Windows 10 compatible hardware
I read this article:
I was wondering if it would be possible to have a report on hardware compatible or incompatible with windows 10.
So we can make sure in our organization we can upgrade existing hardware or need to replace with newer hardware.
If you open a computer in Inventory, go to Hardware, and scroll down to system devices, there will be chipset information available. If you know what to look for when it comes to Windows 10 compatibility/incompatibility, you can build a basic report to show you which devices have which chipsets. (These will be available in the "Hardware Device" section of basic reports.)
Let me know if that's going the direction you want and I can help a bit more as I have time :)
You missread the articel.
The article is about "new Hardware" on "old Windows", not about new Win10 with old Hardware.
Using the newest hardware with Win 7 or 8.1 breaks the update function because MS don't support this.I understand that Win7 don't get the update for new hardware but Win 8.1 ist still in full support. From my point of view MS breaks the support agreement and trys to push Win 10.
But back to the question, from my experience with over 350 Win 10 installations and upgrades, you can use every 2 core CPU PCs (AMD/Intel) with min. 2 GB ram for Win 10.
But take care about the drivers, if you block driver updates with WSUS your PCs could use a wrong resolution because of missing gfx drivers. Finding the right driver by you own could be difficult... last solution is using the Windows online update directly
^ In which case, just make a basic or SQL report collecting RAM and processor info versus the OS installed on each endpoint.
Something else you might want to keep in mind is that 1507 won't get security updates anymore--so if you're upgrading away from 7/8.1, go to a more recent release of 10.
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