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Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p?

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Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p?

#1 Post by Pan-optical » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:50 pm

Both are running Win7 and I wanted to find the oldest TP that can support Win10. Both have Pentium-M Dothan CPUs and more than 1GB RAM which is enough for Win10 32bit. The upgrader ran fine, downloaded all files, ran all checks, installed Win10 and started it, but both crashed BSOD when booting Win10. It did automatically revert back to the old install of Win7 without a second attempt (pretty seamless).

T43p: 2GB RAM, Pentium-M Dothan
https://ark.intel.com/products/27597/In ... 33-MHz-FSB

X40: 1.5GB RAM, Pentium-M Dothan
https://ark.intel.com/products/27604/In ... 00-MHz-FSB

Win10 require some CPU features (Intel eXecute Disable XD) , but Dothan is supposed to have these unlike the earlier Banias core.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-1 ... to-run-it/

Any ideas?

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Re: Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p?

#2 Post by MikalE » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:52 pm

The upgradeability of a device includes factors beyond the system specification. This includes driver and firmware support, application compatibility, and feature support, regardless of whether or not the device meets the minimum system specification for Windows 10.
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Re: Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p?

#3 Post by Hans Gruber » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:41 pm

Most likely the video display capabilities of a T43p and x40 were not near enough for Win10.
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Re: Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p?

#4 Post by Pan-optical » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:02 pm

Shouldn't the compatibility test catch all these potential problems?

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Re: Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p?

#5 Post by jdrou » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:32 pm

Pan-optical wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:50 pm
Win10 require some CPU features (Intel eXecute Disable XD) , but Dothan is supposed to have these unlike the earlier Banias core.
Not ALL Dothan (although yours do seem to have it). Older Dothan chips don't have NX/XD (e.g. the 745 in my T42).

I'd expect the T43p at least to work since others report it working on T43:
viewtopic.php?f=73&t=118518&p=803040&hilit=t43#p803040
Looks like you may need to use a modded display driver though.
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Re: Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p?

#6 Post by kfzhu1229 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:20 am

Pan-optical wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Shouldn't the compatibility test catch all these potential problems?
For my experience of Windows 10 on my T43 and T43p's, I have far better experience with Anniversary edition than any other version. Previous versions are more buggy and less baked, while later versions have terrible support to DirectX 9.0/9.0b display adapters.
And yes, I also found out that the new April version of Windows 10 end up with a BSoD on my T43 and T43p computers. I will investigate in the cause when I have time.
Meanwhile, I have two Pentium 4 systems that I have tried the April version on. Dell Dimension E510 (P4 640, 3.5GB RAM, Radeon HD 5450) and OptiPlex GX520 (P4 650, 3GB RAM, Radeon HD 8570), and both work just fine just like the previous versions.
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T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

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Re: Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p?

#7 Post by Pan-optical » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:08 am

kfzhu1229 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:20 am
Pan-optical wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Shouldn't the compatibility test catch all these potential problems?
For my experience of Windows 10 on my T43 and T43p's, I have far better experience with Anniversary edition than any other version. Previous versions are more buggy and less baked, while later versions have terrible support to DirectX 9.0/9.0b display adapters.
And yes, I also found out that the new April version of Windows 10 end up with a BSoD on my T43 and T43p computers. I will investigate in the cause when I have time.
Meanwhile, I have two Pentium 4 systems that I have tried the April version on. Dell Dimension E510 (P4 640, 3.5GB RAM, Radeon HD 5450) and OptiPlex GX520 (P4 650, 3GB RAM, Radeon HD 8570), and both work just fine just like the previous versions.
This is very interesting, is there any way for me to get and older version of Win10 (pre Anniversary) as a boot image or DVD?

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Re: Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p?

#8 Post by kfzhu1229 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:22 am

Pan-optical wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:08 am
This is very interesting, is there any way for me to get and older version of Win10 (pre Anniversary) as a boot image or DVD?
As I said, Anniversary version is the best version for a T43 or T43p or R52 with ATI graphics. Previous versions lack features such as Infrared support and floppy disk support, all of which are nice to have on such a machine that support both.
If you want the anniversary version, I think I can try to find the iso file that I used, or I can just image my personal working version of Windows 10 Anniversary version straight from my T43 and then do a factory reset to get rid of all my files and accounts, while having all of the drivers ready to go for a T43.
Unfortunately, the free upgrade for users with assistive technologies program had ended, so if you want Windows 10 on your T43 and X41, you have to get a product key yourself (I have Windows 10 Pro as they came from Windows 7 Ultimate upgrades and Windows 10 preview rewards).
Honestly, installing a fresh copy of anniversary edition is not easy because there are so much stuff that you need to connect to the internet with windows update on to complete, yet you have to keep a keen eye on the activity to see whether it is attempting to upgrade or not. Also, the drivers don't work optimally ootb, they require tweaking to get to the optimal performance and convenience. Those tweakings are nowhere to be found online, and I have to do them by my 3 year experience with Windows 10 on a T43 (Yes, I have been running Windows 10 on one of my T43 computers ever since the April 2015 previews)
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T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
2xT43 14.1" 2.26 SXGA+ 2gb 1*fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
Flexview UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

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