Can Windows 10 be installed on an Intel i486?

Update:

I'm saying the 66Mhz version

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  • 13 hours ago

    It should do just fine.

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  • 1 month ago

    the first thing to know is that a i486 lacks the instruction sets to run windows, even the pentium 2 which is from 1996 (or 1997) lacks the instruction sets to run, the 66mhz processor would be too slow even for windows XP and running it on 2000 would be a stretch, as 2000 requires a 133mhz processor at the least and windows 10 needs a 1ghz processor, so maybe a pentium 4 might just be able to run it (with no effects enabled).

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    first you have to understand that Windows 10 is a 64bit operating system which will only work on 64 bit processor.  intel i466 is a vintage processor which only have 16 bit processing power. 

    second that processor is too F#$#$ slow!  most processor is about 3.7Ghz.  it is useless to use a processor that slow.  even a smartphone is about 1.7 ghz now.   Windows 10 cannot run on a processor that slow. 

    • Just Wondering0001
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      3 months agoReport

      Win10 32bit : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

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  • 3 months ago

    Im sorry i dont know what a computer is, but can i offer you my blueberry pie its our specialty

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  • 3 months ago

    just get a computer on windows 10.

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  • Steven
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    3 months ago

    No, it cannot work due to short configurations. 

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  • Rayal
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    DOS runs like a champ.  Windows 98 would be the last OS that they could run reliably. 

    You might find a Linux distro that would run on it. 

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    • Duane
      Lv 4
      3 months agoReport

      pretty well run on anything wit 2gb ram. but there will be problems with sites you are trying to accses

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  • L.N.
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    3 months ago

    No, a Pentium class CPU is the bare minimum. Older CPUs lack some needed opcodes in their instruction sets. 

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  • 3 months ago

    No, a 486 does not have the necessary instruction sets or speed to run Windows 10, or even Windows XP for that matter.

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  • 3 months ago

    You can but I don't recommend it. Try finding a simple Linux distro, they are more stable.

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