Can I put Windows 10 on an Older Computer?
If you have an older computer (4 years +) and you are thinking about upgrading to Windows 10, here are some things you need to know.
First, keep in mind that your hardware may be too old for Windows 10. If that is the case there may not be drivers available for your motherboard, video cards etc. That means that your system could stop working. To avoid this, consider a new computer before experiencing that headache. It will save you a lot of time and frustration.
The older video connections called VGA have gone away for the most part. Older monitors used this type of connections which new video cards will not support. If your monitors are as old as your computer this is something to keep in mind as well.
If you are online you are using a browser to get there. That said the security of that browser is critical in keeping you safe from hackers and infections. If you are using an older computer with an older browser you are putting yourself at risk every time you go online.
Microsoft security updates are more important now than every to keep up to date. Although Microsoft will continue to support Windows 7 through 2020, their focus on security is more so for Windows 10. If your computer is really old with Windows XP or Vista for example, you have no security updates at all. Stop now and read Replacing an Older Computer.
MAKING THE TRANSITION
Changing to a new computer is never fun but sometimes you have to bite the bullet and get it done. We can help you smooth out process tell you what you need to do step by step. It is not as bad as you think, read this.
JUST GET IT DONE
You will have to move to Windows 10 at some point anyway, you have no choice. So if you have an older computer that needs replaced you can take care of it all in one shot. Get a new computer with Windows 10 and you will be good to go for many more years. Start the year off right.
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