Windows 8 windows 8 RTM on pentium 4 HT?

Fitsum Tessema

New Member
Oct 27, 2012
i have a PC with these specs,
processor: intel pentium 4 ht 3ghz 2.99ghz
RAM: 1.5 gb
video: 128mb intel 915 ( i accidentally bought win 8 preview version and even aero worked, not to mention good speed and stability, it made the video memory 256mb i dont know how! and why!)
OS: win 7 32bit ultimate( planning to upgrade to 8 RTM)
so, :nevreness:can i do that?


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Fitsum Tessema

New Member
Oct 27, 2012
this came up

Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant Report
Computer name: THEGODFATHER-PC
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Model: OptiPlex GX280
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Memory: 1.6

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especially i wanna know the NX part, how serious and even cpu-z of mine doesnt say anything about it! HELP!


Senior Member
Sep 20, 2011
If you CPU cannot be set up to support NX, then you will not be able to install Win 8 Pro or Standard. This is a new security protocol for CPU's that is being enforced starting with Win 8.

You could check in your Bios to see if there is any way to enable NX, or check to see if there is a Bios update that may include this. Check with the PC manufacturer.

Fitsum Tessema

New Member
Oct 27, 2012
I did some researches and found out the following
- i have prescott 530 which sadly and annoyingly the last core which doesn't have NX bit shit!(530j have it !how annoying is that!)
- there's no way to bypass NX check AT BOOT!(in installation yeah, first boot no!)
-gx280 is a dell crap! last for everything aero,NX blah blah!
-if you have gx280, buy a PCI VGA card maybe upgrade power and stick with 7!:hopelessness:
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