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# 243721 28-Dec-2018 13:05
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Before Xmas I was given an Acer Switch 10E that is currently running Windows 8.1 with Bing. The machine consists of 2GB RAM, an Atom 1.33GHz CPU and 16GB eMMC and 500GB HD.
As I hate Windows 8.1 I wondered if this machine could be upgraded to Windows 10. Obviously the free upgrade for 10 finished ages ago, but I could buy a licence. I’m really just wanting to know if 10 will work fine on it. Windows 8.1 with Bing is 32bit too, even though the CPU is showing as being 64bit.

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  # 2151435 28-Dec-2018 13:29
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not enough ram or HDD space maybe?


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  # 2151456 28-Dec-2018 14:21
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I have an Acer Aspire Switch 10E 2GB 64GB 10.1in here with no HD.
Upgraded (free) to Windows 10 a couple of years ago and is currently fully up to date.

From experience with my hp stream 7" with just 32GB full Windows 10 version (>3GB) updates occassionally cause spare space issues and the only successful update process requires a direct MS full version download installed via a USB thumb drive. Minor updates are a breeze.
Your hard drive should be fine for that process.
Don't forget the occassional Windows system file cleanup.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2151475 28-Dec-2018 14:52
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Both daughters have celeron 1.1ghz laptops with 32gb eMMC, but they have 4GB RAM. Win10 will run on 2GB though.

 

Windows takes about 10-12GB  IIRC.. Obviously you'd put any data on the other drive.

 

 

 

Do a fresh install via USB using windows media creation tool.


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  # 2151711 28-Dec-2018 23:59
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I have a 3 year old Acer Aspire 2 in 1 Switch SW3-013

 

RAM 2Gb and SSD 32Gb

 

I am on W10 v1809 (latest build) and it runs just fine.


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