Will my Computer Run Windows 10?

It has been more than 4 years since the launch of Windows 10 but there are still doubts and queries about making a switch. People are still worried if their computer can run Windows 10?

If your computer run Windows 7, there is a high chance that it will also run Windows 10. Any new computer you buy or build will certainly work with Windows 10.

Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. We encourage you to upgrade to Windows 10 before that to continue getting security updates.

How to check if my PC can Run Windows 10?

If you are not convinced, Microsoft has included a module to check Windows 10 compatibility of machine running Windows 7 in their upgrade tool. Here’s how you can access:

Access the upgrade tool by clicking on Windows icon and you should see dialog box:

On clicking the dashed icon, you can access the module:

Once you’ve run the utility, it should show you message if you are good to go!

In most of the cases, you will notice that all the apps are ready to move to Windows 10 but if there is any problem, you can investigate further or contact respective developer.

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Windows 10 System Requirements are same as Windows 7

  • CPU: 1GHz or faster
  • RAM: 1GB for 32-bit Windows or 2GB for 64-bit Windows
  • Hard Disk: 32GB or larger
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 9-compatible or newer with a WDDM 1.0 driver

If you compare the specs of Windows 10 with a decade-old Windows 7, there is only difference of size of Hard Disk. Windows 7 could work with 16GB space whereas Windows 10 requires minimum of 32GB.

Well, these are minimum requirements. You might be able to get Windows 10 installed but cannot use it optimally on an underpowered machine.

Is Windows 10 Faster?

You should get similar kind of performance on Windows 10 as you used to get on the same machine running Windows 7. If it was slow, it will be slow and if it was good, it should give similar performance.

In some cases, Windows 10 might be faster because of underlying optimisation engineered over the years. Core operating system does require more storage space but it is designed to boot faster and run faster than previous versions.

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