Install Windows 10 on HP Mini 1000 1030NR

This old HP Mini 1000 1030NR and I have been around the block a few times.  I came across it again recently and knew I needed to test Windows 10 on it, and it is easy to install Windows 10 on HP Mini 1000 1030NR.

For my test I installed Windows 10 Pro 32Bit Update 1511 from a USB thumb drive.  After the install and running Windows Update all drivers were installed which makes the install easy.  Below is the System Properties.

System Properties on HP Mini 1000 1030NR

System Properties on HP Mini 1000 1030NR

Windows 10 performs ok on the HP Mini 1000 1030NR, this laptop is getting up there in age but if you’re just doing email and creating documents then it should be ok.  There is a big reason to do this upgrade if you are using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and it has to do with the small screen resolution.  With Windows 10 you can run the apps from the
Windows Store without any issue. Also after the install and updates there is 5.12 GB of free space and that is without compressing the disk or any other tricks. With this Windows 10 is not a bad upgrade on the HP Mini 1000 1030NR.

Install Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkPad X61

The Lenovo ThinkPad X61 is the small laptop that just keeps going.  I have installed multiple versions of Windows on the Lenovo ThinkPad X61 and Windows 10 does not disappoint.

For this test I did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro X64 update 1511.  I did the install using an external DVD drive but you could probably use USB flash drive as well.  After the install I ran Windows Update (like you always should), and after that there were no more drivers to install.  Making this an easy setup.

Now while Windows 10 is a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 it is not to Windows Vista which came on this machine.  If you have an open license of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 you can use that key to install and activate Windows 10 on the Lenovo ThinkPad X61.  Below is the Device Manager and System Properties.

System Properties Windows 10 Lenovo X61

System Properties Windows 10 Lenovo X61

As far as performance, I do not have any numbers to compare it to but Windows 10 feels just as responsive if not more so than Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 did on this machine.

If you have one of these Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Windows 10 is an obvious upgrade whether you are running one of these as a personal computer or as part of an enterprise.


One Year – Update

It was one year ago that I last put an article up on Useful Windows, that is a year too long. I did end up building a new computer which will be a huge help soon.  It has an Intel Core i7 4790K 4GHz processor and 16 GB of ram.  I am having some issues with the SSD in there but I may have that figured out.  The job I started over a year ago has kept me very busy, but I am starting to have some more free time.  I am also looking to move Useful Windows to its fourth new home. Times have changed and I want to write about them, and maybe help a few people out in the process.

Here is to a year where Useful Windows gets some love.