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#1 paulos123

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 02:15 PM

hello guys i have an old pc and im wondering if its possible to install win8 in it.

the specs are hdd 80gb,cpu 2,4ghz(one core),ram 256mb(very low)

 

and im wondering cause of the ram that is low if i can install win8,

i can use also an 8gb usb stick with ready boost and virtual pc ram.

 

im waiting for your opinions and if this above tricks are gonna be effective......



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 02:51 PM

I would suggest running the Windows Upgrade Assistant to see if the computer is going to be compatible. 


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 03:43 PM

this program from windows is nothing,just finds the compatible programs.......nothinh with system specs



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 02:20 PM

any other suggestions?



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 07:52 AM

What you want is the Windows Compatibility Center, not the Upgrade Advisor.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/Home?Language=en-US

 

 

My guess:  not a chance.


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Posted 29 October 2014 - 08:26 AM

If you could run a CMD.exe then type system info and paste the machine specs here so we could get a better idea of the machine as a whole and it's capabilities. Alternatively you can download and run Speccy (a super detailed system information tool) from https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download and copy and paste the general page to once again give us an idea what you're working with. I would however suggest uninstalling speccy after you're done. 



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 11:52 AM

What you want is the Windows Compatibility Center, not the Upgrade Advisor.

Actually, the Upgrade Advisor scans your PC, desktop apps, and connected devices to see if they'll work with Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Upgrade Assistant specifically checks your PC hardware to see if it meets the system requirements to install on your PC, including features of the processor such as CPU speed, PAE, NX, and SSE2, as well as RAM size and hard drive capacity.  This is exactly what they want to use.


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Posted 31 October 2014 - 03:14 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/FT7ybUoaJ1KG0ufon4K1yxI

 

hello guys,above are the specs of this desktop.

i connectet to this pc via teamviewer,and i saw that cpu works well,i also put 3gb virtual ram cause its only 256mb.

the pc doesnt have problems and works fine.

the thing is that when i see a video on youtube it goes(cpu)100% the same in skype.

so the cpu is very old or cause it has 256mb of ram all the efford goes to cpu?

they also told me that it has a lot of dust inside and they need to clean it.

so im waiting for your answer if its the ram(i can buy 2gb with 20euro)or cpu or dust or something else.

 

thanks........


Edited by paulos123, 31 October 2014 - 04:07 PM.


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Posted 31 October 2014 - 03:59 PM

Minimum requirements for Windows 8.1

 

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/windows8/3.2

 

Note that those are minimum requirements.  You'll likely need quite a bit more than that to use the computer effectively.  I have also read that there are some users with the 64 bit version of Windows 8 on their machines that cannot upgrade to Windows 8.1 because of hardware issues.  Read here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2058683/new-windows-8-1-requirements-strand-some-users-on-windows-8.html


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Posted 31 October 2014 - 04:10 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/FT7ybUoaJ1KG0ufon4K1yxI

 

hello guys,above are the specs of this desktop.

i connectet to this pc via teamviewer,and i saw that cpu works well,i also put 3gb virtual ram cause its only 256mb.

the pc doesnt have problems and works fine.

the thing is that when i see a video on youtube it goes(cpu)100% the same in skype.

so the cpu is very old or cause it has 256mb of ram all the efford goes to cpu?

they also told me that it has a lot of dust inside and they need to clean it.

so im waiting for your answer if its the ram(i can buy 2gb with 20euro)or cpu or dust or something else.

 

thanks........

 

p.s i also tried to check pcu tempreture with everest,CPUID HWMonitor and HWiNFO32 but there is no info


Edited by paulos123, 31 October 2014 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:17 AM

any help guys i need to take some actions?

 

from speccy i can see that the os hasnt been formated for 10 years!

also a lot of updates are missing

graphics card isnt updated thats why 1024x733

 

so guys can you finally tell me if this pc is so so weak that cant load a youtube video or is the things above so i can procced with windows 8 installation and add usb 8gb ready boost for ram?


Edited by paulos123, 01 November 2014 - 08:23 AM.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 09:53 AM

Run the advisor.

 

After looking at the Speccy, I doubt that this computer will be compatible with Windows 7, much less Windows 8.  The motherboard will only support up to 2GB of RAM, so even if the rest of the specs were favorable it would run terribly slow on 2GB of RAM. 


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 10:08 AM

i asked a lot of questions and i had no answers,now if i leave the xp what should i do to make it work properly?please guys take a look at the speccy and if you need other info im here.........waiting



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 10:23 AM

for windows upgrade it says this platform is not supported,without even opening the program.



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 11:42 AM

i asked a lot of questions and i had no answers,now if i leave the xp what should i do to make it work properly?please guys take a look at the speccy and if you need other info im here.........waiting

You have received answers, in my last post I told you to run the Ungrade Advisor.  You have not done this.  I  told you that the motherboard in this computer will only support 2GB of RAM, and explained that this would be a very, very slow computer.  I've provided you with enough means and information to make an educated decision, you will have to make that decision.


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