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Today I went to my tough book, I log on at least every day. But today something happened, I turned it on and it said configuring updates. so I sat there for about 30 minutes watching the screen, when it said it was done it loaded genuine windows 7 professional, the OS I use every day. But when it booted it showed a blue screen saying my PC was out of date and no longer supported, I know it was discontinued but, still. So I then checked the specs of my PC to see if I could upgrade to windows 10, but the requirements are to much for my pc, so I cant upgrade or it could damage my laptop. I need help asap!

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Just press Don't Remind Me Again. 

 

And if the requirements for Windows 10 are over your PC specs, installing Windows 10 isn't going to damage your components. It's just not going to be a great experience. But Windows 10 can run on anything like a Core 2 with just 2GB of RAM. Again, it can run it, might not be as smooth as one would like.  

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Your PC isn't going to stop working, it's just letting you know that Windows 7 is entering the EOL stage of development. You'll still be able to use your PC just fine, but you'll no longer get software updates. 

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7 minutes ago, made zos ion said:

I need help asap!

Time to buy either a new laptop/desktop, ensure your Win7 is solidly locked down, or switch to Linux.

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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20 hours ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Just press Don't Remind Me Again. 

 

And if the requirements for Windows 10 are over your PC specs, installing Windows 10 isn't going to damage your components. It's just not going to be a great experience. But Windows 10 can run on anything like a Core 2 with just 2GB of RAM. Again, it can run it, might not be as smooth as one would like.  

oh, thank you for your help. 

 

 

but there is one problem, my tough book has 1 gig of ram

 

I also have a centrino cpu installled

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4 minutes ago, made zos ion said:

but there is one problem, my tough book has 1 gig of ram

Ouch, can you get more RAM for it? Probably not worth the cost, buy even ancient laptops support more than 1 gig of RAM

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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I could try, do you have any stores I could buy from?

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2 minutes ago, made zos ion said:

I could try, do you have any stores I could buy from?

newegg, BUT you'd have to know the exact model of your laptop, and how the RAM is installed before you start spending money

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ok, I have 1  stick installed, it uses a weird slot type, the "pins" are weird too

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How old is this Thoughbook? It still has the Windows logo on the keyboard from like the 9x to Me days. 

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windows NT logo 

 

 

or xp logo

 

not really sure

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1 minute ago, made zos ion said:

windows NT logo 

 

Throw it away, the cost for the RAM exceeds the value of the laptop

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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1 minute ago, made zos ion said:

hmm...

What model Toughbook? This will help us help you

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CF29

 

originally running xp 

 

ok I just checked the specs virtually instead of physically, its still bad but a little better. 1.50 gigabytes  

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20 hours ago, made zos ion said:

originally running xp 

https://www.bobjohnson.com/how-to-upgrade-the-ram-in-a-panasonic-toughbook-cf-29/

 

Looks like only 1 slot that you can access to upgrade the RAM on.

 

 

20 hours ago, made zos ion said:

ok I just checked the specs virtually instead of physically, its still bad but a little better. 1.50 gigabytes  

https://www.memorystock.com/memory/PanasonicToughBookCF29.html

 

It's already maxed out.

Time for a new system.

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ram is locked under an aluminum plate with 4 screws

 

I think I could possibly mod it to have a higher performance, I have the tools and knowledge to mod it, but all I would need would be the parts and I think I could get the parts. 

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Just now, made zos ion said:

I could get the parts. 

Nope, RAM is already at max, as per my previous links. That laptop is as good as it's going to get.

Time for a new system

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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If you want to still get updates and a usable experience try some lightweight linux

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Couldn't he "upgrade" to 8.1 somehow? 

 

I mean 10 will run like shit on this and you know it... 

 

Otherwise I prob just wouldn't do anything... 

 

Also, OP, I'm sure you knew about the EOL of win7 so what was your plan anyway? 

It just seems you're confused by that screen... I mean yeah, this means no more updates, your call, either update, don't update, or get a new laptop (alternatively win 8.1 may be an option tho idk if that's any better) 

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although in case is it doesn't work do you have a desktop model that I could buy from newegg?

 

ok

 

I was originally planing to switch to Linux, or try windows 10

 

but both ideas I realized probably wouldn't work, so I didn't know what to do.  

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25 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

Couldn't he "upgrade" to 8.1 somehow? 

 

I mean 10 will run like shit on this and you know it... 

 

Otherwise I prob just wouldn't do anything... 

 

Also, OP, I'm sure you knew about the EOL of win7 so what was your plan anyway? 

It just seems you're confused by that screen... I mean yeah, this means no more updates, your call, either update, don't update, or get a new laptop (alternatively win 8.1 may be an option tho idk if that's any better) 

I think windows 8 is even more demanding than windows 10

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Not worth putting any money into. Sorry, time for a new computer.

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