- January 25, 2016 at 7:46 pm #168285
I know that it was not recommended to upgrade from Windows 7 Starter Edition to Home Edition. But is it OK to run Windows 10 on the N220? The netbook has become impossibly slow recently. One of the reasons could be that the C: drive only has 3GB free space on its 40GB drive, despite only having 5GB in programs and files on that drive. Currently Windows 7 Starter is taking up an enormous 20GB of space – perhaps because of all of the updates. In comparison, I upgraded my tower PC from Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Home and the Windows 10 folder is currently 10GB.
Any idea if this will help?
CharlesFebruary 4, 2016 at 1:16 am #221974jeepers01Participant
I upgraded Win7 Home to Win10 a while back and it runs ok on my NC10.
I can’t say if Win10 will install/upgrade Win7 Starter on an N220 so I had a poke around and found the faq :
I want to upgrade to Windows 10, how can I do this? on this Samsung [URL=”http://you%20will%20need%20to%20check%20if%20your%20model%20is%20available%20to%20upgrade%20the%20OS%20on%20www.samsung.com”%5Dpage%5B/URL%5D
This gives instructions on how to upgrade the N220 but it says “you will need to check if your model is available to upgrade the OS on http://www.samsung.com“
Unfortunately Samsung free Win10 upgrade page does not list netbooks 🙁
But on this page it lists drivers for Win10 for the N220 so that indicates it may well run.
You may well have to upgrade to Win7 Home first as MS I think have restricted the free upgrade to Home and above versions.
More research may prove fruitful but why not back it all up and give it a try.
Let us know how you get on, Sorry I can’t be more conclusive.February 11, 2016 at 12:53 pm #221975Fred232Member
The old Sammy site back in action 🙂
I’ve not tried to upgrade my N220, but according to this – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/Windows-10-specifications#upgrade ( see Upgrade Editions ) W7-Starter goes to W10-Home. Can’t say about the drivers and what-have-you, as I say Ive not tried it myself.
URL – h t t p s://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/Windows-10-specifications#upgradeFebruary 14, 2016 at 4:21 pm #221976
Thanks I’m going to try it out and let the forum know how it goes. However, I have one more question/problem. Is there somewhere that I can get the installed Hyperspace and other Sammy programs? I’d prefer to do a clean install since my Windows folder is so huge and there is only 1GB of space left on the drive.June 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm #221977
@charles_i 133694 wrote:
Thanks I’m going to try it out and let the forum know how it goes.
I successfully upgraded to Windows 10. I have a feeling that in their desperation to get as many people on to 10 as possible that Microsoft changed the requirements to include lower performing PCs. I’m certain that initially the Netbook did not have the required hardware (especially graphics card), but after cleaning most of the software I don’t use off of it, the only requirement not met was hard drive space.
I tried to delete the D: partition but the delete option was greyed out in Computer Management. I read that this could mean there are startup files hidden in D: so I used a free partition management software to increase the space on C: dramatically (to over 100gb) and reduce the space on D:. The installation went smoothly and the PC is much faster running 10 than it was with 7 Starter. I suspect that part of the reason could be the extra space on C: but I also suspect that 10 is faster and leaner than 7 (with years of updates) was.
Thanks for your help.
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