1. RJ_Butler's Avatar
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    So I'm not sure if I should be posting this in the FAQ or not, but I'm going to go ahead and post a new thread anyway. I'm wondering if my Acer Extensa 5230e can update to Windows 10. This is a super low end laptop my dad bought for me in 2009, since then we've upgraded both the RAm and the CPU, so it's not horrible anymore. I think it has the specs, but I'm not sure about drivers and such. I should probably mention that I never got the Windows icon in the task bar and that I don't have Admin access to the computer.
    07-30-2015 09:52 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I'd upgrade it.
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    07-30-2015 10:15 PM
  3. RJ_Butler's Avatar
    Acer's website says I don't have the right drivers and they won't support an upgrade to W10. Does this mean it's totally impossible or that W10 might not run smoothly? Also, how would I get the update if I never get the "Get Windows 10" app?
    07-31-2015 02:00 PM
  4. jmshub's Avatar
    You can download Windows 10 from this link from Microsoft. Windows 10

    You will need administrator access to install Windows, however.
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    07-31-2015 02:24 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    Acer's website says I don't have the right drivers and they won't support an upgrade to W10. Does this mean it's totally impossible or that W10 might not run smoothly? Also, how would I get the update if I never get the "Get Windows 10" app?
    Not having the right drivers depends. If the computer can't talk to the display, that's a big issue, but otherwise the quirks may be tolerable.
    I had a Windows Vista laptop that had drivers for some Intel Management thing that refused to function on 8.x, so Windows would complain about that. I still don't know what effect that had, so I guess it worked out fine.

    On the other hand, I saw an HP laptop stuck on 1024x768 resolution a couple years ago because the guy didn't install the necessary things.

    I think you'll find it to be more... character quirks than computer breaking issues, but it really depends on whats on the line.
    07-31-2015 05:03 PM

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