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Not 100% sure Win 10 will work with your graphics


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What would I have to do to make it work with my graphics?  A different graphics card?


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If it doesn't work with Win10 a new graphics card would fix the problem.  Odds are that it would work.  Your version of DxDiag just doesn't seem to test for the Driver Mode.


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Ok, so I would need to install the new adapter card, hard drive and Windows 10 and if I get no graphics, I'd have to install a new graphics card?  Can you tell me which graphics card I'd need to buy in that event?  I'd like to get a bookmark saved to my notepad so I'd be able to order it if I have to.


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Amazon has:

 

MSI Gaming GeForce GT 710 2GB GDRR3 64-bit HDCP Support DirectX 12 OpenGL 4.5 Single Fan Low Profile Graphics Card (GT 710 2GD3 LP)

 

for $46.17

 

May not be the cheapest or the best but it has a 4.5 star rating and it works on Win 10 32/64 and fits in a PCI Express x16 slot.


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It's great!  Thanks very much.  I found it at Amazon.  It'll cost me just a little over $200.00 to update my pc to Windows 10 and that's a good deal.  I couldn't have done it without you so I really appreciate it.  It'll be like have a whole new computer.  I have to wait until around October 5th to buy the items.  I'll let you know how it turns out.

 

I attached a picture of my computer after I got everything installed back in 2009.  I didn't do a clean job with the cables and wires but it worked.

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Just out of curiosity why do you need so many drives?  One thing that Win 10 will bring is a much larger drive capacity - up to 16 TB for the 64 bit version.


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I just had one more thought.  Does your BIOS offer UEFI or GPT in addition to the old MBR?  That might be a deal breaker for Win 10 if it doesn't


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Back when I built my pc, 1Tb drives were the largest available.  After that, 2Tb drives came out so I replaced my 300Gb, 500Gb and 750Gb with them, but when 3Tb drives came out, I found out they weren't compatible with my system.  I store .avi and .mkv videos on them.

 

I have no idea if my BIOS offers UEFI or GPT.  I searched through my motherboard manual and those terms weren't found.  How would I find that out?

 

Under "Product Specifications" in the manual, it says:

 

2 x 8 Mbit Flash

Use of licensed AWARD BIOS

Support for dual BIOS

PnP 1.0a, DIM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b


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Go into BIOS or CMOS setup at boot and poke around in the boot/storage section.  If you don't see anything about Legacy, UEFI or GPT you might try downloading the latest version of the BIOS from the Gigabyte site.


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In BIOS, it says:

 

CMOS Setup Utility Copyright 1984-2008 Award Software

 

    Integrated Peripherals:

            Legacy USB Storage Detect    Enabled

 

There was no other mention of Legacy or any mention of MBR, UEFI or GPT.

 

Is that good enough?

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If you go to:

 

https://www.microsof...nload/windows10

 

 

There is a link to download a USB bootable copy of Windows 10.  It needs an 8GB USB drive.  Click at Download Tool Now.  Once the tools is downloaded, right click on it and Run As Admin.  Tell it your want the download for another computer and point it at the USB drive.

 

See if you can get it to boot.  Then shutdown and replace your C: drive with the new unused drive and then boot from the USB and see if you can install Windows 10.  If you can successfully install it try booting from the C: drive and see if it works.  It's a legal copy but it will want the License info within 30 days.


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I downloaded the 64-bit version of Windows 10 from the link you gave me.  I have an empty WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Portable External USB 3.0 hard drive

https://www.amazon.c...=A24FUNTE85PHS4

 

Should I unzip Windows 10 onto it and will it be a bootable drive?


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