DDR3-1066
 

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I can find videos of P4 machines running 10, its a little less clear before then. Only based on Youtube, I know P2 machines won't install it but only from a lack of drivers.

in theory, if you can find a P2 motherboard that supported vista, you could go the upgrade route. Install win 7 and then upgrade it to 10 but a clean install of 10 wouldn't work. LIke this guy tried

 

NightHawkRMX

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My Pentium 4 board did boot the W10 installed VIA USB, which is a miracle. However, I have no IDE hard disks to install W10 onto.

I have a deal lined up on FB marketplace for an ancient Athlon system for like $10 that should have an ide HDD.

I looked up the model number and it has the following:
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2.2ghz
ATI Radeon Xpress 200
2x52mbgb ram
200gb HDD
Lightscribe (remember those) DVDrw drive

I just am busy with real-life stuff rn, so I can't collect it.

Edit, just realized its a sata hdd. I may still get it sho
 
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there's a topic in Ten forums titled "Let's Run Win10 on really really old hardware"

check out all the posts of that thread from first to last

Note - I have a 2007 Dell Inspiron e1405 laptop (originally came with Vista then upgraded to Win7 and eventually upgraded to Win10 but it's an LTSB/LTSC version) w/ Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T7600, 4Gb of RAM & a 320Gb Seagate SATA II HDD. Also have an old HP a6050y desktop PC, Intel Core 2 Duo E6700, 4Gb of RAM & a 160Gb Seagate SATA HDD also running a Win10 LTSB version.
 
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My old lappy Dell XPS 14z i bought this back in 2015 or so came with Windows 7 home premium it was running pretty good later until now i replaced old HDD (500GB) with 240GB SSD and installed Windows 10 x64 home which so not good for Dell XPS 14z i dont know why when i move my cursor a bit lag its not big deal anyway i havent used for a while i always use my PC
 
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so i had windows 10 on a laptop with intel celeron (2.7 ghz) and intel hd graphics family
It was so laggy (even the fresh windows 10 install) that i had to move to windows 8.1 (the laptop does not support lower)
 

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