i have a dell inspiron 530 with a core 2 quad which i had windows 10 running on it and it ran fine. i am not sure about networking which is what i think you would be most worried about and if that is the case check the mobo makers website for network drivers.
i checked both mobos you should be fine with upgrading to windows 10 if you want
I got my two Windows 7 Pro 64 bit install DVDs and licenses. I decided to upgrade my "not genuine" Windows 7 and wait for the prompt to enter a valid key. Well, you guys are right. The updates for Win 7 are tedious at best. I started at 8:00 p.m. to download them (just shy of a gig's worth) and the whole installation process finished about 5:00 a.m. this morning.
So my "not genuine" Windows 7 pro 64 bit is now updated. And still not genuine. I never got an "enter a valid key" opportunity. I went back to Control Panel, System & Security, System hoping it might ask for it - but no.
I don't want to lose all the games and such that I have on my system now - and be forced to re-install them all if I resort to a full install from the disc. Hmmm. Any ideas?
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When you're in the System dialog you don't have a link at the bottom like this image to change the product key?
tmanvest: I'm pretty sure it does not think it is legit since the desktop has a "this copy of Windows is not genuine" down in the lower right corner.
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Roundabout way: Press PrntScrn on the keyboard with the window in the screenshot above open. Open MSPaint and hit CNTRL+V, save as PNG. Upload to Twitter or Facebook. Right click the image in the social media and copy image address. Come back here, go into the full reply box and click the little image. A dialogue will popup asking for image URL. Enter it and you ought to have a pic on HH now! :D
Oh, that's just a screenshot from google images, not my computer. I don't have 7 running on anything anymore, so I couldn't check on my own system, plus I'm more of an AMD guy.
Not sure what else to suggest.
Screen capture I have - it was the hosting thing - did not think about social media - but I'm old, very, very old.