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Topic # 177248 27-Jul-2015 20:17 Send private message

Certainly I am assuming even if it does, manufacturers will invest dollars into making it happen. But I am wonder, if for example you have a tablet currently on Windows 8.1, can you just throw in the upgrade and have everything work okay, or is it more complicated than that...




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  Reply # 1352878 27-Jul-2015 20:21 One person supports this post Send private message

Windows Update checks to make sure your device is compatible before offering Windows 10 to it

Will be very very rare for a Windows 8.1 machine to not be able to run Windows 10

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  Reply # 1352885 27-Jul-2015 20:34 One person supports this post Send private message

nathan: Windows Update checks to make sure your device is compatible before offering Windows 10 to it

Will be very very rare for a Windows 8.1 machine to not be able to run Windows 10


Isn't the driver model still the same between Windows 8 and 10?



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  Reply # 1352911 27-Jul-2015 21:08 Send private message

JWR:
nathan: Windows Update checks to make sure your device is compatible before offering Windows 10 to it

Will be very very rare for a Windows 8.1 machine to not be able to run Windows 10


Isn't the driver model still the same between Windows 8 and 10?


There's a good question. I suspect there will be some minor differences. Hopefully that doesn't cut out major chipset designs for mobile devices. 




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  Reply # 1352914 27-Jul-2015 21:14 Send private message

Dreal:
JWR:
nathan: Windows Update checks to make sure your device is compatible before offering Windows 10 to it

Will be very very rare for a Windows 8.1 machine to not be able to run Windows 10


Isn't the driver model still the same between Windows 8 and 10?


There's a good question. I suspect there will be some minor differences. Hopefully that doesn't cut out major chipset designs for mobile devices. 


I might be misunderstanding with respect to mobile devices but I assume you mean mobile phones etc.  Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 are two different beasts, don't confuse them with each other.




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  Reply # 1352922 27-Jul-2015 21:25 Send private message

Technofreak:
Dreal:
JWR:
nathan: Windows Update checks to make sure your device is compatible before offering Windows 10 to it

Will be very very rare for a Windows 8.1 machine to not be able to run Windows 10


Isn't the driver model still the same between Windows 8 and 10?


There's a good question. I suspect there will be some minor differences. Hopefully that doesn't cut out major chipset designs for mobile devices. 


I might be misunderstanding with respect to mobile devices but I assume you mean mobile phones etc.  Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 are two different beasts, don't confuse them with each other.


Well no, I meant tablets and phones. But your right WP 8.1 is a whole different beast, and compatibility issues might be stronger with phones because of it. Then again, there aren't many handsets, so they probably have been extensively tested. There are a lot more tablets than phones.




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