Can I Run Windows 8 on my PC ??

jazy511

Active Member
#1
Hello Everyone i need some help...I have an Old Pc (Pentium 4 Which Requirements are as followed)


Processor:-Inter(R)Pentium 4 3.40GHZ,3.39 GHZ

Installed Ram:-2.00GB


Directx Installed: Version 11 with wdm drivers installed


Hard Disk-40 GB


System Type:-32 Bit operating system (running windows 7 Ultimate)


And the requirements posted on microsoft website(Windows 8 system requirements - Microsoft Windows)


If you want to run Windows 8 on your PC, here's what it takes:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Can I Run windows 8 on my pc Please answer it as soon as u can i m waiting for your help
 


#2
Hello jazy511, Welcome to Windows7Forums,


Go here and run the Windows Upgrade Assistant; Upgrade Assistant: See if your PC can run Windows 8 - Microsoft Windows

This will let you know for sure if you can run Windows 8.
From what you have as your PC, I don't see having any issue with installing Windows 8.

Hope this helps
Don
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#3
Hi

You can probably install it but...

40 gb is a pretty small hard drive, unless you have additional hard drives you're not mentioning.

My Windows folder is 24 Gigs and that's not counting the Programs files or Program Files (x86) folders.
You're only going to end up with about 10 to 15 Gigs of free space (less than a lot of games use).

If I had to guess I'd say that if it will run, it won't run very well.
If you have to pay for a copy to put on the computer, I would save my money.

If you can try it for free, then go for it.
Just make sure you backup anything important.

Mike
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#4
Short answer.... no.
I have a 3.2 ghz P4 HT processor and it does not support the NX bit requirement.
You may find that yours is different. In which case it might be worth giving it a try.
 


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