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Ultimate Geek

#245523 8-Feb-2019 17:37
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Well this is a nice surprise. Well done Microsoft...


(note: previously posted on the Reddit Windows 10 sub, and the Windows 10 forum)




I have an old Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop computer model M58 7483 that I use to run legacy hardware/peripherals/software that require a serial port that modern motherboards/computers no longer have.


When I got the computer about a month ago it had an early version of Windows 10 64bit (15xx) installed.


WU said it could be updated to 1803 but not 1809. It took 7+ hours to update to 1803, and WU said it was a targeted update for 1809.


Today when I turned it on, and checked to see if there were any updates available on WU it said 1809 could now be downloaded and installed.


I let the update proceed, and it completed successfully in just over 2 hours, and haven't found any issues at all so far.


All the legacy hardware and motherboard serial port are working properly after the update to 1809.


I didn't expect it to be able to install/run 1803 let alone 1809 when I got it, and was even considering downgrading to Windows 7.


The computer only has 4 GB of DDR3 ram, but 1809 is only using about 2.5 GB, leaving up to 1.5 GB free.


The Speccy profile for the computer are, after the update:


Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1809


Computer type: Desktop


Installation Date: 7/02/2019 12:57:13 PM


CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz 48 °C


Wolfdale 45nm Technology


RAM: 4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20)


Motherboard: LENOVO (LGA 775)


Graphics: 24MB37 (1920x1080@60Hz)


Intel Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Lenovo)


Storage: 596GB Western Digital WDC WD6400AAKS-00A7B2 (SATA ) 47 °C


Optical Drives: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH40N


Audio: High Definition Audio Device

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Uber Geek
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  #2175656 9-Feb-2019 21:33
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That's a good outcome!  Windows 10 seems to be doing a good job in finding drivers and updates for older but common hardware.  As for ram I am in a similar position with only 4 gb.  When I built this system almost exactly four years ago I decided to stay with Windows 7 32 bit so only got 4 gb. 

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  #2175660 9-Feb-2019 22:01
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Just remember windows 10 caches alot in ram so it can often sit pretty high.





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Ultimate Geek

  #2175692 9-Feb-2019 23:00
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I've spent today removing the optical drive and replacing it with a spare SSD I had, and migrating Windows 10 from the HD to the SSD.


Other than having to change the drive letters, I haven't had any major issues with hardware change either. but it is noticeably faster booting and running. 


All I want to do now is track down some compatible DDR3 ram to increase it to 8 GB.  I have some that is supposed to be compatible, but it doesn't work.


Does anyone know where I could get some 2 GB PC3-8500F 533Mhz ram sticks? 





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Master Geek

  #2178187 14-Feb-2019 10:59
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Thought this was going to be a different kind of post from the 'Thanks Microsoft...' at the end of the subject. Good to hear it went OK!

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