Upgrade models not compatible with Windows 10

It is N of Tokyo head office. The free upgrade period to Windows 10 is scheduled to be July 29, so the in-house upgrading is flourishing.

We have Windows 10 in order on unused machines, but we also upgraded to models that are not compatible with Windows 10 so leave it as a forgetful record.

This time the target machine is EL 1358 - N 22 D of eMachine. There were three in the company.

Although it is compact and does not feel old as yet, eMachine was bought by the United States Gateway of cow pattern (nostalgia!) Though it was a worldwide brand as a cheap brand (?), But Gateway also acquired Taiwanese Acer Acer was announced the end of the eMachine brand also from Acer.

There seems to be it, but Windows 10 does not seem to be supported.



  • CPU AMD Athlon II X2 260 3.2 GHz
  • Chipset nVIDIA nForce 430
  • Memory DDR 3 - 1333 MHz SDRAM Dual Channel Support DIMM Up to 4 GB
  • Video on board nVIDIA GeForce 6150SE
  • HDD SATA 500 GB
  • DVD DVD ± R / ± RW / -RAM
  • Slot PCI Express x 1 x 1 (1), PCI Express x 16 x 1 (1)
  • LAN 1000BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T
  • Preinstallation OS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (32 bit)

And, unless it is used for development, it seems to be used still more.

The toolbar for the Windows 7 desktop bottom right also had an invitation notice for upgrading to Windows 10 properly.


Click the icon of this grid.


It is now possible to download reservations due to the rushing demand, "reservation for free upgrade" is also possible, but I will proceed with upgrading to Windows 10 as it is.


Pressing the Accept button starts the download and the download starts.


Here one hour a little. Eventually I got to the screen like this.


Hmph. Video chips are not supported.

I thought about adding a video card and installing it, but it is only a few days until the Windows 10 upgrade deadline.

When collecting information, it seems that you can skip the compatibility check and install it if you create installation media.

Download / run the media creation tool from the Microsoft page and download the ISO file of the DVD. (The below ↓ does not know the validity of the link)


Write an ISO file on DVD - R to create installation media.

When you put the created media in the DVD drive, setup.exe is automatically executed.

We only install it in the same way, but be careful about skipping "checking for compatibility" and "installing important updates".





After restarting several times, I reached the Windows 10 setup screen as if nothing had happened.

By the way, although it is a problem of incompatible video chip, it is recognized as "Microsoft Basic Video Adapter", resolution change etc can be used without problem.


For the time being, there seems to be no problem with use.

We upgraded the rest of the same model as well to Windows 10 in the same way.

Although I might add a corresponding video board somewhere, eMachine is still going to be used for a while.