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L501X Laptop upgraded to Windows 10

While out of town my husband loaded our XPS 15 L501 64bit laptop to windows 10.   So far it runs all functions that I need except that it now locks frequently.   So I checked the website to see if there were any Windows 10 drivers and it says as of today 11/11/15:

Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade

Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected.

So I am just out of luck,  I can keep on using but when I have had enough of it locking up and rebooting that I have to buy a new one?

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RE: L501X Laptop upgraded to Windows 10

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You would not have to purchase a new computer. You can reinstall Windows 7 back on the computer and it should be fine.

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RE: L501X Laptop upgraded to Windows 10

Hello All,

The thing is that we invest to Dell laptop with i7 and 8 GB RAM so as not to be able in 4 years not to be able to upgrade to the new OS  ? Does it make sense? No. We would like at least all this devices that fulfill more than expected the requirements to be able to upgrade to windows 10.

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RE: L501X Laptop upgraded to Windows 10

Windows 10 will run just fine on that system.  If it's freezing after the upgrade,

1. Run an extended diagnostic on the hard drive. F 12 at powerup.  If the drive is original to the system, it's at or near the end of its expected lifespan.

2. If that turns up no errors, consider doing a clean install of Windows 10 -- it may have carried over problems from the original installation.

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