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Marchwind
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Studio XPS 8100 = Why won't Dell support Windows 10 for this model?

I just discovered that Dell has decided not to include my Studio XPS 8100 desktop for upgrades to Windows 10!  Why is this?  I have had Dell products for over 25 years and I have kept coming back because of my experience with Dell.  Unfortunately, this latest piece of news has just taken the wind out of my sails!  It appears that my only recourse is to by a new desktop!

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ky331
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RE: Studio XPS 8100 = Why won't Dell support Windows 10 for this model?

The offer of a free upgrade from Win7/8.x to 10 comes from Microsoft, not DeLL.

Are you saying that DeLL has advised you that something in that system's hardware [software, or drivers] setup in not compatible with Win 10?   That's the only plausible explanation that comes to mind.

EDIT:   I believe some people have done so successfully... and hopefully one of them will reply here.

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7- Gold

RE: Studio XPS 8100 = Why won't Dell support Windows 10 for this model?

If your computer is not on this list it has not been tested for Windows 10: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN297954?dgc=SM&cid=266889&lid=5129275
 If it is not and you wish to proceed with an upgrade to Windows 10 on an untested system, that will involve more work on your part. Microsoft provides information and support for upgrade through their upgrade website. Drivers are not written by the OEM so it is possible that it is the subcomponent OEM that is not supporting 10.
I don't know about Dell, but in some cases at other OEM's testing has continued so that their lists are updated regularly. Therefore, if you would like to wait, keep checking the Dell list for updates.
Good luck.


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7- Thorium

RE: Studio XPS 8100 = Why won't Dell support Windows 10 for this model?

Here's one example of a user who upgraded this model to Win 10, but not without issues. So do your homework.

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RE: Studio XPS 8100 = Why won't Dell support Windows 10 for this model?

Hi Marchwind,

I've upgraded my XPS 8100 to Windows 10 with no problems whatsoever. The only thing I left behind was WMC and the only software upgrade needed was Acronis. Other than that, it's been smooth sailing. Of course, I made a complete backup of the entire system drive so that I could quickly return to Windows 7 if needed.

Please let me know if there's anything I can help with.

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Annie70
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RE: Studio XPS 8100 = Why won't Dell support Windows 10 for this model?

I have upgraded my XPS 8100 to Windows 10 from Windows 7.  The only con I have noticed is that both Edge and Internet Explorer are slower to load my home pages. Chrome works well so I mostly use Chrome. 

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