Oldest PC Running Windows 10


What is the oldest PC, you got Windows 10 running and installed on?


A Dell Latitude D420 with a Core 2 Duo U2500 and 1.5GB RAM, from 2006. I was actually quite surprised, it installed on this!

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11 responses to “Oldest PC Running Windows 10”

  1. jimchamplin

    Oldest I've run is a custom-built gaming rig from circa '06. Packing an AMD Athlon 64 FX-62, 4GB of Corsair RGB RAM (Absolute light show when the system is running) and an Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX. This thing was no laughing matter 14 years ago, and with an SSD, it just shrugs its shoulders and runs Windows 10 like a champ. 7 runs fine, but I'm likely going to take it back to XP for that hot ass 32-bit gaming experience.

  2. klhyvcfxe2 vtni56y

    Up until about a year ago when the motherboard finally died, I had it running on a Core 2 Duo E8400 from 2008 or so. I had maxed out the MB with 8GB RAM and added an SSD at some point, and it was fine for browsing the web & doing stuff in basic Office apps.

    My current oldest is from about 2011, a Core i5 760 maxed out at 16GB RAM and an SSD. It's nice that it still runs the latest Windows versions.

  3. scottib62

    My oldest slowest is a Toshiba NB-505 netbook. Came with Windows 7 starter edition. A powerful Intel atom processor and upgrade to 2gb ram and a 500gb ssd. It keeps on ticking.

  4. anoldamigauser

    The oldest laptop is a Thinkpad x200t from 2010. It has a Core2 Duo L9600 processor and 4GB of RAM. Found drivers for the fingerprint reader, so it is Windows Hello compatible. The oldest desktop is a Gateway SX2801 desktop circa 2009, with a Pentium dual core E5500 and 4GB of RAM.

    The most unlikely is an ASUS Transformer Book T100 purchased in 2014 with an Atom Z3735F processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage which is running the 32 bit version of 20H2.

  5. wright_is

    Sony Vaio Core i7 (first generation, before they got numbers) from 2010.

    I did have it running on a 2004 laptop, when it first came out, but that laptop was passed on to somebody else, so no idea if it is still running.

  6. erichk

    I guess it's my HP ProDesk with a Core i5 4570 or something like that. I dual boot that with Windows 10 and Linux Zorin OS. Zorin is on an SSD that I installed, but Windows 10 boots with the spinning hard drive that came with the unit. (I bought it refurbished at Micro Center.)

    The boot process is infuriating. But once things are loaded and cached, the system is pretty snappy.

    My main gaming rig doesn't even have an optical drive. I have to resort to the ProDesk to cover that ground.

  7. StagyarZilDoggo

    Few years ago I built a PC for a friend from scavenged / second hand parts, put Windows 10 on it, CPU was a Pentium D (Presler, I think) from 2006. No idea if the machince is still in use.

  8. g52l

    Yep, cool memory-lane topic

    .. My Dell Latitude D530 on 20H2 (Dell shipped 11/08, WiKi says an 07' model)

    just replaced the mobo due to flex/sensitivity (used @ $16) .. intermittent shorting.

    Just swapped everything .. wallah! Fired right up. Using an external Wifi 5ghz adapter .. with internal bluetooth yet working.

    the tall 4/3 aspect FHD!-15in screen makes it a tough depra-Kate!

    Makin' the SurfProX .. lonely .. sit'n in the rack

  9. derek s

    The desktop I use everyday is a Dell Dimension E520 from 2007 (Intel Core 2 6300 - 1.86Ghz). The only upgrades it's had are RAM (now 4Gb), graphics card and an SSD. Came with Vista and has had Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 (currently running 20H2). There's still some life in the old machine yet and when I do upgrade, I'm still going to keep this device running to see how far it can go ?

  10. srrlx1986

    It was the Dell Insirion 1520 with the Intel Core 2 Duo T7300. I sold it to a coworker a few years ago and its still running. I got it when I went off to college in the fall of 2007. Wow almost 15 years old.