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Will Windows 8 work on my laptop?

  1. #1

    Will Windows 8 work on my laptop?

    I have the HPDV692ea which I bought back in 2008.
    I just wanted to know if windows 8 will run smoothly on my laptop like it does on demonstrations videos I've seen on you tube. Also I've seen it starts ups in a matter of seconds on some laptops, do I need a high end laptop for that or will I get similar start up speeds on the specs my laptop currently has? Thanks!


    Product Name dv6920ea
    Product Number FM428EA
    Microprocessor 2 GHz Intel Pentium dual core processor T5750
    Microprocessor Cache 2 MB Level 2 cache
    Memory 3072 MB (1 x 1024 MB + 1 x 2048 MB)
    Memory Max Up to 4 GB (Up to 1 GB may not be available due to 32-bit operating system resource requirements)
    Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    Video Memory Up to 1535 MB (256MB dedicated)
    Hard Drive 250 GB (5400)
    Multimedia Drive Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer
    Display 15.4” WXGA High Definition BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800)
    Fax/Modem High speed 56K modem
    Network Card Ethernet 10/100BT integrated network interface
    Wireless Connectivity Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
    Sound Altec Lansing speakers

    3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated
    Keyboard 101 key compatible
    Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad, volume control, mute buttons, 2 Quick Launch Buttons
    PC Card Slots
    • One ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
    External Ports
    • 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
    • 3 USB 2.0
    • 1 VGA port
    • 1 HDMI connector
    • 1 RJ11 modem connector
    • 1 RJ45 ethernet connector
    • S-video TV out
    • 2 headphones-out
    • 1 mic-in
    • 1 IEEE 1394
    • remote control infrared port (remote optional)
    • cable docking connector
    Dimensions 35.70 cm (L) x 25.70 cm (W) x 2.54 cm (min H) / 3.96 cm (max H)
    Weight 3.10 kg (6.87 lbs)
    • 90 W AC Power Adapter
    • 6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
    What's In The Box HP Pavilion WebCam with Integrated Microphone

    HP Mobile Remote Control
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  2. #2

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    It will run Windows 8 fine. Don't bother with x64. Install x86 (32 bit).
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  3. #3

    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post

    It will run Windows 8 fine. Don't bother with x64. Install x86 (32 bit).
    Thanks for the quik reply. Considering the specs of my laptop do you think its worth Upgrading to windows 8 from Windows vista? will I see a massive improvement in speed?
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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86

    Vista SP2 is a good OS. Massive improvement in speed? Eh, maybe a slight to decent improvement.

    What will be better is memory management, giving the machine an overall better feel.

    I recommend installing Windows 8 as a dual boot environment so you can keep Vista and remove 8 in the future, if you don't like 8. Or vice-vera - remove Vista after you are satisfied that you like 8.

    You can search Brink's tutorials on here about how to do it. It's not difficult. Any questions at all, just ask here.

    Eh, forget the search. Here it is: Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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    I have a HP Slate 500 which has a similar spec. Intel Atom 1.86Ghz Processor, 2GB RAM, 64GB HD it came with Windows 7 Professional, after installing Windows 8 I noticed a definate improvement in speed, personally I prefer it over 7 & Vista, but you will need to make your own choice.
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