I just bought an old laptop with Win10 and working fine, should I go back to Win7 for gaming compatibility?

Rafael Mestdag

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I don´t have the proper driver for this laptop, to tell the truth I don't even know its model. I've tried looking on the back stickers but there's nothing. Windows 10 can't tell me that either.

It's working fine with Win10 but since this is an old laptop(Core 2 Duo T6500 w/ 4GB and x86) only really old games such as Mafia 1 will run on it, but since I don't know if Windows 7 would lack some important drivers for it which makes me worried about installing Win7 over 10.

What would you guys do?
 

Rafael Mestdag

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My main worry is compatibility, not performance, Mafia 1 for example will not run under Win10 even on compatibility mode.
 

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It won't even start the setup for Mafia 1 for some reason. And CoD 1 flashes and then crashes back to the desktop when I try to run it, with a message saying it couldn't start openGL and that I should check to see if I've got the latest drivers for my graphics card(which I did).

It's a Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family with 64Mb of VRAM and 1.5GB of shared memory. I wonder if it can run anything at all, especially under Windows 10 which is very incompatible with very old games such as Mafia 1.
 
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