Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Windows 10 On An XP PC?

Saturday, February 27th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 10
 
Loading...


Several of you have asked about upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows XP. Among them is Jane, who writes: “Do you know if you can download Windows 10 if you are still running XP?”

croppedxp

The answer is yes, but there’s a couple of catches. First, you won’t be eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 10. Only users of Windows 7, Windows 8 (after it’s upgraded for free to 8.1), and Windows 8.1 can upgrade for free. You could still purchase Windows 10 (for around $100) and do a clean install on your PC. That means that all your files and programs will be overwritten, so make sure everything is backed up.

Your PC would also need to meet the minimum tech requirements for Windows 10. Those include a 1 GHZ or faster processor, 1 GB or RAM for a 32-bit system or 2GB for a 64-bit system, a DirectX 9 or later graphics card with WDDM 1.0 driver and a display of 800 X 600.  Also Windows 10 alone will take up to 20 GB of hard drive space.

~ Cynthia

Tags: , , ,

3 Responses to “Windows 10 On An XP PC?”

  1. Tom says:

    Your reader could try what was successful for me and several friends. I had a Vista laptop. I bought a Win 7 dvd on Ebay for around $50. from a reliable seller. I installed the $50.00 Win 7 program, which I then upgraded to Win 10 for FREE!. NO problems, and it works like a charm for HALF what you suggested. A little bit more time involved, but well worth it to me and several friends of mine.

    Tom

  2. Jim Brandborg says:

    It would you could stick with XP. I’ve had XP 7,8,8.1 and 10. 10 is the best of the 8,8.1 bunch 7 was close to XP but XP was best of the bunch.

  3. Pat McMurray says:

    I upgraded to Windows 10 but lost the ability to play my DVDs so I went back to Windows 7. I would like to upgrade to 10 but I like my DVDs more.

Leave a Reply


Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: