Life basically works this way – if you are curious about whether something would work or not, there is no better way to find out than to learn from experience. If no one else has done it before, then you ought to take the step to see if your method would be successful – that is how we learn, although I am not referring to the obvious such as figuring out if one can survive in the vacuum of space without a special spacesuit. Hence, for those who are wondering whether Windows 10 is able to run on an old netbook (or a tablet) with a 1024 x 600 pixel display, it has been done – successfully.
Although one is capable of running Windows 8.1 on a device that has a low-resolution display, you will be on the receiving end of an error message should you make an attempt to open up the Windows Store in order to install any Metro/Modern apps. While the same holds true for the very first technical preview of Windows 10, it does look as though one of the changes that is part of the second preview (build 9860) would be support for 1024 x 600 pixel displays.
Windows 10 technical preview was installed on an ASUS Eee PC 1000H, which rolled out in 2008, and it was said to feel sluggish on the netbook – obviously. Still, it is interesting to know that Microsoft will be delivering improved support for older hardware, which bodes well for those who have not yet made a hardware upgrade since the previous decade.