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How to Check if Your Computer Can Run Windows 10

Microsoft this week announced that the Windows 10 release date is July 29th, and it also pushed out the Windows 10 upgrade app to all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. This utility allows you to reserve your Windows 10 upgrade. But first, you might want to check if your computer can run the new version.

While some people are annoyed by the upgrade utility, it does have more value than just reminding you about Windows 10 and reserving your free copy of Windows 10.

The minimum system requirements (listed below) are essentially the same as Windows 8.1, of course, the minimums are just that, and you’ll want more horsepower under the hood.

  • Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1
  • 1GHz processor or faster
  • 1 GB RAM for 32-bit or 2 GB RAM for 64-bit
  • 16 GB hard drive space for 32-bit or 20 GB for 64-bit
  • DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 graphics card
  • 1024×600 display

Can My Computer Run Windows 10?

To get a definitive answer if your current computer can handle Windows 10, you need to run the Get Windows 10 app. You know, that annoying icon that just started showing up a few weeks ago. Click the Windows flag icon you see on the system tray.

If you don’t see the Get Windows 10 app icon, read our article: How to Make the Windows 10 Upgrade Icon Show Up.

By the way, if you want to remove the GWX icon after you’ve reserved your copy, or are just annoyed by it, it can be deleted.

When it launches, click the hamburger menu in the upper-left corner.

That gives you more options to learn more about the upgrade, and it also will scan your computer and let you know if it can run Windows 10 and what is or isn’t compatible.

Click the Check your PC link below Getting the upgrade to start the scan.

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After you’ve run the utility, you will see a new message Your PC is ready.

In the example below, everything on my main computer is ready for the upgrade.

But if there is an issue with one of your components or software apps, that will be listed, and you can look into it further.

If you have other questions or concerns about the upgrade, check out our article: Your Windows 10 Questions Answered.

Are you ready for the Windows 10 upgrade? Leave a comment below and let us know, or for a more in-depth conversation about it, check out the Windows 10 Forums.

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82 Responses to How to Check if Your Computer Can Run Windows 10

  1. Donna June 5, 2015 at 7:15 am #

    If I don’t reserve a copy of Windows 10, will Microsoft automatically download and INSTALL this version to my computer at a later date? I have automatic updates that are downloaded and installed on a regular basis (usually monthly on a Tuesday) and this happens when I go to shut down my computer . I don’t want Windows 10, at least not now. Please help. Thank you.

    • omahabullock June 29, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

      I looked for a site to download that shows compatibility for 10 and failed. The only test I see is in the installation.Looks like we may get 10

    • Judy August 8, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

      Windows 10 will NOT download by itself. I believe you have up to 1 year so you can wait. If you download it before hand, you can remove it if your not happy with it.
      I got mine yesterday and I love it. You will find your computer is faster also. It’s free and it downloads everything saved on your computer also. Take a chance in a couple of weeks, but make sure your watching when it downloads. There may be a question or 2 for you to answer. Enjoy and good luck Donna.

      • Kenny March 22, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

        Windows10 can download by itself. It did on my PC. I had auto updates and such disabled.

  2. Chris Clayton June 8, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    I do not have the Windows 10 icon in the Taskbar of my Windows 8.1 Tablet. I have no updates pending. I do not have the W 10 notification update in my Updates History. Should I, or can I expect it to arrive later?

    • Brian Burgess June 8, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

      Make sure your Windows Update is set to automatically download and install…which it is by default.

      The update you need is described at the following link by Microsoft:

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583

      According to the company, it should arrive anytime between now and before the 29th launch.

    • Jared July 20, 2015 at 9:22 am #

      Is it running windows 8 RT?

    • Judy August 8, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

      Hi Chris.
      You have to have the icon in order to get windows 10. Google how to get window 10 and it will tell you. Its fantasic and it saves everything that you have on your tablet. Enjoy

  3. Lapon June 9, 2015 at 6:46 am #

    When I click on Check your PC, the window says “This report isn’t available right now”, That is all!

  4. Richard June 10, 2015 at 10:37 am #

    I have three almost identical PCs same basic hardware some slight differences in software. My wife’s 32bit windows 7 machine is said to be good to go, mine has the silly This report isn’t available right now and no way to move the study forward. This is starting to feel more and more like a right mess before it even gets going.

  5. Martin Beattie June 11, 2015 at 4:40 am #

    My PC says I am good to go, what I would really like to know though is as I am running Windows 7 SP1 and my scanner and Printer work fine in Windows 7. If I update to windows 10 will I be required to install new drivers for windows 10 Operating system, as a number of manufacturers will not be producing legacy device drivers. So the cost of updating to windows 10 although the OS is free may cost me in terms of having to purchase new hardware that is windows 10 compatible. Sorry I have been unable to find a definitive answer from the product website.

    • Judy August 8, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

      Hi Martin.
      You will not be required to install new drivers for windows 10. This is done automatically. You have up to 1 year to try it and if your not happy you can remove it. I have it and I really and enjoying it. Your computer is faster also. Good luck.

      • Richard August 8, 2015 at 11:45 pm #

        You may find that some devices do not have the best version of drivers installed, I have just had to update both my Canon printer drivers as functions were not available when I first moved from 7 to 10.
        It may well be worth checking for drivers as a non urgent operation; I obtained better drivers directly from Canon,

  6. elkory June 12, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    I have dual-boot windows7/ Robolinux

    I just want to know if there will be any problem when I will upgrade?

    • Eli Campbell December 30, 2015 at 4:45 am #

      Will have no problem, did mine with dual boot. Windows created a dual boot startup option to allow me to select my operating system. I had Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro. I upgraded the 8.1.

      My computer now boots and gives me the ability to select Windows 7 or Windows 10.

  7. Richard June 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

    Finally having been stuck on the silly report not available message for more than a week it changed to good to go today. I have no idea why it stuck so long, the PC is on all day while my wife’s PC is hardly ever on and got cleared days ago.
    ===========
    Martin Beattie,
    ===========
    If you are cleared for Win 10 this suggests that the software appears to be satisfactory for the upgrade and if it was running well under Windows 7 I would expect it to be OK for Win 10. I had a good scanner that was orphaned after XP with no alternative software available, I know how big a pain these things can be. Fortunately I found alternative software for my film scanner (and an Epson scanner) to work with Win 7 and later.
    All may not be lost!

    • Martin Beattie June 15, 2015 at 1:17 am #

      Hi Richard,
      Thanks for the reply, I am fairly sure all the Software will be compatible with Windows 10, however its the Hardware drivers that worry me, when I updated to windows 7 I was told that windows would search for the best drivers. In a number of cases it was unable to find the drivers of hardware devices as the manufacturers did not provide legacy hardware drivers to MS for windows 7 OS so you would have to down load a specific windows 7 driver from the manufacturers website. I am fairly sure now that windows 10 will also require specific Hardware drivers compatible with windows 10 and for older devices where the manufacturer thinks it is not worth the development of a new driver for an older hardware device we will be stuck with hardware that will not work with Windows 10. Could anyone confirm?

      • Richard June 15, 2015 at 3:04 am #

        Between XP and Windows 7 some big changes were made as a result drivers sometimes did not work, though in a few cases work around did. I was given the impression that after 7 the driver model was kept stable. If anyone can confirm or deny that, I too would welcome the news.

        • yay July 16, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

          I think you are right, all of the drivers between 7/8/8.1/10 haven’t changed except in rare cases

      • yay July 16, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

        According to Microsoft, you will have downgrade rights so you can just downgrade if the Hardware doesn’t work

  8. Linda June 14, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

    I have windows 8.1, if I get the windows 10 upgrade what happens to windows 8.1 on my Drive D? I don’t have enough GB’S on Drive D for both 8.1 and 10 on Drive D partition? Thank You

  9. Jeevan July 1, 2015 at 12:04 am #

    I have a compaq cq61 laptop which was not compatible with windows8 now i can i install windows 10.. The app released by windows check my pc says “i am good to go..”

    • Judy August 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

      Hi Jeevan.
      Sounds like your good to go and windows 10 is fantastic. Enjoy

  10. Chris Clayton July 2, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    There are many of us with what are classed as ‘small devices’ ie. tablets / phones (actually my tablet is a bit bigger than what MS defines as ‘small’) who cannot meet the requirement for 16 GB free storage. I know this, even though like others I have not been able to get the upgrade icon and compatibility app).

    There are rumours but I wait to hear anything clear from MS on how it is going to help us upgrade. It is the upgrade process, not actually running W10, which is the issue, even for my new W8.1 device. We are probably going to have to use the ISO route, which seems much too complicated for me. I have just read a very detailed article on it.

    Does anyone has any further info on what is planned?

  11. Michael July 4, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

    This article is useless. The upgrade icon is only available to computer running Windows => 7.

  12. Bob July 6, 2015 at 5:01 am #

    I had Windows 8.1 and downloaded Windows 10 Pro insider preview evaluation copy. Will I still be able to receive the complete Windows 10 when it is ready the end of July

    • yay July 16, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

      You will keep getting Insider builds even after RTM

  13. Allen Bennett July 20, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    When I scanned my Windows 7 machine, it said Windows 10 was incompatible due to the integrated graphics (but I forgot exactly what it said, so I tried it again, and this time it said it was OK). Should I buy a graphics card or not. Will I be able to revert to Windows 7?

  14. Todd Grundy July 30, 2015 at 12:14 am #

    Some time back, the Windows 10 icon appears and of course I checked to see if my laptop was compatible for Windows 10 and it was. I then reserved my copy for Windows 10 and was sent confirmation of my reservation via email. Just yesterday, I saw I had a few important updates to download in Windows Update and I did the update. I rebooted my laptop and when Windows came back up, the Windows 10 icon was no longer in my taskbar. I find it impossible that my laptop that was totally compatible would become not compatible because of a Windows update. Is this a problem or should I not be concerned?

  15. Todd Grundy July 30, 2015 at 12:16 am #

    I forgot to say that I am running Windows 8.1 Home.

  16. Maggie Chambers July 30, 2015 at 6:10 am #

    I followed all the measures listed and was informed Win 10 would install with no compatibility errors BUT it doesn’t. What is does do is give you an error number as a guide as to why is will not install

    Trouble is this “guide” actually tells you nothing !! Obviously there is an incompatibility somewhere. Usually if it is a driver error then the program or hardware doesn’t work until the driver is upgraded.

    This has me flummoxed as I have tried to download it numerous times using appropriate steps
    ie: removing everything from software distribution/download folder then forcing another download but to no avail !

    • John Easley August 21, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

      I had the same problem. Finally a message showed up that my graphics were incompatible as the manufacturer had not updated the drivers. I upgraded my graphics card and drivers, but still cannot install 10 as the compatibility checker still sees my old (on board) graphics! Does anyone know how to reset this?

  17. Tim August 1, 2015 at 11:21 pm #

    The update app stated my PC could not be updated due to a non-compatible video card. I upgraded my video card to a Windows 10 compliant one, yet the app still shows the old card. Will this automatically re-scan my system and let me update at some time. I have tried selecting “Check your PC” from the menu and it does nothing. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    • Stuart August 4, 2015 at 9:19 am #

      I have the exact same problem, upgraded the card and still showing old card details and last update date before i changed the card which was a week ago.

      • Tim August 4, 2015 at 11:50 am #

        I just checked and now it says I am good to go…. So it takes a couple of days to re-check the system.

    • Clay January 19, 2016 at 4:39 am #

      Click Start->All Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt

      Then type:
      schtasks.exe /Run /TN “\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser”

      This will force a rescan. Be patient, it could take 15 to 20 minutes to finish the scan.

  18. James August 1, 2015 at 11:40 pm #

    I used to have the GetWindows10 app in the taskbar
    i reserved it and after a couple of Windows updates the GetWindows10 app is gone
    It still says that Windows 10 is reserved in Windows Update
    I dont have any pending updates for my computer
    i want to know if it will still download the update or not.

    • Judy August 8, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

      Hi James.
      The very first thing that windows 10 does is the updates. Not to worry. Make sure you are watching when it downloads because you may have to click on some things. It takes about one hour to download and everything that you have saved on your computer will still be there after the download. I really enjoy it and I know you will also. There are a few things that are different. When you go to shut off your computer, left click on the white box in bottom left hand corner and click the “POWER“ button. That’s it. Enjoy and good luck.

  19. Sanjaya August 3, 2015 at 8:50 am #

    I’ve been running Windows 7 Professional SP1 Ultimate. I recently got windows 10 upgrade assistant tool but it shows that my PC won’t be able to upgrade because “there are no supported networking devices”. What does it actually mean? My machine is 2.5 GHz Dual Core CPU with 2 GB RAM.

  20. Peter Bergg August 5, 2015 at 8:48 am #

    Update reported my graphics card wasn’t compatible – So I fitted a new graphics card which I know has a windows 10 driver and the windows update programme still reports my old graphics card as installed. There must be a file Microsoft has left on the computer with this old information in in. How do I change that?

    • Tim August 5, 2015 at 11:49 am #

      Same thing happened to me, just wait a couple of days and the tool will re-scan your system and update the installed cards.

      • Peter Bergg August 6, 2015 at 3:58 am #

        Thanks Tim, I’ll try to be patient.

    • Clay January 19, 2016 at 4:36 am #

      schtasks.exe /Run /TN “\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser”

  21. Alice August 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    I click icon on my pc Windows 8,1 after it finished to udgrade it my pc stop to open atall it keep restarting again n again showing no pictures on the scren. What do I do

  22. GARY August 9, 2015 at 3:53 am #

    I have a windows 8.1 computer and when I run the scanner thing for the upgrade it says my computer isn’t compatible.

  23. JP Labuschagne August 9, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    Iam presently operating with windows 7

  24. Bhawin Patel August 12, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    I have not “DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 graphics card”.

    I already reserved windows 10.

    Can i install windows 10 successfully ?

    • Tim August 12, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

      No, you will need to change the video card and then you can upgrede to windows 10

      • Bhawin Patel August 16, 2015 at 11:28 am #

        Hello Tim

        What is video card ? can i download it? send me link if downloadable .

        Thanks

        • Tim August 17, 2015 at 8:25 am #

          No it is not a download.

          The video card is a physical piece of hardware that will need to be changed.

  25. James August 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    Hello, I have a fairly recent decent Toshiba laptop with windows7. I have tried upgrading to 10 and have had some issues… no cortana, no windows apps, edge does not work (no element found) when I try to open it. The windows icon only ‘works’ when I right click and even then most of the options will not work.

    I love the speed of booting and shutting down though in 10…

    Any suggestions? I have looked and uninstalled any bit of anti-virus programs that I’ve had with 7. I’ve gone back to previous build 7 a few times and tried going to 10 but same thing happens…

    Thanks for any help.

    • Richard August 17, 2015 at 9:15 am #

      It is not clear why your are having those issues since they are key parts of MS marketing strategy, or as they would rather I said key parts of the customer satisfaction package. I suspect that you might have a damaged download.
      I am assuming that you are using one of the supported languages for one of the countries that are currently able to use Cortana, if not you will not get it until it is available in your language or country.

  26. viswanadh August 15, 2015 at 12:36 am #

    hi
    friends
    i am booting windows10 os it will goes to upto 96% it was failure how to solve this problem
    plz help me frnds

  27. Monish August 16, 2015 at 1:59 am #

    In check your pc option,it coming “This PC will have problems in running windows 10”
    in devices it showing the device manufactures have not made this device compatible to windows 10
    why is it happening?
    will i be able to install windows 10?

  28. Monish August 16, 2015 at 2:02 am #

    in the check ur pc option it coming this pc will have problems in running windows 10.why?
    in devices it showing that the manufactures have not made this device compatible with windows 10?
    will i be able to run windows 10?
    pls answer

    • Eli Campbell December 30, 2015 at 4:55 am #

      Widow 10 will not run on your machine until the hardware listed is changed or manufacturer releases new drivers for your hardware.

  29. Terry August 16, 2015 at 5:16 am #

    I installed W 10 but when I tried to use my scanner, it failed saying some other program was using it. Couldn’t find another program doing that so I uninstalled. Has anyone a solution?

    • Richard August 17, 2015 at 9:05 am #

      To drive a scanner you will need a scanner program to drive the scanning function. Windows is an operating system think of it as a road on which the cars have been replaced by different cars trucks and whatever else. To get your scanner working you need to make sure that the scanner program is still there. It may have carried over from before or it might not be suitable for ‘the new road’ that is windows 10.
      There are some scanner programs available if your present one does not work correctly.

  30. chandran August 18, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    i was trying to install in my thoshiba satellite c640,

    each time all installation will happen and at the end say some problem happend and continue restart

    finaly i have no other optio to reverse back to windows 7

    what to do? a clean install will help?

    • Richard August 18, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

      Do NOT go for a clean install, you will have to pay for that one.
      —–
      Do check the machine for any possible errors with hardware such as the memory or a shortage of HD space. You can run something like Memtest but you must give it time to complete its full range of tests several times.
      —–
      Do check that no extras are plugged in such as USB keys, printers or other items unplug them if they are plugged in.
      —–
      You can down load an ISO of the package – but it MUST be run from within your existing Windows 7 or 8/8.1 install to obtain the ‘free update’. Some people have found that it works better than the ‘sort of live install’.
      I used this method.
      Good luck

  31. Chandran August 18, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    Thank you sir, I brought a new memory and replaced, no use, brought a new had cloned it and try ed it, this time it completed install and one second screen come and then went out telling error happend,

    I thought it may be a issue with display driver of thoshiba satalite 640

    • Richard August 19, 2015 at 12:12 am #

      I was surprised that you bought new memory, I suggested that you test the memory you had as that was just one of the possible faults. From what you said it appears that the hard disk has been replaced, is this correct? Are you certain that the clone was a perfectly functioning clone with no errors?
      It is very hard to diagnose a situation remotely from limited information. Are you able to operate the machine in safe mode, this will not load drivers and may bypass any problem with them?
      If you can get access this way you have several options, but none of them are easy to follow if you are not familiar with fault finding.
      You can check out the type of video capability on the machine and research to find a new driver that is suitable.
      You can see if there is a better generic driver.
      If there are any fault messages in the boot logs, device logs or any of he other logs which will guide you.
      There is a whole lot of possible steps that can be taken, but sometimes the next step depends on the results of an earlier step.
      Sometimes removing the driver in software and rebooting can allow the driver to be re-installed and clear any issues that way.
      I suspect that you may need face to face contact with someone who can test through the possible steps to return the machine to a fully functional state.

      • chandran August 19, 2015 at 1:15 am #

        than you for such detailed reply, fist i tried to upgrade with old memory and hard disk it went to restart modes in last stage of installation and i had no option to get back to windows 7. did not start in safe mode also

        as i was plnaning to change memory and hdd i brought both and did a clone with windows backup only, it worked properly in windows 7 i tried to upgrade again. this time it completed installation and i got the desktop for a while. before i was trying to see different menu system crashed and went to restart modes. i could run it in safemode with out network. but not in normal mode, when starting i could make the audio humming and extended and crashing. in safe mode i could see a yellow trangle in device manager for display. foolishly restarted and system went back to reboot modes and i am forced to restore the windows 7
        any way sunday i am planing to have anew instaltion of windows 7 and then upgrade to 10 and see

  32. LesIsMore August 20, 2015 at 8:17 am #

    Anyone know how long we are supposed to wait for MS to push the update to me? I ‘reserved’ my copy weeks ago but have not been told I can go ahead and install….how long is it taking for MS to send notification to go ahead? Thanks all.

  33. B P Sarangi August 20, 2015 at 6:32 pm #

    Facing Problems After Upgrading to Windows 10 Pro from Windows & Ultimate

    Hi Friends,

    my laptop is of the Model “HCL ME ICON L 1015″ with Core i5 2510, 2.3 Ghz processor, 4GB DDR3 1333 Mhz RAM. It was having Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1 (64 Bit) OS installed in it.

    2 Months before 29th July, 2015 I got the windows 10 Reserve icon and I reserved it. On 1st August, 2015 I upgraded it to windows 10 Pro through free upgrade offer of Microsoft. The up-gradation was smooth and some of the previously installed applications didn’t work with the new windows 10 Pro OS, but it was all right for me as I reinstalled them after up-gradation.

    But to my surprise when ever the laptop reboots (restarts) the windows logo comes and after some time the display over screen becomes black and I can’t see any activity in screen thereafter. Every time I have to press the start button or sleep key on the keyboard and make the laptop to go to sleep mode. And once it goes to sleep mode if I press the same start button or sleep key again , then log in screen appears and it allows me to work further. This start up black screen problem is not there when ever laptop starts from hibernation mode, sleep mode or starting after shutdown.

    I had a chat with some of my friends they said its a graphics driver problem, but I installed the latest Intel HD Graphics 3000 driver from intel website, which gave me no solution from this problem.

    There is another issue I am facing after up-gradation is that when ever touch pad driver ” synaptic pointing device driver” get installed automatically through windows updates my “WIFI” function (Fn +F2) key doesn’t work and if I uninstall the pointing device driver the wifi function key works and it allows me to use internet through wifi. There are so many touch keys on the keyboard for wifi, sound etc which some times works and some time don’t work. The scroll area on touch pad also doesn’t work.

    I am stuck up with this issue SINCE AUGUST 1, 2015. I loved the features of windows 10 and it is faster than windows 7 but the above problems repeatedly makes me too annoyed to use this new OS. I was having zero problem when windows 7 ultimate was installed.

    Please guide me what to do. I didn’t find any latest driver from OEM sites (HCL laptop drivers) for windows 10.
    Thanking you in advance for a suitable guidance and awaiting for quick response.

    B P Sarangi

  34. Chandran August 21, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    Finally I learnt in hard way, windows 10 can not work with Toshiba satalite c 640,

    To confirm this I formatted installed new windows 7 did not install any drivers, activated windows then installed Windows 10 from iso,

    This time installed fully , I was trying to log to webs, but it will not log in but can bows, thought to install chrome, installed looked like working fine, sudden screen dimmed, and blue screen paper telling some problem happen and the continues reboots started same as before. So people with satalite c640 don’t try Windows 10

  35. YadisJoplin September 2, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    Hi! I just wanted to ask about incompatibility. You see, my the compatibility report said that my laptop’s screen was incompatible with Windows 10, and it was the only issue that arose. However because of that, I can’t download it officially; I acquired Windows 10 through other means but I haven’t attempted to install it because I’m afraid of damaging my computer or the system or something. Has anyone installed it on an incompatible computer yet? Does anyone know what happens if it’s installed on an incompatible computer? Thanks so much!

    • Richard September 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

      I would not risk it as the experience will be pretty poor. At best you will not see all of the screen and possibly you will not see anything. It is very likely that the install will get so far, which may not be very far and then it will fail, hopefully gracefully and wind back to you original state. If the screen is sub par it is likely that other aspects of your PC may not be good for Windows 10. The worst result is that the computer really ends up in an unusable mess.
      If you really want to find out what happens make very sure you have some very good back ups first.

      • YadisJoplin September 2, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

        Thanks Richard. Ok, I won’t risk it then; I really don’t want to mess up my laptop.

        Cheers!

        • chandran September 2, 2015 at 10:21 pm #

          i did try install 3 times, no time it was success full. but it automatically given option to revert back with out any issue. so i think people can try. But even when no comparability issue may lap did not accept windows 10, so i realy suspect will it help or worth trying when their is an issue

  36. Ian Furber October 2, 2015 at 9:21 pm #

    Hi, regarding updating to Windows 10.

    Be careful of what you update to. I do not know much about Windows 8, 9 or 10 systems, even though worked on a couple of computers with these systems on they can be a bit much with heaps of extra features.

    My advice would be if your current windows system is working OK and doing all you want, stick with it!

    If you should happen to update to Windows 10 and do not like it, or your computer is to old to run it properly it would mean to get back to your current system, your computer would have to be re-set up with the older or current system you are using.

    What you could try is if you have friends with the Windows 10 system on their computer see if they will give you a demonstration or even let you use it for an hour or two.

    Just a note on my systems: for Internetting and other programs I run Windows XP, it runs fast and smooth with no problems. No virus program and no firewall and no updates so great speed and stability.

    Oh my gosh you say No virus program and no firewall. Reason is from another partition and system running in the background on start-up is my own virus program I made. Called it “Watchdog” and as I am the only person on the planet using it up to now it has made our computers Bullet-proof.

    I also use Windows 98SE and in some cases the old DOS system. I did try Windows Vista as Microsoft as usual extolled the benefits of purchasing and using their (at the time) New System. What a Dinosaur of a system, still I suppose companies only want you to move on and buy their products.

    So folks why not hang off for a while with Windows 10 and later you can probably upgrade to Windows 20. Course you will probably have to buy a new computer and all the software to run it.

    Cheers

  37. ali October 30, 2015 at 5:52 am #

    does windows 10 replaces our files with the old version of windows or can we do it

  38. KB October 31, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    When I select the “Get Windows 10” icon on my Windows 8.1 HP Desktop, it states, “We’re validating Windows 10 for your PC.”, but when I click the three horizontal bars in the top left corner of the window and select “Check your PC”, it says “You’re good to go!” and every item has green check marks. No incompatibility. The button still says “OK, notify me when ready”. It has been this way for a couple of months now. I’ve been running Windows Update and updating once a week as needed. Is there something else I should do?

  39. Dan Paul-Heskins December 11, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    I’m running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit (version 6.1.7607 Service Pack 1 Build 7601) on a Toshiba C55-A machine.

    When I click on Check PC, I get the following response:
    THIS REPORT ISN’T AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW
    with a message that I can reserve an upgrade and “when it’s time to run the upgrade, we’ll run another report to make sure your PC works with Windows 10.” There is also an UPGRADE NOW button.

    It has been months since Win 10 launched. Why don’t they know yet if it will work on my laptop? Is there another way to know if I can/should upgrade to Win 10?

    Thanks.

  40. peter March 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    i cant upgrade my laptop it isnt on the list of compatible laptops on toshibas website and whats annoying that i havent had it long its the portege range R830 10Q i tried the upgrade and it bricked my laptop i couldnt do anything all i found i could do is reinstall windows 7 and all the updates and my software again im not impressed im dissapointed with toshiba i got rid of my old laptop advent modena that ran windows 10 ive seen asus with windows 10 in shit brands can run it i go and buy a toshiba and this is what i end up with.

  41. paul March 23, 2016 at 5:26 am #

    my laptop wont upgrade to windows 10 it is not on toshibas list of supported models toshiba portege r830 10Q. thank god i have friends ho upgraded and they soon switched back to windows 7 they told me im lucky mine wont upgrade

  42. maryna April 13, 2016 at 12:19 am #

    Good day
    i am trying to do the upgrade myself, but have to admit i’m not to clued up.. please help if you can, i would love Windows10, it runs on my husbands laptop, but dont know why i cant get mine sorted out.
    i think my laptop is compatible, according to the list you gave. currently running Windows 7 professional and i got the Windows 10 update icon on my screen.
    if i say upgrade the screen just continues to say Starting Download.. for hours and never moves beyond that point..
    what do i do?

  43. Patrick Nor April 20, 2016 at 2:39 am #

    Hello,I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z710 I have been offered to upgrade my system from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, but something makes me scared :S there is recover portion on my notebook If I upgrade my system to Windows 10, Am I going to able to use my recover portion again? I mean Can I use my old Windows 8 system? Could you please help me ?

  44. Paul Naylor April 20, 2016 at 4:48 am #

    my laptop beicked during the upgrade blue screen error code xc000000f your pc device needs repairing good thing i had windows 7 on disc reinstalled it and im sticking with it.

  45. James E June 24, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

    iam using win 7 but when i downloaded win 10,i installed it and it affected all my videos that i downloaded using mp4 what could be the problem?

  46. Richard June 25, 2016 at 3:33 am #

    This is most likely because there is no suitable player available. I suggest that you check for the player you usually use it may have been un-installed during the update or may have been rejected for some reason and need to be re-installed.
    The other possibility is that there is no suitable player linked to the file type. This is achieved via the ‘open with’ option. However there are differences in how this is used with Windows 10 so I suggest you do a Google search where a number of different issues and cure will be found to help you.

  47. holdum333 July 17, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

    Wow !!Lots of good information here! Some really smart PC users. Why not join us on the sister forum!
    http://windows10forum.com/

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