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#1 characterchange1

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 11:43 AM

Friend wants to upgrade her XP to Windows 8.1. Is this possible?

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 11:49 AM

not very likely,

 

most xp computers would not have the minimum system requirements for windows 8



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 01:07 PM

Definitely possible, if the XP machine fulfills the minimum system requirements for Windows 8.1.

How do you check it? Download & run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to find out.

 

For more information check this link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-8/upgrade-from-windows-vista-xp-tutorial



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 03:43 PM

System manufacturer and model?

 

Why "upgrade" to 8.1...what's the attraction?

 

Windows 10 is now available,

 

Does your friend have a legally licensed copy of 8.1 to install?

 

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 04:11 PM

Hi Louis and thank you for your input. To be honest, I dont know the answer to any of your questions and simply copied and pasted the info already supplied and sent it in an email.

Edited by characterchange1, 02 August 2015 - 04:13 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:13 PM

It's cheaper to just buy a used Win7 or 8.1 computer in Ebay, versus buying the OS and trying to upgrade and probably hating your life by the time you get done. That way the old machine can be kept, and you surf by plugging in a Linux stick, else still use it as XP.  The newly-purchased used machine will engender less angst. Amazon or Ebay have good ones, pick Dell Latitude for about $100-$300 for Win7-8.1, usually with 4 GB of RAM, 100 GB or more hard drive, often with webcam and bluetooth, often with easily-removed hard drives and 14" or bigger screens with 4 usb ports, plus DVDRW. They are business class so even used are far better than consumer grade new.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 11:59 PM

Thanks for that brainout! A great idea. Have just emailed your suggestion to my friend.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 08:01 PM

brainout is right! and, if like most with XP machines - "on the cheap" Upgrades are the way to go.  brainout can show you how to run linux from any XP machine.  It will be faster, easier on hardware, Free! - and way more secure than XP ever was.  If so just migrate over to the linux section, there are many XP converts over there, including me.  If he has a decent machine Linux will make it feel like a powerhouse!


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