Should i and can i upgrade to windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by Julio E Arreola, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Julio E Arreola

    Julio E Arreola New Member

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    i have an acer aspire one netbook 11.6 does my netbook pass the requirements and do you recomend upgradeing to windows 8
    my specs- INTEL CELERON CPU 877 @ 1.40GHZ (2 CPUS)
    MEMORY 2048MB RAM
    DIRECT X 11
    WINDOWS 7 HOME
    ACER ASPIRE ONE
    320 GB
    INTEL HD GRAPHICS 814 MB
    RES. 1360x768


    DO YOU RECOMEND 32 BIT VERSION OR 64 BIT OF WINDOS 8
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Minimum requirements from from MS:


    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
    • 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
    Additional requirements to use certain features:


    • To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.
    • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
    • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.

    Before proceeding I would consider the following:

    1. Use something like Acronis True Image to make a complete image of your existing system to enable simple and full recovery. (you can get a fully working trial download).
    2. Installing Windows 8 as a dual boot to enable use of either system.

    I would always now go for 64 bit installation where supported.
     
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