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can a dell dimension 2400 upgrade to use windows 8 ?


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#1 littleg

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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?


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:44 PM

Check your PC for Windows 8 readiness with upgrade assistant



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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. 


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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:

Win8CPUFeaturePatch

EasyBCD

 

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



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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.


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