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Hi,

 

I have an old (but working amazingly good!) 64bit processor HP Compaq 6730s, upgraded with a SSD drive and 8gb DDR2 ram memory. Currently it is dual-booting running windows 7 home premium, 64 bit edition, pretty smoothly -it has given no problems so far, and Ubuntu 14.04. I am pretty tempted to upgrade to windows 10, but given that it is a relatively old computer, I am not sure wether the hardware will be fully compatible with w10... and also I do not want to loose my partitions!

 

So what do you recommend me... shall I go for it?

 

Thank you very much for your help and for creating amazing computers like the 6730s!

 

Gonzalo

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Hi:

 

I have the elitebook 6930p which has basically the same hardware as your model.

 

W10 works just fine on mine, but I do not have a webcam, nor do I use the fingerprint reader or protect tools security software, so I cannot confirm that those work on W10.

 

You should be able to recover to W7 very easily if you do not delete the windows.old folder.

 

To revert, go to settings>update and secuity>

 

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-restore-previous-windows-version-after-upgrading-to-windows-10/

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This one has a webcam but no fingerprint detection... looks like it should work! THank you!

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You're very welcome.

 

Please post back and let us know if W10 works on your model too.

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Well, I have the same laptop as you (even less ram than yours,btw-2GB) And its running pretty smoothly! even better than win7! so, i think you should UPGRADE, not clean install , because if you are not satisfied, you can roll back easily!

so, you should try it.

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