I don't know for a fact if it has NX technology or not, as it is a very old model, but more importantly, it's simply too weak.
Please allow me to explain.
I use a CPU benchmarking system that gives arbitrary scores for all processors.
For recent Windows 8 models using the new BayTrail processors, the minimum score needed for decent performance is 1,000.
For older tech machines, the minimum would be 1.500.
Your processor scores 384 (Intel Pentium 4 3.20GHz 384)
I strongly suggest sticking with XP.
Sorry for being the bearer of bad tidings.
PS: Perhaps I should explain why...
The software makers create systems that can operate on today's technologies,
As technology progresses and processors get that much stronger, then the software makers can make their systems more complex and comprehensive (often referred to as heavier), so after a certain amount of years, today's software doesn't work well on the older hardware.
I remember upgrading Google Earth and it going from taking 8 seconds to 16 seconds to fully open, so someone with a weak machine, might not be able to open it at all.
The hardware manufacturers chase the software makers, and vice versa. The more power that is available, the heavier the software becomes. The heavier the software becomes, the greater desire to manufacture more powerful processors and other technologies.
Some people say that technology turns over every 3 years, although I think that's a bit exaggerated.
I usually tell clients that if they get 5 years of satisfactory performance from their laptops, they've done OK.
These days, most Vista generation machines that started in 2006, can be fixed up or upgraded to still keep up.
Previous to that, the most recent XP machines, could usually tolerate an upgrade to 7, but not to 8.
The processor you have was released in February of 2004, making it over 10 years old and simply too old and weak to manage to operate Win 8 properly. Even Win 7 would be a struggle for your machine.
I hope what I wrote helps you understand how it all works
Edited by rockysosua, 09 September 2014 - 07:52 PM.
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