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Operating System Installations and upgrades

Windows 11 Operating System

Whether you are looking to update your machine to the latest operating system, or whether you have experienced corruption or hardware failure, Haslam IT can help. We can upgrade you to the latest supported operating system for your device or we can install a fresh copy of the operating system in the event that your system has become corrupted or you have had to have the hard drive replaced.

We can Install or upgrade:

  • Windows systems (Win 10 or 11)
  • Mac OS (all versions)
  • Ipad / iPhone IOS
  • Ubuntu
  • Chrome OS
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Gaming systems such as Sony PlayStation

Requirements for Windows 11

Windows 11 can only be installed on relatively modern hardware.

The Official Requirements are:

  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit system
  • RAM: 4 GB or more (we would recommend at least 8 GB)
  • Storage: 64 GB or more available space
  • UEFI firmware, secure Boot capable
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) V2.0
  • Graphics Card: Direct X 12 or above with WDDM 2.0 driver
  • Internet connectivity is required

It is possible to by-pass some of the above requirements, but we would NOT recommend this.

Windows 10

Windows 10 Operating System

The official Requirements for Windows 10 are:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC.
    (Processor needs to support PAE (Physical Address Extension),
    NX (Non-Execution Bit) and SSE2 (Streaming SIMD Extensions 2).
  • RAM: 2 GB Minimum (We would recommend at least 8 GB for 64-bit systems and 4 GB for 32-Bit systems)
  • Storage: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver

In practice, Windows 10 can be installed on most hardware purchased within the last ten years.

It is generally possible to upgrade from Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, but for best results we would recommend a "clean" installation is carried out.

When upgrading bear in mind these points:

  • When upgrading, you should keep all of your existing programs
    (though some programs may need updating or replacing).
  • With a "Clean" install ALL programs would need to be re-installed
    (data such as MS Office documents and photos etc can be backed-up & restored)
  • It is only possible to the same architecture
    (i.e. 32-Bit to 32-Bit & 64-Bit to 64-Bit)
  • You can Only upgrade to the same family of software
    (e.g From Win 7 Home to Win 10 Home or Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro)
  • Official support for Windows 10 is due to end in October 2025.

Older Operating systems

It is no longer possible to install Windows operating systems older than Window 10 - Microsoft has turned off the activation servers for these products.

Below are the official dates when support ended for older Microsoft operating systems:

Operating
System
Release Date End of Support
Windows 2000 17th Feb 2000 13th Jul 2010
Windows XP 25th Oct 2001 8th Apr 2014
Windows Vista SP1 30th Jan 2007 12th Jul 2011
Windows Vista SP2 26th May 2009 11th Apr 2017
Windows 7 22nd Oct 2009 14th Jan 2020
Windows 8.1 17th Oct 2013 10th Jan 2023
Free Upgrade to Windows 10 Jul 2015 29th Jul 2016
Windows 10 29th Jul 2015 14th Oct 2025
Windows 11 5th Oct 2021 11th Nov 2025

Legend

   =  Currently Supported

   =  No Longer Supported

Old Microsoft Operating Systems

Mac Operating Systems

MAC OS Monterey

We can upgrade or re-install most Mac operating systems. We can configure Intel-based Mac systems to dual boot into both Mac OS and Windows using Boot Camp.

If you are not sure of the latest version of MAC OS that your system supports, just send us the serial number and we can check for you.

Here is a list of MAC OS systems with release dates that we can generally install:

Mac OS VersionRelease DateMost Recent Version
10.11 El Capitan 30/09/15 10.11.6
09/07/18
10.12 Sierra 30/09/16 10.12.6
26/09/19
10.13 High Sierra 25/09/17 10.13.6
12/11/20
10.14 Mojave 24/09/18 10.14.6
21/07/21
10.15 Catalina 07/10/19 10.15.7
20/07/22
11.0 Big Sur 12/11/20 11.7.10
11/09/23
12.0 Monterey 25/10/21 12.7.5
13/05/24
13.0 Ventura 24/10/22 13.6.7
13/05/24
14.0 Sonoma 26/09/23 14.5
13/05/24

Legend

   =  Currently Supported

   =  No Longer Supported