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By: Hugo Repetto Posted date: December 09, 2019 Comments: 2

Windows 10 will be compatible with most existing PC hardware; most devices running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 will meet the requirements for Windows 10.

For full system requirements, see Windows 10 specifications. Some driver updates may be required for Windows 10.

Existing desktop (Win32) application compatibility is also expected to be strong, with most existing applications working without any changes.

Some applications that interface with Windows at a low level, those that use undocumented APIs, or those that do not follow recommended coding practices could experience issues.
Windows 10 compatibility reaches most of the hardware currently in use. - The World of Windows.

Windows 10 compatibility reaches most of the hardware currently in use.

Existing Windows Store (WinRT) apps created for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 should also continue to work, because compatibility can be validated against all the apps that have been submitted to the Windows Store.

For web apps and sites, modern HTML5-based sites should also have a high degree of compatibility and excellent performance through the new Microsoft Edge browser, while older web apps and sites can continue to use Internet Explorer 11 and the Enterprise Mode features that were first introduced in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and are still present in Windows 10.



For more information about Internet Explorer and Enterprise Mode, see the Internet Explorer 11 Deployment Guide for IT Pros.

Recommended application testing process.

 
Historically, organizations have performed extensive, and often exhaustive, testing of the applications they use before deployment of a new Windows version, service pack, or any other significant update. With Windows 10, organizations are encouraged to leverage more optimized testing processes, which reflects the higher levels of compatibility that are expected.

At a high level:

Identify mission-critical applications and websites, those that are absolutely essential to the organization’s operations. Focus testing efforts on this subset of applications, early in the Windows development cycle (for example, with Windows Insider Program builds) to identify potential issues. Report any issues you encounter with the Windows Feedback tool, so that these issues can be addressed prior to the next Windows release.
Read also: Specific infrastructure requirements to implement and manage Windows 10.
For less critical applications, leverage an “internal flighting” or pilot-based approach, by deploying new Windows upgrades to groups of machines, growing gradually in size and potential impact, to verify compatibility with hardware and software. Reactively address issues before you expand the pilot to more machines.

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  1. An update to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8 might seem an attractive solution, having arrived at the end of the life cycle of the support of these operating systems. However, keep in mind that an audio station (DAW) with Cubase or Nuendo must have an environment that uses an officially supported operating system in which all hardware components are compatible.

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    1. @Giampaolo Rossi.- With the continued development of Windows 10 and the frequent release of new updates, the compatibility of older hardware becomes increasingly difficult. Some, in fact, such as AMD Radeon HD 6800 series, are certified for Windows 10, but only up to a certain revision of the operating system, eg. Redstone 2. This means that the last certified driver dates back to 2015, and that it was released before important changes such as the implementation of HiDPI support.

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