Windows 10 & Compaq Mini CQ10-101SA

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  1. Cirnozie

    Cirnozie Newbie

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    Hi,

    I own a Compaq Mini CQ10-101SA netbook (main specs in my signature, not sure entirely about the RAM clock speed) since a few weeks, which currently dual boots Windows XP SP3 and Xubuntu 18.04 LTS.

    I'm thinking of testing Windows 10 on the little thing, however. I do have a bunch of SATA HDDs to spare and a USB adaptor for them, so that works. I'm mainly concerned about performance, W7 used 850MB when idle, Vista around 300MB when tweaked, and XP around 150MB. Xubuntu runs fine for now but my main issue with it is media like videos.

    Any comments? Anyone even tried 10 x86 on something with comparable/same specs?

    Thanks
     
  2. Grant B Gibson

    Grant B Gibson Notebook Deity

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    The CPU would be the main bottleneck, and a slow HDD would make it feel like molasses. I know it has been tested on 1GB and less and with a Pentium 4, so it should run, but no well
     
  3. Cirnozie

    Cirnozie Newbie

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    Hmm. I could give it a go, then again I wouldn't be surprised if at some point soon they drop 32bit support...

    Maybe Vista + Maxthon Browser is decent enough for this system. It sure runs SP2 better than 7 with some tweaking applied :)
     
  4. Aroc

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    @Cirnozie ,

    Honestly the Windows Vista route is probably the way I would go. Updates are overrated. Plus no telemetry worries on Vista. The tweaked low memory footprint really makes it compelling for you.
     
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  5. Cirnozie

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    Yeah. No telemetry spying at all, similar compatibility and speed as XP except slightly better I'd say, and much more features.

    Plus 10 strips out a lot of media stuff, compared to Vista HP/Ultimate...
     
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