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How much Windows 10 is supported on older systems?

Q: How much Windows 10 is supported on older systems?

I have some older machines (X60, X60s, X61, X61s), I can download drivers from Lenovo for Windows 8.1 maximum, I wonder how well Windows 10 is supported on these older machines, officially orunofficially? Sure I can just try, but better to ask first, I don't want to bother my system for no good reason. The drivers provided by Microsoft might work as well. Or the Windows 8.1 drivers by Lenovo.

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Preferred Solution: How much Windows 10 is supported on older systems?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: How much Windows 10 is supported on older systems?

Hi ccjts,
Have you seen these articles? https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-10/Lenovo-Windows-10-Upgrade-Guides/td-p/3377996

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Acer:
Windows 10 Upgrade
ASUS:
Windows 10 MDA Microsites
Dell:
Computers tested for upgrade to Windows 10 | Dell US
Fujitsu:
Windows 10 MDA Microsites
HP:
Upgrade to Windows 10 | HP® Official Site
Lenovo:
Lenovo supported systems list for Windows 10 Upgrade - Lenovo Support (US)
Samsung:
Windows 10 MDA Microsites
Sony:
SONY | eSupport - Information regarding the Microsoft Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer.
Toshiba:
Toshiba : Model List
 

A:OEM Supported Systems for Windows 10 Upgrade

Mine's not listed there, but still working perfectly with Windows 10.
 

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Our policy will continue to be to support only platforms tested by Dell. For a complete list of tested platforms,  refer to: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN297954

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I have a bit of a "senior citizen" when it comes to a computer to use. My day to day computer is that one in my signature. Compaq Deskpro with a 1.0 GHz P3 and 512 of RAM. What I usually do to a system like this and slower ones that run Windows XP is I go to System>Advanced>Performance>Settings and uncheck all but: use visual styles on windows and buttons, use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop, use common tasks in folders, use a background image for folder type, and smooth edges of screen fonts. For older even older systems I will uncheck: use common tasks in folders. Just a little curious on what others do.
 

A:Windows XP speedup tips for older systems

I also turn off the Themes Service and the Windows Zero Wireless configutration . . if the pc does not hagve wireless
 

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How do you go about installing W7 on an older system without Vista drivers?

I have a ShuttleX pc

Thanks

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malware?

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Below is a link to the Lenovo W10 upgrade supported systems webpage.

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht103535

T.
 

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I have two older work computers which are currently running windows 7. This is the model information that I could find for each of them:Acer Desktop, Veriton M6 Series, ID: VM680G - EI5650W.Acer Desktop, Veriton M2 Series, M275.I tried upgrading them to Windows 10 when it was first released, but it wouldn't install properly since it wasn't supported at the time and it messed up my computers so badly that I had to wipe them clean and reinstall Windows 7 (even with Microsoft tech-support we were unable to simply revert back to a previous version of Windows).Since then I've been receiving daily alerts to download Windows 10 again. With the free version of the operating system expiring soon, I'm wondering if its been updated so that my computer models are supported now so that I can safely install it. I'm having trouble finding online whether or not these specific Acer models are supported. I'm just looking for some input on whether or not these models are supported yet and if I'm safe to try installing it again. I don't want to go through the same issues as before since these are important work computers and having to wipe them last time was a huge inconvenience.Thanks!

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I have two older work computers which are currently running windows 7. This is the model information that I could find for each of them:Acer Desktop, Veriton M6 Series, ID: VM680G - EI5650W.Acer Desktop, Veriton M2 Series, M275.I tried upgrading them to Windows 10 when it was first released, but it wouldn't install properly since it wasn't supported at the time and it messed up my computers so badly that I had to wipe them clean and reinstall Windows 7 (even with Microsoft tech-support we were unable to simply revert back to a previous version of Windows).Since then I've been receiving daily alerts to download Windows 10 again. With the free version of the operating system expiring soon, I'm wondering if its been updated so that my computer models are supported now so that I can safely install it. I'm having trouble finding online whether or not these specific Acer models are supported. I'm just looking for some input on whether or not these models are supported yet and if I'm safe to try installing it again. I don't want to go through the same issues as before since these are important work computers and having to wipe them last time was a huge inconvenience.Thanks!

A:Are These Older Veriton Models Supported by Window...

Hello Acer's website does not state your models as being compatible, so it is a 50-50 chance on whether you can update to Windows 10. Microsoft's latest build may well be more compatible that the previous version you tried. In the first instance, image your entire disk of each PC. To do this you need a spare hard drive(s) to back them up to. Use the Built in Windows 7 system image burner. It will also be wise to create a System repair disk, should things go wrong. You could also use a program like Macrium Reflect - again, I'd create a Reflect recovery disk, just in case. Then you can try to download WIndows 10. Right click the white Windows icon in the system tray (by the clock). An option should be "Check your upgrade status" - this should advise if Microsoft thinks your PC is compatible. If it comes back as a Yes, then progress to upgrade. If you have any problems, then re-image your computer with the image previously created. This will restore your PC exactly to they way it was before you started. If all else fails, then use  GWX Control Panel- this will stop your PC trying to upgrade to Windows 10. 

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Hello Guys,

Has anyone managed to get older O/S's like Windows 95, 98 and ME running on VirtualBox on Windows 8, I used to be able to run all Operating Systems when I had my Vista set up. Strangely I can install and run DOS and Win 3.1 but not Win 95, Win 98 and Win ME. Anything from XP works fine.

Thanks

Tony

A:VirtualBox and older operating systems

Is this a filesystem problem? - Whereas MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 resided on FAT formatted hard disks. FAT32 was for the Windows 9x brigade, and NTFS for XP etc.

Let's see how we used to do it in the old days...

Before you started you needed a boot floppy with CD-ROM support, A Windows '95 install CD, which was not bootable, a CD-ROM drive and a Hard drive usually between 512 and 1024 MB - 1 gig or less - bigger drives were a problem and quite rare then.

You needed a formatted DOS 6.2 or better boot partition with the system files on it to install to, I recall, the method in those days was boot from a DOS system floppy in the a:\ drive, run Format c: /s but not reboot yet, so that the CD-ROM drivers on the floppy would still work and then copy the contents from the CD-ROM to the hard drive, which was faster than installing from the CD-ROM. The DOS commands (in red)were as follows:
A:\>C:
C:\>md windows
C:\>cd windows
C:\WINDOWS>md options
C:\WINDOWS>cd options
C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS>md cabs
C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS>cd cabs
C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS>copy d:\win95\*.*

Where d:\ was the CD-ROM drive. Once the files had copied, it was time to reboot, removing the CD-ROM and Boot floppy.
On rebooting from the hard disk, you were taken to the C:\prompt, and it was a case of navigating to the setup folder that had all the setup cabs in it.

C:\>cd \windows\options\cabs
C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS>setup

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Does anyone know a good source of information on older systems? I'm running a HP Pavilion 4483 (second-hand) from '99 or so and the little info I can find seems conflicting. Specificly, I'd like to add RAM to get this old dog as fast as it can get. HP Support tells me this computer only has 2 SDRAM slots(both used) but opening it up I see 3 slots, one empty. I could pull the 64MB SDRAM out and put in a 128MB but it would be cheaper to just add a 64MB card.

HP Pavilion 4483
CPU : AMDK6-2 3DNOW!
Mboard : Asus P5S-VM
Chipset : Sis 530
Memory : 188 MB
Speed : 450 MHZ
 

A:Info Source for older systems

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I was thinking of doing this but wondering what wont work and if you can find drivers etc...

built in webcam?
mem card reader?
anything else?

there is a strange issue on the keyboard with this laptop. Everything ok until you press numlock, then some of the letter keys are mapped to numbers! will a win7 install fix that?

A:install win7 on an older HP laptop, dv9000, what is not supported?

Some of the keyboards which don't have separate numpad on the right, the numpad is actually "integrated" with some alphabetical keys (mostly those on the right side of the keyboard like O, P, K, L, N, M.)

When you press numlock, these pre-assigned alphabetical keys start working as the numpad, so you see numbers being inputted. Fresh install of Windows will not fix this. It's the way keyboard is designed.

And yes you can find driver for those devices on HP website. You need to know the model number of the machine.

Thanks.

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Can anyone provide information or recommendations concerning anti-virus, anti-trojan, anti-adware, anti-spyware or firewall programs that will run under old operating systems, specifically Windows 3.11, Windows 3.1, Windows 95 or DOS 6.x??

I'm looking for freeware or shareware that I can use on an old, cast-off 486 machine with 40MB of RAM. I realize that I'm largely insulated from the majority of malware because of the archaic software I'm using, but I still want to avoid things like boot-sector viruses, and I'd like to secure the system as best I can. Any information, suggestions, comments, guidance, belittling remarks, etc. would be appreciated...
...the best computer system is a free one!

A:Anti-malware for older operating systems?

Hi junklover and welcome to BC.Take a look at www.oldversion.com for some programs you can match to Windows95. You can get ZoneAlarm 2.6 from there and that will work alright. There are also older versions of AdAware that will probably work with 95 but I would try the latest one just for the heck of it. They also have Spybot S&D, but again the latest one will work (see the Spybot FAQs for the fix for 95).F-Prot Antivirus for DOS is free for home use, which almost seems like an oxymoron as I don't think many corporations are using Dos these days. AVG Professional works on 95 so I don't see why AVG 7 free version won't.You are at risk for malware with at least Win95. I just cleaned a machine with 95 on it and it had a number of spyware/adware programs. I cleaned it the lazy way by formatting and loading 98SE . The only belittling remarks I can think of concern me because I should have more for you as I am the King of Old Stuff.

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I have a older computer that run just fine with Windows XP and Windows Vista (the computer had not been use, and the current installed OS was W7). Few days ago I reinstalled Windows XP x64 and Windows Vista x64 and they both ended in a disaster.
 
XP: I installed first the updates by using pre-downloaded servicepacks and then the chipset drivers. XP went to bleeps because installation of Avast failed. I also had a problem with USB-ports which stopped working. Anyway after failed avast installation the operating system wouldnt boot up anymore. I decided the install Vista instead. 
 
Vista: After installing servicepacks I noticed that Windows Update is not working anymore. Tried solving it by installing Fix It tool from microsoft. I encountered another problem where powershell did not install. I gave up on getting the update service to work, and decided to do some benchmarks. The computer froze and after pressing the reset Windows Vista wouldnt boot up anymore.
 
W10: I decided to install W10 ... everything works now.
 
I dont remember the older operating systems being so bad, or I am just seeing things through rose-tinted glasses?
 
SPECS:
MSI P35 Platinum
4x 1Gb G.Skill DDR2 800Mhz
Q6600 Go
HD 5870

A:Is microsoft self-sabotaging their older operating systems?

Probably a combination of rose-tinted glasses and software changing. Here's the thing: Vista and XP aren't supported anymore. This lack of support means they don't receive new features that may be used by modern software. So stuff breaks. The longer the OS has been out of support, the worse things get. Conspiracy theories are silly simply because there is no need for M$ to sabotage old OSes.

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We have two elderly family members (Grandmas that are both almost 90) that use old, outdated computers running Vista and XP. They both continue to have error messages; ie "Out of Memory at line:65", "High PCU", printer does not respond, Computer locks up and has to have hard re-boot, IE shuts down, unable to access email. One is using a high speed modem from CenturyLink and the other is on high speed Comcast connection.
Anyone have suggestion on how to best help these two lovely women? Windows 7? or a refurbished basic PC replacement?
 

A:Solved: Older PC with outdated Operating Systems

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Hello. I am trying to hookup a Sega Genesis, Dreamcast, and a Playstation 1 to my HDTV. I have a picture of the back of the TV for your suggestions on what I can buy or how I can use what I currently have to make them all work. I have a Playstation 2 hooked up already using up all of the inputs on the back leaving just HDMI and cable box available to use.

I also have a picture of the game and cable box, so you can see if there is a way that I might be able to hook them all up to the game box and make it connect to the Cable box and somehow use the cable box as the input device for the game systems to the back of the TV.

Here are the pictures: (Should be attached at the bottom).
If you all have any suggestions on any device that may be able to work with this setup, that would be very helpful. The back of the game systems each use their own AV adapter containing red, white, and yellow cables. The genesis has only yellow and white cords (no red). The game box seems to be an AV/RF box with 4 buttons on the front to select which game system to use. Not sure if it is working since it has been stored away for so long.

Thanks for your help. If the TV contained a lot more of those RCA inputs on the back, there would be no problem and would not have to use an external box or input device. Do let me know if you need anymore information. I will try to check back often. I am looking forward to hearing your responses. Have a great day.
 

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I have a panasonic projector which works well with Windows XP. I have tried to connect it with several other machines using newer operating systems (Vista and Windows 7); but, they won't work. the best I can get is the projector will flash the screen like it is trying to connect but, it can't finish the job. I have to keep the 7-8 year old laptop around to work with this projector. This becomes inconvenient for guest coming in to do presentations. Are there drivers or some update for legacy devices?
 

A:Solved: older projector not working with new operating systems

Have you tried installing the drivers in compatibility mode?
 

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Hi All. I have had this computer for about 4 years now and my version of Windows XP Prof is 2002 date.
I recently was told by a computer builder who helped me that Windows XP Prof works on a file system called NTFS. I apparently have files that I copied back onto this computer after installing Windows XPp that are of the Fat32 variety. I was not aware at the time that NTFS and Fat32 apparently are incompatible. I have had problems over these years and have zero'd out my hard drive 3 times and reinstalled Windows XPp from scratch. What I was not aware of was that My versions of Microsoft Word and Word Perfect and some downloaded programs are Fat32. I need these programs and cannot afford to replace them. Yet I am having problems with places like Pogo gaming (where I spend a lot of time) and the applets that run there. I have the latest Sun Java installed but it does not work properly (I have tried all ways till I am blue in the face) unless I ALSO leave MSVM installed (particularly in the registry). I only have the latest Java chosen in the advance tab of tools but without the MSVM installed Pogo does not work at all for me. So I have both with the Java 5.7 chosen as program. But I am told that my computer is confused due to the File system problem. I figure it wouldn't do me much good to zero out my system again if I still have to put my old fat32 files back on here to function. So is there anything I can do. I only have a 20 gb hard drive and there is n... Read more

A:Problems With Xp Prof And File Systems Of Older Programs Installed

How would you have programs that have FAT32 files after you reinstalled XP?
The file system is determined by the operating system - not installed programs, and once you formatted in NTFS everything on the drive would also be NTFS.

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(Please pardon my redundancy - I have posted this to the Customer Care Board and Client Service forums - just hoping to correct what I hope was an accidental change in support policy.)
This is not a technical comment but it is a comment about Dell's Technology Support. Recently the support site for laptops, and I presume other areas though I have not checked, was revised to change its structure. In the process many items were removed notably having to do with drivers for older systems. Even if a system is past warranty that does not remove the responsibility for Dell to continue to provide the most recent (even if old) drivers especially since the cost of doing so is trivial. This is especially the case when Dell is the only source for specific drivers. A specific example is a Dell Vostro 3700 laptop which uses the embedded GPU in the CPU as well as outboard nVidia GPU; the hybrid video architecture is such that NVidia provides no driver and re-directs users to Dell's site. In the case of this specific model, most of the drivers that were present a month ago are now gone.
Dell laptops have two things going for them - good products at a good price and a great support site. This has prompted me to continue focusing upon Dell - e.g. two new 5759's in 2017, and to recommend Dell to colleagues and friends. I have had recent occasion to review some very old systems on HP's support site - all relevant drivers continue to be available. I strongly recommend that Dell c... Read more

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Lately, I've heard some people say that the Unix code is more secure than the Windows code and that the Windows code has many holes and bugs in it. Before, I always thought Unix systems (for example, Mac) were less likely to get infected by viruses only because they had a lower market share. However, I'm starting to wonder if the Unix code is really more secure than the Windows code. Is this true? Also, does the Windows code really have that many bugs and holes in it?

A:Are Unix systems more secure than Windows systems?

It is rather debatable, its harder to compare two completely different codes and say one is flawed and one is not.

Though Unix/Linux does appear to be a bit more secure, which is why Apple's OS X (their baby), is based on a unix-code.

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I'm running on a Dell Dimension 4600 and want to burn a couple cds. I tried downloading a bunch of different burning software, but my drive was outdated every time. I was able to burn before, about a year or so ago. I've tried older versions of various software, but no luck.
 

A:Need older burning software for an older drive.

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My Old Desktop OS is Windows Vista. I need to import files to my new desktop. New OS is Windows 10. OlD HP Model is HP Pavilion m9000. New HP model is HP Pavilion 23 q113w. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!













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A:importing files from an older HP system and older OS

@Jeff1017 If by "hardwiring" the two PCs together, you mean using a crossover network cable to connect the two, that only overcomes the issue of using a USB stick. You still need third-party software to transfer settings and/or apps -- as that information is stored in lots of different places and it would take you forever to find them all manually and copy them.

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At work I have a PC w/an Athlon XP 1700 chip, 256 meg of ram, and a Radeon AGP w/64 meg memory video card runing Win XP Pro. So my gaming choices are somewhat limited. I've already played Quake 2 and Half-Life (and Opposing Force & Blue Shift). I like playing the FPS style games (single-player mode). So I'm wondering:

Is Counter-Strike single player or only multi-player? Is it free if I own Half-Life?

Is there a site that would list FPS games by release date year to year? Since I know Half-Life was released around 98, I could look for other games released around then that would probably run ok on my system.

Any suggestions for good FPS games that would run on my system would be appreciated. I'm looking into some of the Star-Wars games, also Halo, and Unreal seem to have good reps and might run ok.

Thanks much,
Harold
 

A:A Few Questions re: Older Games on an Older Machine

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I have a home network consisting of a DSL modem hooked to a 4 port router/hub (Linksys BEFSR41). Life has been good with all forms of PCs and OSs including the addition of a wireless data port and a laptop running XP Home. I added a 16 port workgroup hub (Linksys EFAH16Wv2) as the home network grew to 5 systems; 4 running XP Home and 1 running XP Professional.

Recently, I built 10 identical PCs (ASUS P4GE-V mainboards with built in NICs, 1.8 P4s, and 256M ram). I installed XP Home on each machine and all the pertinent XP updates as well as all ASUS driver updates.

All 10 PCs found the internet and are able to surf the web.

My problem is that 3 out of 4 of these new PCSs do not see any of the other systems on the hub or the router/hub. I used 'Home' as my designated workgroup.

I have run and rerun the wizard but these machines cannot see the other machines on the local network. I have tried reinstalling XP but it doesn't seem to help.

I can ping individual machines from the command prompt and they can send a receive packets which leads me to believe that is OS related and not hardware related.

One interesting observation I made is that the new PCs that are able to see the other local machines also have a 'My Network Places' icon displayed in the Start menu while the PCs that cannot see the other local PCs do not have this icon displayed in the Start menu.

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A:New XP systems not finding other workgroup systems

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I have an old Windows XP Dell Dimension E520 computer that's now running Windows 10 on 32-bit architecture. The CPU is a 64-bit processor. I want to know if the CPU is fully compatible with Windows 10 64-bit? It's an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1.86GHz

It meets the requirements of SSE2, PAE and NX... but I'm not sure about CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW, or LAHF/SAHF.

I think the CPU is capable of Windows 10 on 32-bit, but not 64-bit. I'm not sure though.

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I tried to download DDS to have help removing a virus off of my laptop, however I have the BETA version of Windows 8 and it says that the program isn't supported by such. I have a virus called "searchu" on my homepage of my browsers and its slowing my laptop down. Suggestions? Should I just run HIjackthis?

A:DDS not supported in Windows 8?

No, it is not compatible with Windows 8 yet. How about trying a System Restore?

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so does this mean I have to install drivers manually for my dell Inspiron 2200 Laptop ?

A:system detect will not run on windows xp and The .NET Framework 4.5 and later versions are not supported on Windows XP,

Yes - and in fact you should not be using XP online at this point, as it is completely insecure, having gone end of support in 2014.

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My brother has been trying to install warcraft three and the headline is the message it gives him. is there anyway around this problem?

A:windows NT is not supported for warcraft 3

Right click the file, choose properties, and pick compatibility. Pick XP or lower. If it doesn't work, pick Windows Me, 98SE, or 98.

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I have an older laptop with XP that I plan to install Windows 7 on. I ran the Windows Advisor and the only thing lacking is the Aero Support. I don't use this PC all that much and am not keen on buying a new graphics card. What will it be like without Aero? Is it really bad or just like XP was? Thanks,

A:No Windows Aero Supported

yep,
its possible aero peek wont show either.

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Hello there ...
excuse me before

a win7 supports multiple drivers.
so for older computers, we no longer need to find a driver with melihan DEVICE ID and VENDOR ID.
like this:

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS_19915628&REV_1001\4&168E6DED&0&0001

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A42&SUBSYS_10011991&REV_09\3&11583659&0&10

and so on

Can my friends help me to display the entire list of Vendor ID and Device Id that already provided by windows 7

so that I can find out drivers that support.

A:What drivers supported by Windows 7 ?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kutujenggot


Hello there ...
excuse me before

a win7 supports multiple drivers.
so for older computers, we no longer need to find a driver with melihan DEVICE ID and VENDOR ID.
like this:

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS_19915628&REV_1001\4&168E6DED&0&0001

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A42&SUBSYS_10011991&REV_09\3&11583659&0&10

and so on

Can my friends help me to display the entire list of Vendor ID and Device Id that already provided by windows 7

so that I can find out drivers that support.


Easy take PCI
ven here and look up . PCI Vendor and Device Lists

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I'm in the process of building a new rig, and with the statement that Microsoft will not support windows 7 & 8/8.1 on newer microprocessors, I'm wondering if this also includes the broadwell-e chips. Has anyone heard if Microsoft will cut updates to
win7 with the i7 6XXX line?

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Hi all, I am curious as to why my Acer Aspire V5-571 isn't on the supported list for Windows 10 drivers and updates? It is more than capable and the Get Windows 10 icon from Microsoft said it was all compatible. Are there no plans for any drivers from Acer?

A:V5-571 not on Windows 10 supported list?

I'm wondering the same thing.  I have the same model of Acer Aspire, and I was able to upgrade to Windows 10 after reserving it as it said that my computer is compatible.  So why is this model not listed for Windows 10 driver and software updates?  What's going on?

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Will MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) still be supported after Jan 2015 for Windows 7?
Windows 7 goes into the extended support phase after Jan 2015 unless Microsoft delays that.

A:Will MSE still be supported after Jan 2015 for windows 7?

Security updates will be provided for several years after the Jan 13 date, MSE will be supported until about 2020

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yesterday i brought yoga 520  with windows 10 OS , In Product specification it mentioned this device is windows hello supported but in the sign-option the message showing like 'Windows hello is not available in this device'What should i do, do i need to install any drivers to support windows hello? 

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I am new to Gen2 Hyper-V and so far I simply can't use it, because I am unable to install any (supported) guest OS from an ISO ...

So far I tried that on:
1. my HP Z230/i4770 workstation (Secure Boot disabled) host running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (with Hyper-V feature enabled), can't boot any VM with supported OS ISO.

2. my home desktop/i3770K (secure Boot enabled) host running Windows 8.1 Pro x64, same result, error during VM boot from ISO, quoted below.

Synthetic SCSI controller (instance blah blah) Failed to Power on with Error 'The version does not support this version of file format'



Gen1 guests of course work perfectly fine with those ISOs, because emulated DVD IDE picks up the official Enterprise Evaluation ISO of either Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise, perfectly fine and all works OK in Legacy boot mode.
When I create a new guest and select Gen2, then no matter if I check or uncheck the Secure Boot in virtual Boot Order options for the guest (while setting the SCSI DVD at top of course), it simply doesn't work, always same error. I tried first connecting
to VM to see if it prompts for key press, but it doesn't, the error is instant on Power on when (supported) ISO image is selected to be booted.


I verified that both of official Enterprise Evaluation ISO's of either WS2012r2 and W8.1x64 are bootable in both the UEFI mode (Secure Boot enabled) and Legacy BIOS mode using a physical computer.

What am I missing here???

A:hyper-v cannot boot Gen2 guest from Windows 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1 x64 ISO - file format not supported, Gen1 works fine

Copying fixed my issues since I downloaded from the TechNet Eval Center and it puts a "parse" attribute on the file.  Copying with Windows Explorer removes the attribute: http://blog.ctaggart.com/2013/12/bug-of-day-couldnt-mount-file-in.html

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I've seen topics that dance all around this, but never exactly match my scenario.  I have Win 7 computers on a domain that have been accessing older network shares since they were set up 2-4 years ago.  In the last few weeks, one very critical PC
cannot access an older (Server 2003) share over the network, though other Win 7 computers can.  I worked on it this issue for 3 weeks, including reading and trying everything in every post that resembles this problem.  None of it worked.  I
bought a brand new Win 7 64 bit PC and set it up 1.5 weeks ago.  It accessed the older shares with no problems.  After being on vacation a few days I booted up the PC to continue the deployment and it starting finishing up Windows updates installation.
 After that was done I could NOT ACCESS THE OLDER SHARES!

It is obviously an update causing this and it has done it on a brand new computer which worked last week and did not work after Windows Updates were installed.  SO, here's MY question:  Does anyone at Microsoft or elsewhere have a clue as to which
update would have caused this?  The updates were downloaded on 7/1/16 and finished installing today (7/13/16) after being shut down for a week.

This is crazy!  Please help!

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If I upgrade to windows 7 will ALL my software still run?


My wife got a laptop and 1 of her CBT (Computer Based Traiing) Demos for job hunting does not work with Windows 7 64.


Bill

A:Windows 7 64 and older S/W

Hello Bill,

You might see if you may be able to run the program in compatibility mode with whatever older version of Windows selected the program was written for.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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What is the meaning of this and was there ever a warning to the thousands of 32-bit O/S users that Dell would be pulling the plug on 32-bit support?!?
Supported Operating Systems?
Your OptiPlex 9020 supports these operating systems:
Change Product


Windows 8, 64-bit


Windows 7, 64-bit


Ubuntu 12.04


Windows 8.1, 64-bit


BIOS


Windows 10, 32-bit

Windows 10, 64-bit 

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I realise that the Canon N670U scanner is not supported by Canon, but according to the Canon Website, the LiDe 20 scanner is. Up until now, both scanners used the same driver, so it seems strange that one is supported and the other is not. However, though Canon says new drivers will be on the website for the release of Windows 7, none has appeared yet. Can anyone explain this. As an aside, I can get the scanner to work using Vuescan, but the cost of buying this utility and being tied to the supplier, compared with simply buying a new scanner is not worth it. It does prove, though that a N670U can work in a Windows 7 64 bit environment.

A:Supported Canon scanners in Windows 7 64 bit

You can use the same driver as the LiDe 20 or several others that work in Win7 but you can't run the setup program to install it. You will have to both manually extract the driver from the Canon supplied .exe and choose the driver to be installed manually. Use 7Zip to get inside the .exe and then again inside one of the other folders. Put that driver directory aside. Then take your unidentified device and go through the process of manually choosing a driver for which you have the discs and for which Windows doesn't agree you are using the right driver. It will work fine.
I tried that a few weeks ago after reading another forum, and even though I installed the driver, and could see the device as supposedly working in control panel, it still did not work. I have now bought a new Lide 100 off Ebay for £22. No point wasting time messing with drivers when a new working replacement is so cheap.

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Will there be a bios update for N5110  model?
My laptop is not yet 4 years old and older laptops we have can be updated.
I will not be buying another Dell product if I can not even update this one to W10.

A:BIOS not supported for Windows 10 upgrade ??

MUKESHCS033,
Unfortunately, there will not be any other driver or bios updates for this computer.

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Hi all, I've got a Q9400 here and I just tried installing Win8.1, but I'm getting this error:

"You can't install Windows 8.1 because your processor doesn't support CompareExchange128."

I can't change the CPU so what can I do? I don't understand why my CPU isn't supported and this sucks because I bought Win8Pro recently...
 

A:Windows 8.1 Update error: CPU not supported?

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I have a Satellite U940. I have had it for more than 3 years and I like it.
Last weekend I went for the free upgrade to WIndows 10 and upgraded to it from my Windows 8.1.

It works, but now I found out (perhaps I should have read it) that the Satellite U940 is NOT a supported device for Windows 10.

Why is this?

I'm considering reverting back to 8.1, but for now the Windows 10 is working for me.

What will this mean for me long term and what do people suggest?

Many thanks!

A:Windows 10 not supported for Satellite U940

As you probably know it is not possible to offer full support for all notebook models. On some point Toshiba and other manufacturers must make a cut and make decision which older models will not be supported anymore.

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How can I modify an Windows 8.1 ISO so it can work with a non-supported CPU? I would like to make it work with a Pentium 4 2.8Ghz HT Northwood CPU. Rest of specs; 2GB RAM, ATI 4650 DDR3 1GB, 250GB HDD. Computer is a SONY VAIO PCV-RS430G. I updated its BIOS to latest which dates back to 2004 but did not add the NX/PAE that is needed for Win 8.1

A:How can I modify Windows 8.1 to work w/ non-supported CPU?

Welcome to the forum.







Originally Posted by Jesusv


How can I modify an Windows 8.1 ISO so it can work with a non-supported CPU? I would like to make it work with a Pentium 4 2.8Ghz HT Northwood CPU. Rest of specs; 2GB RAM, ATI 4650 DDR3 1GB, 250GB HDD. Computer is a SONY VAIO PCV-RS430G. I updated its BIOS to latest which dates back to 2004 but did not add the NX/PAE that is needed for Win 8.1



Can't be done. With systems prior to Windows 8 NX/PAE were recommended but not required. With Windows 8 they are now required features. It is not just a matter of bypassing the initial check for compatibility. That is just there to prevent installing the OS on incompatible hardware. To change this you would require access to the Windows source code (not going to happen) and the services of an expert programmer (very expensive). It would also be a violation of Microsoft's EULA. I mention this only as a matter of interest, not as even a remotely practical idea.

Even if you could somehow get around the incompatible CPU you would still have a serious problem. Specifically the lack of Windows 8 drivers for your motherboard. Nobody is going to go to the considerable trouble of writing Windows 8 drivers for a motherboard that isn't compatible with the OS.

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Hello,
I want to install Windows 10 on my netbook NB305-106 but I can't because the NX is not supported. How I can make NX supported ?

A:NX not supported on NB305-106 - Cannot install Windows 10

NX-Bit means “No eXecute” Bit and this is a CPU feature. This is the important requirement in order to be able to install the Windows 10 system and as far as I know if the CPU does not support the NX bit, the Win 10 installation would not be possible.

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windows 8.1 RTM installation says (Display) not supported

1. i tried with windows 8 x64 RTM upgrade,it started and after restart it displayed display not supported

2.so i tried with windows 8.1 x64 beta upgrade still same msg,so itried updating all display drivers and other driver and tried again still same message

3. so tried clean install with windows 8.1 RTM, still same msg diplay not supported

config details

acer x153W monitor
gigabyte B75M D3H motherboard
intel core i3 3220 ,4GB RAM sandisk
intel HD graphics 4000
windows 8.1 x64 RTM

Regards

A:windows 8.1 RTM installation says (Display) not supported

The "real" Windows 8.1 RTM has not been released yet -- despite a lot of activity on the net referring to the "WZT" versions that are floating around. I read only yesterday, that the build 9600 RTM versions floating around are actual "pre-release" and are missing elements that will be in the "real" Windows 8 RTM images released in October.

So, unless you got your RTM image directly from Microsoft, I would not trust it at this time.

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Hello,
I have icons on MS that make Upgrade from My WIN7 to WIN10 gratis.

my Satellite Pro C870 has or not FULL compatibility on WIN10?
Thanks
Giovanni

A:Is Satellite Pro C870 Windows 10 supported

Satellite Pro C870 isn’t listed on Toshiba’s models supported for upgrade to Windows 10 website.
http://win10upgrade.toshiba.com/swup...spx?region=TEG

This means that this notebook model will not get Windows 10 drivers and software but of course the Windows 10 installation is possible

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I have a Dell inspiron 1520, it shipped w vista 32. I upgraded to windows 7 64 bit (did a clean install with OTS of help from here in July). Dell didn?t support my laptop with Windows 7 64 bit drivers?
I did searching and found a group of 64 bit drivers from dell laptops that were supported and shared the same hardware (I think..). Most of it went fine, however now I?m starting to have some problems or need hardware that originally had problems I kinda brushed off for the time.


1...My Laptop WILL NOT SLEEP! It powers down/hibernates instead.
I believe it to be either
a) Nvidia Display Driver problem
b) Wireless Mouse usb receiver
Windows Action Center says ?Drivers are causing windows to standby or hibernate slowly:
1. Nvidia kernel mode driver
2. Live! Cam Auto Console Monitor OEM02Mon.exe


I?ve attached some of the event logs, maybe someone can interpret them for me??

2?One of my USB Devices are suddenly ?unknown?, tried updating, ect no help.
I did test each USB port and they all still seem to be functioning correctly..? It worked correctly for few weeks after I installed windows 7, then suddenly became unknown..



3?My webcam console software says no supported device please plug in to continue? I'd installed the drivers for it and believed it would help..

Wish I knew more about this? Are there specific windows logs or reports I could find more info, that I could post to help in assisting me?
I know a lot of this stuff... Read more

A:need help w windows 7 on laptop w/o supported drivers

Did Dell support Vista 64 bit drivers for your model? If yes. Try installing them.

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