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Can I upgrade to Windows 8?

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#1 BigWaveDave


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:36 PM

Hello, I am new to this forum. I just want to know if I am legible to upgrade to Windows 8 as I want to try an app on it. My specs are: 2a9ntkn.jpg


It's an old computer, but I just want to know if I can or should upgrade to Windows 8.



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#2 killerx525


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

Unfortunately 1GB of ram and a Pentium 4 CPU ain't going to cut for Windows 8. You will need to upgrade your computer if you want to use Windows 8.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:30 AM

Here is the link on the system requirements to be able to upgrade to windows 8. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/system-requirements With you computer, you could upgrade to windows 8 but your computer will be slower and you can't use all features of the new OS.

#4 DJBPace07


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 06:40 AM

Yes, you can upgrade, but it isn't suggested due to your hardware.


It's kind of like the difference between recommended specifications, and minimum specifications.  You can certainly do it, but you may not get good performance.



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