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Will my processor support the windows 10 upgrade? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I bought the Windows 10 Home thumb drive today at the microsoft store. I was doing research on migrating to Windows 10 from 7. I am worried about my processor. Here are my specifics:

    OS:           Windows 7 Professional  (6.01.7601)
    DirectX:      9.0c + 10 + 10.1 + 11
    CPU name:     Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
    CPU speed:    2933MHz
    Memory:       4095MB
    Screen size:  1280x1024 (32bits)
    Video card:   NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, 1024MB
    Video driver: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx (Version 23.21.13.9135) (3-23-2018)
    Audio device: High Definition Audio Device
    Audio driver: HdAudio.sys (Version 6.1.7601.24519) (8-26-2019)

    We had the computer custom built. We have an ASUS motherboard. The processor code name on Intel was formerly Lynnfield and it has been discontinued. I didn't see it on the intel list but the windows list looks like a foreign language to me as I am not a computer person. Any insight or thoughts appreciated.


    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:06 AM

Answers

  • Hi Mfixjam,

    You don't worry about it.  According to the specs, your can upgrade from Windows 7 to 10.
    (I have Windows 10 with much lower spec of CPU)
    Regards,

    Ashidacchi -- http://hokusosha.com

    • Marked as answer by Mfixjam Friday, January 17, 2020 3:36 PM
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:15 AM
  • Hi Mfixjam,

    You can upgrade W7 to W10 without using the Windows 10 home thumb drive.
    Please refer to the article Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade.

    And I'd like to recommend to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro (instead of Home edition),
    64-bit (instead of 32-bit).

    Regards,

    Ashidacchi -- http://hokusosha.com


    • Edited by Ashidacchi Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:50 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mfixjam Friday, January 17, 2020 3:36 PM
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:29 AM
  • Thanks for your suggestions and answering my questions.
    • Marked as answer by Mfixjam Friday, January 17, 2020 3:36 PM
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 3:44 PM

All replies

  • Hi Mfixjam,

    You don't worry about it.  According to the specs, your can upgrade from Windows 7 to 10.
    (I have Windows 10 with much lower spec of CPU)
    Regards,

    Ashidacchi -- http://hokusosha.com

    • Marked as answer by Mfixjam Friday, January 17, 2020 3:36 PM
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:15 AM
  • Hi Mfixjam,

    You can upgrade W7 to W10 without using the Windows 10 home thumb drive.
    Please refer to the article Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade.

    And I'd like to recommend to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro (instead of Home edition),
    64-bit (instead of 32-bit).

    Regards,

    Ashidacchi -- http://hokusosha.com


    • Edited by Ashidacchi Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:50 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mfixjam Friday, January 17, 2020 3:36 PM
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:29 AM
  • Thanks for your suggestions and answering my questions.
    • Marked as answer by Mfixjam Friday, January 17, 2020 3:36 PM
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 3:44 PM
  • Hi Mfixjam,

    Can you tell me please for which purpose do you use your computer?

    You don't worry  Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 is very good processor and Windows 10 is much comfortable with this processor. You should have to upgrade your PC without any worries, Windows 10 is faster and provides ultimate security. If you use this for gaming purpose then May be your Computer running slow but a little bit. 

    According to my opinion, Your computer specification is much better and You easily install Windows 10.

    Please read this, If you are facing any issue related to Windows 10 upgrade:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12435/windows-10-upgrade-faq

    Friday, January 17, 2020 1:18 PM
  • Thanks for your reply and input. We do not use the computer for gaming. It is just our computer for everyday home use. I am going to try the upgrade this weekend.
    Friday, January 17, 2020 3:41 PM