Is my Laptop Compatible with Windows 8?
I currently have Windows 7 Ultimate installed and i want to upgrade(?) to Windows 8. I tried to install Windows XP once but couldn't so i was wondering whether i could install Win 8 on it.
15.6” Widescreen WXGA Colour TFT BrightView Screen Display
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T4400 (2.20 GHz, 1MB L2 Caache)
NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Dedicated
320 GB Hard Disk
8X DVD Writer
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g
Altec Lansing stereo speakers
Webcam with Integrated Mic
5-in-1 integrated Card Reader
3 USB, HDMI, RJ-45, VGA, Headphone out, Microphone in
6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
Weight: 2.36 kg
@Alex: I was told 8 had a simpler interface and is faster compared to 7 and also i need a change!
Will it perform better with 8? because note that i have mediocre specs and i want it to be performing the best it can.
If it was just down to performance, with my specs, Win 8 or Win 7?
wow! such rave reviews!
my win 7 is 32 bit and the xp i tried to install was 32 bit
PERFORMANCE WISE, GUYS!!
WIN 7 OR WIN 8!!???
- 7 years agoFavorite Answer
Of course you can but i will prefer you windows 8.1 to 8 and more than that i would prefer you 7 coz' Windows 8 is real crap its just good in visual looks you will find many problems operating it
- 7 years ago
According to the specifications mentioned, your laptop should be compatible with Windows 8.
Here are the minimum specifications specified by Microsoft to install WIndows 8 (or Windows 8.1) :
>>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
Some other additional requirements for certain specialized features are mentioned in the link given in the source, but looking at the main requirements, I dont think there should have any problems running Windows 8 on your laptop.
However, since you were not able to install XP on it properly, I would recommend you take help from a computer technician for the upgrade. Also, the technician may be able to help you install all the required drivers and softwares.
- Anonymous7 years ago
of course it can do windows 8 but take the advice from a fellow man, windows 8 is not an upgrade ive been all over the chart, XP vista 2000 7 8, 7 is godly compared to 8. just please trust me and maybe the windows XP you tried was a 32 bit compared to the 64 bit that i think that computer requiresSource(s): hacker/programmer
- ?Lv 47 years ago
Yes! the laptop will be able to run Windows 8 fine, you are probably running Windows 7 now so Windows 8 will not be better by any noticable amount to you, so to upgrade would be dumb :)
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- 7 years ago
It will but it will be a custom full install, so backup all your data. I always run the Windows update advisor, but this one can't tell if you have UEFI BIOS, not essential but it helps With Windows 8, still a few bugs in it of course if you go to 8.1Source(s): IT Tech
- 7 years ago
Indeed your computer is compatible with windows 8 but windows 8 is old now. There is windows 8.1 which your laptop is indeed compatible with. But you will need to buy this Windows 8 upgrade disk then go to your windows store app and find the windows 8.1 update. And as well as that you will be able to keep everything on your PC :D
Link for upgrade -> http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-8-Pro-Upgr...
- AnonLv 77 years ago
It can be done, but being a non geek I got myself a Toshiba C 660 Intel Pentium.
Beats my old hp by far.Source(s): Picked it up at a car boot btw!! £120
- JosephLv 47 years ago
Honestly don't get w8. It's terrible, especially with their weird tile menu thing. It worked alright on their mobiles, but, no, not for a computer. Stay with 7. Spend the money on something else.
- Anonymous6 years ago
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