Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


can a dell dimension 2400 upgrade to use windows 8 ?

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 littleg


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:09:52 AM

Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:09 PM

I currentlly have windows xp but would like to upgrade in order to use the media available on windows 8. can I do it?

Edited by hamluis, 24 March 2014 - 01:21 PM.
Moved from System Building to Win 8 - Hamluis.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 SpywareDoctor


  • Members
  • 256 posts
  • Local time:11:52 AM

Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:44 PM

Check your PC for Windows 8 readiness with upgrade assistant

#3 computerxpds


    Bleepin' Comp

  • Moderator
  • 4,505 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA
  • Local time:10:52 AM

Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:45 PM

Hello :welcome: to BleepingComputer! 


Please see this tutorial here to run the upgrade adviosor it will tell you if you can run windows 8 on that machine. Though, I can already say that it probably will not run and if it does run, it will not run very well. 

If I have replied to a topic and you reply and I haven't gotten back to you within 48 hours (2 days) then send me a P.M.
Some important links: BC Forum Rules | Misplaced Malware Logs | BC Tutorials | BC Downloads |
Follow BleepingComputer on: Facebook! | Twitter! | Google+| Come join us on the BleepingComputer Live Chat on Discord too! |

#4 andrewding4332


  • Members
  • 1 posts

Posted 31 December 2016 - 12:07 AM

There is a way how to do this:

I used some patches in Windows 7, then I use the command prompt, and I reboot the computer and see Windows 8 is showing up, and I tested out the performance and it is good enough because I used a dedicated video card to run the system.


Things that I used:




I read about the old processor to run windows 8 article from my digital life, then  I got the computer running.

#5 buddy215


  • Moderator
  • 13,415 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Tennessee
  • Local time:09:52 AM

Posted 31 December 2016 - 09:24 AM

littleg...welcome to BC..


NO...bad idea to purchase Windows 8.1 and expect it to run on that 12-13 year old computer.


Better idea is to spend the $100 or so on a used computer. Lots of them around...check out Craig's list for your locale.


Another idea is to try Puppy Linux...free and will allow surfing the web, playing videos, email, etc. You can test run Puppy without installing it.

For more info and help with Linux distros....check out BC's Linux Forum.


Windows 7 will likely work but will struggle with at best the one GB of ram that might be installed on that Dell 2400 if you have upgraded.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users