Can I Run Windows 8 On My PC

Discussion in 'Installation, Setup and Upgrades' started by Jary Zaidi, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Jary Zaidi

    Jary Zaidi

    Mar 24, 2013
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    Hello Everyone i need some help...I have an Old Pc (Pentium 4 Which Requirements are as followed)

    Processor:-Inter(R)Pentium 4 3.40GHZ,3.39 GHZ

    Installed Ram:-2.00GB

    Directx Installed: Version 11 with wdm drivers installed

    Hard Disk-40 GB

    System Type:-32 Bit operating system (running windows 7 Ultimate)

    And the requirements posted on microsoft website(

    If you want to run Windows 8 on your PC, here's what it takes:
    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
    • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
    Can I Run windows 8 on my pc Please answer it as soon as u can i m waiting for your help

    Jary Zaidi, Jun 26, 2013
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    Trouble noob whisperer Moderator

    Jan 15, 2013
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    N.W. Indiana
    Hello and welcome to the forum.
    No I don't believe so.
    My personal experience with a 3.2 ghz P4 processor was that it does not support the NX bit requirement.
    I suspect you may find something similar.
    But depending on your situation ( with a system image and recent data backups) it wouldn't hurt to try I suppose. At least you might be able to confirm my observation.
    Trouble, Jun 26, 2013
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  3. Jary Zaidi


    Jul 24, 2013
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    If you cannot install windows 8 you can always run it in a virtual machine. To do so simply purchase VmWare and create a new VM for your windows 8 install. This allows you to run windows 8 within any operating system you may already have.
    Nuclear, Jul 24, 2013
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