Well I decided I would see for myself what 8 was all about. I began an installation this morning after paying FIRST the Windows 8 upgrade fee for the install.
The preinstaller said my machine might not be compatible because it appears that my processor would not support NX, but it would try to turn it on when installing.
Well.....after nearly an hour of installing at the very end it says...sorry there was an error and your system cannot be installed and we are returning you to your original state.
I am STUNNED that Win 8 will not run on something as recent or advanced as an HP XW6200 workstation. What the heck is Microsoft thinking to design an OS that will leave out such recent and advanced equipment.
I've looked all over HP, MS, and the net to see if there is anything about these workstations and NX, but I cant find any info.
On HP website they simply say there is no information on whether or not the xw6200 is compatible.
I cant find anything in the BIOS to turn on NX.
I have several of the xw6200 and many more xw6400s which I am sure will be the same issue.
This really sucks!