1. dharma teja1's Avatar
    Can I install Windows 10 lean on older Windows pc's ?
    05-10-2018 02:00 PM
  2. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Depends on the hardware. The free upgrade period is long over I believe.
    05-10-2018 04:53 PM
  3. Billious's Avatar
    I've installed Windows 10 on machines that are 9 years old and it runs fine. I'd recommend no less than 8GB of RAM though.
    05-10-2018 05:57 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    The free upgrade period is long over I believe.
    Free upgrades still work, and least in certain scenarios. If you take a Windows 7 PC and do a fresh install of Windows 10, it will activate with the Windows 7 product key.
    Scienceguy Labs likes this.
    05-10-2018 06:12 PM
  5. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Free upgrades still work, and least in certain scenarios. If you take a Windows 7 PC and do a fresh install of Windows 10, it will activate with the Windows 7 product key.
    Thanks for the info. I thought it was over.
    05-10-2018 07:11 PM
  6. tgp's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. I thought it was over.
    I should have left a disclaimer that it worked the last time I tried it, which was maybe a couple months ago. But I’ve done it many times since the free upgrade was supposed to have ended. I don’t do any tricks or pull any shenanigans. It just works.
    05-10-2018 07:15 PM
  7. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I should have left a disclaimer that it worked the last time I tried it, which was maybe a couple months ago. But I’ve done it many times since the free upgrade was supposed to have ended. I don’t do any tricks or pull any shenanigans. It just works.
    They've probably just left it open for free downloads. The more people that upgrade to W10, the better.
    05-10-2018 07:29 PM
  8. T Moore's Avatar
    I can't even find the hardware requirements for lean, not published yet
    05-12-2018 11:37 AM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't think Lean makes too much of a difference on older PCs since even old, unupgraded computers that meet Windows 10 requirements may still have at least 80 GB of storage. From what I can tell, Lean reduces 10's footprint but doesn't inherently make it lighter when running.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-15-2018 11:30 AM

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