No that will not work. Windows 10 is a free upgrade for win 7 & 8.1 users and you must replace your current operating system or buy win 10 for $150-200. As a windows 10 tester and user, I recommend you stick with your current OS especially if you have windows 7. Windows 8.1 users who have Dell approved models might want to upgrade later on in the year. You have until July 29th 2016 to get the free upgrade.
Since Dell does not provide drivers for that model you would have to depend on win 10 for the right drivers. Wait until you replace the computer to get windows 10.
The T3500 doesn't need a lot of drivers as they are built into windows 8 and 10. These systems work fine with windows XP VISTA 7 8 10.
I find Zero Issues with ANY version of windows. If you are having a problem getting 10 to work Post here and we will help you.
Windows 10 Home is $120 windows 10 pro is $200
The OEM System Builder versions are less expensive.
The Main Driver you need is the Analog Devices Sound max driver.
The other thing you will want to do is get a Geforce 740 or 750TI video card.
For about the same amount of money you can even find T3500's on EBAY etc with Windows 7 for less than the cost of windows 10 alone.
|Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated High Definition Audio Driver
This package provides the Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated High Definition Audio Driver and is supported on Precision and OptiPlex that are running the following Windows Operating System: Windows 7.More details
|Windows 7 32-bit|
|Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated HD Audio Driver
This package provides the Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated HD Audio Driver and is supported on the OptiPlex, Precision and Latitude models that are running the following Windows Operating System: Windows 7.More details
|Windows 7 64-bit|
|Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated HD Audio, v.6.10.x.5852, A06
Analog Devices HD Audio driverMore details
|Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
The other issue with windows VISTA or 7 or 8 or 10 is that the older DirectX 9 and Directx 10 drivers are missing. This means if you have an older Video card you must use a legacy driver and install DOTNET to get it working. If you update the video card to a DirectX 11 card this is not an issue.
For OLD cards you have to install Legacy Direct play and DX9 and DX10 drivers from the Directx June 2010 patch.
You download the file and extract to a folder then run DXSETUP.EXE as administrator.
Before previous drivers will work in windows7 or 8 or 10 you have to enable legacy features like DOTNET 2.0 3.5 and Directshow. You must then install DIRECTX JUNE 2010 DRIVERS by downloading the file and extracting into a folder and running DXSETUP.exe.
Directx June 2010 which you download and extract to a FOLDER then run DXsetup.exe as administrator.
in control panel, all control panel items, programs and features, Turn windows features on and off. You have to be ONLINE when you do this because it will insist on downloading from the internet.
Enable dotnet 2.0 3.5
enable legacy direct play
Install Directx June 2010 Patch.
Legacy audio APIs such as DirectSound, DirectShow, and the waveOutXxx functions enable applications to get and set the volume levels of audio streams.
Windows Media Source Filter. This behavior was maintained to ensure backward compatibility with applications that used the Windows Media Player 6.4. New applications should use the newer versions of QASF, which make the WM ASF Reader filter the default filter for playing ASF files.
For more information on the Windows Media suite of software development kits, see the Audio and Video section of the MDSN Library.
Windows will also not install CCC and the Legacy Driver.
When installing the AMD Catalyst Driver for Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst Driver.
CCC is a Dotnet application and therefore will not install without DOTNET 4.0 or better installed.
I have Dell Precision T3500 running Windows 7 Professional, I have tried 3 times now to upgrade to Windows 10 but it runs for several hours and then reboots back to Windows 7, on the one occasion I did see a message before it did this it was something along the lines of not compatible software.
Second attempt I completely wiped the hard drive and reinstalled the original OS from the DELL disks, this ran for 8 hours, being stuck at 99% for 6 of these and then rebooted back to Windows 7, I did not see the reason or end of installation process.
Third attempt I did all the Windows 7 updates first and tried again, ran overnight but the same reboot to Window 7 in the morning. Again I did not see the reason or end of installation process.
Literally run out of ideas now, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Malcs
I have same problem. I tried many times, upgrade to windows 10 waste allot of time without success. After install I did get a screen about correcting problems and shutdown. I tried both, then boots to windows 7. No other messages.
Any updates on this? I am considering updrading in the near future.
Proverbs 4:7 - Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; Yea, with all thy getting get understanding.
I tried several times with the free updates, no luck, everything I have read and every solution I tried did not work including completely starting from scratch and creating boot disks.
Has anyone tried upgrading from the paid version?
We have three T3500 machines and they all are now running Win10. The only issue I've experienced is that I no longer have access tot he RAID controller. With Win7 we had a storage manager that would allow you to manage the RAID (create new volumes, decide which disks were part of the RAID etc). It was an Intel product... Rapid Storage Technology, or Matrix Storage Manager (I can't honestly remember anymore. That system was wiped out when upgrading to Win10 and now I can't manage the RAID. I'm actively looking for a solution... so if anybody has ideas I'd really like to know! Our I/O speeds tot he 'C:/' drive is very slow now... (~10MByte/sec). I'm thinking about getting an add-on RAID controller card...