Thank you for being a valued part of the CNET community. As of December 1, 2020, the forums are in read-only format. In early 2021, CNET Forums will no longer be available. We are grateful for the participation and advice you have provided to one another over the years.

Thanks,

CNET Support

Question

Windows 10 To buy a new PC with Win 10 or not?

Nov 13, 2015 4:17PM PST

I've just been informed that my 4 year old All-in-One (DELL) Inspiron ONE 2310 Intel (R) Core (TM) i5 CPU, M 480C 2.67GHz - 64 bit, Windows 7 (with 4GB RAM) system is not compatible with Windows 10.
My question is... should I consider purchasing a new PC with Win 10 or should I spend time and money trying to fix multiple problems on my 4 yr old All-in-One? Troubleshooter not working, can't save an Excel file, Java can't download, can't print emails - (last is probably my fault for changing back to Outlook and messing up the settings!)
My phone support advisor said to back-up everything so that he could investigate fully. Does he mean revert to factory settings? Is this 4 yr old PC capable - does it have the capacity to continually be upgraded with all the other regular things like Java, PDFs, Outlook etc, and will I be able to get Win 7 support in the future? Or should I buy a new PC with Win 10 and a larger capacity?
CAE

Discussion is locked

- Collapse -
Clarification Request
I'd keep running that with 7.
Nov 13, 2015 4:24PM PST

While I do like the move to 10, if it's at 7, that's fine for many and many years.

-> about the issues. All look like issues folk have solved in this forum for years.

Java for me is pretty simple most of the time. I use JAVARA to remove it all then a trip to Ninite.com to install. HOWEVER most things don't need JAVA. I'd try this without JAVA for now.

- Collapse -
Answer
why ask the same question again.
Nov 13, 2015 4:22PM PST

why are you asking the same question again??? you have already received replies in your other one.

- Collapse -
Link to other post please.
Nov 13, 2015 4:28PM PST

Dafydd. OK found it.
edit by mod.

Post was last edited on November 13, 2015 4:34 PM PST

- Collapse -
Answer
Let's continue at your other post. Link follows.
Nov 14, 2015 6:37AM PST