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Ganman55
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Upgrade Windows 7 HP Pavilion Elite HPE-502c Desktop PC to Windows 10

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HP Pavilion Elite HPE-502c Desktop PC
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Can I upgrade to Windows 10.

If yes is it worth it or are performance issues (slow speed) not worth the bother and cost.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

If your PC has the onboard AMD 4200 graphics adapter, that model adapter is not compatible with W10.

 

You would have to purchase a cheap used legacy graphics card such as an AMD Radeon HD 6450 in order for the graphics to work.

 

There is still a way to get W10 for free.  You click on the blue update now button at the link below.

 

Download Windows 10 (microsoft.com)

 

This link explains how you can still get the free upgrade.

 

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade | ZDNet

 

You can get a used but tested and working AMD Radeon HD 6450 on eBay...

 

Just make sure you get one with the standard height mounting bracket.

 

hd 6450 in Computer Components & Parts | eBay

 

The Dell branded models would work fine.

 

If W10 does not work to your expectations, you have 30 days to go back to W7.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

If your PC has the onboard AMD 4200 graphics adapter, that model adapter is not compatible with W10.

 

You would have to purchase a cheap used legacy graphics card such as an AMD Radeon HD 6450 in order for the graphics to work.

 

There is still a way to get W10 for free.  You click on the blue update now button at the link below.

 

Download Windows 10 (microsoft.com)

 

This link explains how you can still get the free upgrade.

 

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade | ZDNet

 

You can get a used but tested and working AMD Radeon HD 6450 on eBay...

 

Just make sure you get one with the standard height mounting bracket.

 

hd 6450 in Computer Components & Parts | eBay

 

The Dell branded models would work fine.

 

If W10 does not work to your expectations, you have 30 days to go back to W7.

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Ganman55
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Thanks Paul for your quick reply!

Unfortunately my HP does have the  AMD 4200 graphics adapter,  which as you mentioned is not compatible with W10.

I'm not technically inclined to take the cover off the box and find & replace it with a cheap used legacy graphics card such as an AMD Radeon HD 6450 in order for the graphics to work.

 

Thanks again for sharing this info with me. 

 

I believe buying a Windows 10 computer may be the best and least problematic solution.

 

 

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You're very welcome.

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