Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




654 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 159


Topic # 245523 8-Feb-2019 17:37
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

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


Create new topic
1294 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 338


  Reply # 2175656 9-Feb-2019 21:33
Send private message quote this post

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. 


'That VDSL Cat'
9711 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2260

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  Reply # 2175660 9-Feb-2019 22:01
Send private message quote this post

Just remember windows 10 caches alot in ram so it can often sit pretty high.

 

 

 

 





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


 
 
 
 




654 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 159


  Reply # 2175692 9-Feb-2019 23:00
Send private message quote this post

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? 

 

 

 

 


54 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 2178187 14-Feb-2019 10:59
Send private message quote this post

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!


Create new topic


Donate via Givealittle


Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon introduces new Kindle with adjustable front light
Posted 21-Mar-2019 20:14


A call from the companies providing internet access for the great majority of New Zealanders, to the companies with the greatest influence over social media content
Posted 19-Mar-2019 15:21


Two e-scooter companies selected for Wellington trial
Posted 15-Mar-2019 17:33


GeForce GTX 1660 available now
Posted 15-Mar-2019 08:47


Artificial Intelligence to double the rate of innovation in New Zealand by 2021
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:47


LG demonstrates smart home concepts at LG InnoFest
Posted 13-Mar-2019 14:45


New Zealanders buying more expensive smartphones
Posted 11-Mar-2019 09:52


2degrees Offers Amazon Prime Video to Broadband Customers
Posted 8-Mar-2019 14:10


D-Link ANZ launches D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router Protected by McAfee
Posted 7-Mar-2019 11:09


Slingshot commissions celebrities to design new modems
Posted 5-Mar-2019 08:58


Symantec Annual Threat Report reveals more ambitious, destructive and stealthy attacks
Posted 28-Feb-2019 10:14


FUJIFILM launches high performing X-T30
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:40


Netflix is killing content piracy says research
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:33


Trend Micro finds shifting threats require kiwis to rethink security priorities
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:27


Mainfreight uses Spark IoT Asset Tracking service
Posted 28-Feb-2019 09:25



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.