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HECK YEAH IT DOES!!!!!! OH man the machines i've loaded 10, oh man it runs well even with 7 and vista and xp drivers!!! Even with 2GB of ram. My MacBook Pro has a Core duo No not a Core 2m a Core ONE Duo and 2gb of ram and an x1600 and a used SSD and it runs just fine. you'd never guess it's literally 10 years old.
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I don't think win 10 is faster by any means. I've ran it briefly. When things were working it ran. Just didn't find it more snappy compared to 7 and 8. But the updates kept breaking things and I did not find the limited functionality compared to 8 amusing.

Needless to see I'll be skipping on 10. From the sounds of things I did not miss much. Laptop 8.1 is still king for me. Desktop win 7. For me, this is the best of both worlds.
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post #13 of 39
Windows 10 feels faster i olders systems bit still not as fast as Linux. Also think about how jast Windows 10 would be without all the piracy thing and features like Cortana.
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post #14 of 39
For older hardware it's really a hit or miss. My X79 platform rig isn't that old but Asrock hasn't provided any new drivers for it. When I had windows 10 on it I had problems with my internet disconnecting, bluetooth not recognizing devices and my printer not being recognized. If windows 10 worked I would use it but until then I'm sticking with Windows 8.1 because it works and I don't want to mess with something that works.
post #15 of 39
I have an Acer V5-123. It wasnt officially listed on Acer's site for Win10 upgrade but the support page had win10 drivers. The machine had win8.0 and it was sluggish as hell. It's a machine with 1ghz dual core APU but with 4gb ram. Win10 runs smoother than Win8 ever did.

I also have a 1090t (4 years old) on a K9a2 Platinum mobo (7 years old 790FX) which runs Win10 great despite having no drivers for it biggrin.gif That motherboard saw 3 cpus, orleans (3200) windsor (5600) and Thuban 1090t.
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post #16 of 39
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W10 being snappier than W7 on older hardware is great, but that would depend on the system configuration, rather than its age. Many users will upgrade to W10 having the minimum hardware requirements, so their experience on W10 is going to be very different going forward. Power users, Gamers etc., have the engines. It stands to reason that W10 will become more powerful over the next few years and I would assume that older hardware (avg user systems) will not have the capability to perform well or even operate properly.
post #17 of 39
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Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

Not in my experience (except on mech HDDs as above).

When 10 first came out I thought it was faster, and I even said so on some forums. I think that came down to placebo and me wanting to believe that it was faster, because when I re-tested it at TH2, windows 7 was definitely more responsive.

I don't see how you could say it's "definitely more responsive" as I've done two clean installs of both and it's either identical or so close to being negligible that it's not even worth discussing. Neither is "definitely" more responsive than the other with my 2600k.
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post #18 of 39
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I don't see how you could say it's "definitely more responsive" as I've done two clean installs of both and it's either identical or so close to being negligible that it's not even worth discussing. Neither is "definitely" more responsive than the other with my 2600k.


With that hardware, I'm hardly surprised. I was talking about old/low spec systems. On modern systems (eg my sig rig) I see no difference at all, but that's not the type of system being dealt with in this thread, is it.
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I don't see how you could say it's "definitely more responsive" as I've done two clean installs of both and it's either identical or so close to being negligible that it's not even worth discussing. Neither is "definitely" more responsive than the other with my 2600k.

Listen, running anything on a 2600K isn't going to be slow no matter if it's the dreaded 10 or any other future release down the road.

Try installing the latest version of 10 onto a P3 Pentium then chime in here on OCN and let us know what real frozen molasses looks like, when it runs on really old hardware and not on anything released recently.

Love that old adage by Redmond, that it runs great on "OLD" hardware yet more than half the population on Earth have ancient PC systems running in 2016 and I don't mean Z97 chipsets here.
post #20 of 39
Hmmm... Think I have an old vista laptop around here with a dual core and 2gb system ram. Should be able to run win 10. I might have to dig that out of storage and see how it holds up.
     
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