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Will my pc upgrade to Windows 8


eddiemoose

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I have a Dell laptop running Vista Home Premium 32bit SP2. System is: Intel Pentium Dual T2390 1.87 GHz, 2.00Gb RAM. Is it possible to upgrade to Windows 8 with this spec machine?

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chub_tor

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Here's what Microsoft says if you are running Vista 32 bit OK then the answer is a cautious yes but run the Upgrade Assistant to be sure

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eddiemoose

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Thank you chub-tor, I will try running them.

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Batch

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As far as the hardware is concerned, almost certainly yes (I've run the upgrade assistant on much older machines and the answer has been yes). A key stumbling block that some older machines hit is the need for the BIOS "NX" [No eXecute) bit to be enabled (Windows 8 will set it if not already set) - the problem arises if a machine just does not support the NX bit at all. Even my 7 year old laptop (1.73Ghz Pentium M) supports it though.

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