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optiplex 745 upgrade OS

Hi i have a dell optiplex 745 heres my system info

OS Name    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version    5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation
System Name    TTFA-BDBB5F4F02
System Manufacturer    Dell Inc.
System Model    OptiPlex 745
System Type    X86-based PC
Processor    x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2 GenuineIntel ~2128 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date    Dell Inc. 2.3.1, 5/21/2007
SMBIOS Version    2.3
Windows Directory    C:\WINDOWS
System Directory    C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device    \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale    United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name    TTFA-BDBB5F4F02\ttfa
Time Zone    Pacific Standard Time
Total Physical Memory    3,072.00 MB
Available Physical Memory    2.08 GB
Total Virtual Memory    2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory    1.96 GB
Page File Space    4.84 GB
Page File    C:\pagefile.sys

 

my question is can i upgrade this  to windows 7 , and will it allow me to use the 64 bit version  and then will i be able to upgrade the ram to 8 gb once i do so.

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Re: optiplex 745 upgrade OS

It will install and run but there is no driver support for it from Dell.

The 745 is an older system that came out in the Win2k days and the only driver support is 2k, XP, and Vista

llafonta3
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RE: optiplex 745 upgrade OS

An additional question related to 745 and OS upgrade: Is it known yet whether or not Windows 10 will run on a 64-bit 745?  Windows 7 (Pro in my case) is not supported on it, but will run quite well.  Don't know if Windows 10 will or not.

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RE: optiplex 745 upgrade OS

my question is can i upgrade this  to windows 7 , and will it allow me to use the 64 bit version 

Yes.

and then will i be able to upgrade the ram to 8 gb once i do so.

I am not sure; it might.

Is it known yet whether or not Windows 10 will run on a 64-bit 745?

Again, I am not sure.

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ZzyzxRd
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RE: optiplex 745 upgrade OS

You might want to run the MS Windows 8 upgrade assistant on your computer to find out what it reports. IF Windows 8 will run on the computer, there's a high probability that Windows 10 will too.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_install/is-there-a-windows-10...

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lindakaygee
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RE: optiplex 745 upgrade OS

I installed Windows 10 on my OptiPlex 745 and it's been running just fine. I upgraded the installation to Windows 10 Pro, and again it has been running just fine. I am currently running Version 1607, Build 14393.105 (updated just this morning). Prior to installing Windows 10, I ran Windows 7 and Windows 7 Pro. I don't have many programs installed (basic Chrome, Office 2016, and printers). I also don't use it as my primary computer; I use it mostly as a back-up system and recreational web browsing.