-I was FINALLY able to install Windows 10 on a machine with a Pentium 4 630 processor. I believe it finally worked due to the particular architecture of the Prescott version of the P4. So in this installment I will be testing out the performance of Windows 10 when paired with a Pentium 4 processor. The system that I will be using today is a Gateway 832GM equipped with 1gb of DDR RAM, 3.0GHz Pentium 4 processor with hyper-threading, and a 320gb Western Digital Caviar Blue hard drive. To gauge the systems performance I will take a look at boot time, general program performance, multitasking capabilities, and the functionality of programs unique to Windows 10 such as Cortana.
I was very surprised at how well Windows 10 Pro performed with this system configuration. For the most part programs were responsive, most features worked, and if someone had the patience I believe this could be used as an everyday system for basic tasks. The only thing really holding Windows back was the amount of RAM installed on the system. With 1gb of DDR I could only open a few programs at a time before the system would lock up.