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What If Windows 10 wasn't Limited To NX processors?

This is just for fun. I wanna know how far it could go. Pentium 1? Also, is there a way to get rid of that limitation?
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  1. jamesp33 said:
    This is just for fun. I wanna know how far it could go. Pentium 1? Also, is there a way to get rid of that limitation?


    Problems
    Drivers
    RAM limitations for the motherboard
    HDD size limits
    CPU instruction set
    etc, etc...

    Basically, you're trying to shove Range Rover, Ferrari, Honda minivan performance into a 20 year old moped.
  2. Well the lowest Windows 10 can go RAM wise is 220 MB. Drivers are a massive issue though.
  3. no, a Pentium CPU that old would be missing the instruction set that windows 10 requires to even install it
  4. That's a shame. What about a Pentium 3?
  5. Well, he's saying what if Win10 supported it..
  6. lakimens said:
    Well, he's saying what if Win10 supported it..


    then i don't get it. like every piece of software it has requirements to run. I remember trying to install windows 2000 back in the day with a PC with less then 16MB of ram and windows refused to install it. whether MS allows you to install software without these limitations now i do not know.
  7. lakimens said:
    Well, he's saying what if Win10 supported it..


    "What if" ?

    If it supported it, it would run. Slowly.
    Since it doesn't...it doesn't run.

    What if my old moped could carry 8 adults?
  8. USAFRet said:
    lakimens said:
    Well, he's saying what if Win10 supported it..


    "What if" ?

    If it supported it, it would run. Slowly.
    Since it doesn't...it doesn't run.

    What if my old moped could carry 8 adults?

    About that ... :D
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3udpPQNX4JE
  9. Of course it would be slow. my purpose of my thread was to ask if it did support those processors what would be the oldest to run on it.
  10. jamesp33 said:
    Of course it would be slow. my purpose of my thread was to ask if it did support those processors what would be the oldest to run on it.


    Something 1GHz or faster.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications
  11. I don't think that true mate. Those specs are the same as windows 7 and Windows 7 can run on a pentium 2 which is like 600 mhz.
  12. jamesp33 said:
    I don't think that true mate. Those specs are the same as windows 7 and Windows 7 can run on a pentium 2 which is like 600 mhz.


    For various definitions of "run".

    Would it start up? Maybe.
    Can you actually do anything with it?


    PII topped out at 450MHz.
    I have a couple old Dell laptops around. PII 233 and 300. Disturbingly slow, even with Windows 2000, and nothing else.
  13. While it's true that it would be painfully slow I just want to know if it would run on it. It's not the fact that it can do stuff, I just want the fact that it can start. All I want to know what the oldest processor can at least start up Windows 10 if it had all the drivers and setup manuals.
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