Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


trying to install windows 8 32bit on my Optiplex GX270

  1. #1



    Junior Member

    Join Date : Jan 2013
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 32bit

    trying to install windows 8 32bit on my Optiplex GX270


    Hi all...
    I am trying to install windows 8 32bit on my Optiplex GX270 but every time when file copying completes and system restarts to complete installation, screen goes blank and then nothing happens.

    Please help me out on this issue.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2
    fireberd's Avatar

    Beach Observer


    Join Date : Nov 2012
    Inverness, FL
    Posts : 1,028
    Win 8.1.1 Pro, Win 7 Home
    USA us florida


    It may not be possible to install Win 8 on this model. Dell ONLY supports XP on this model. They do not support Vista/Win 7/Win 8. There are Dell proprietary drivers that may be needed for some hardware and without the Dell proprietary drivers, non-Dell may not work and one of your problems.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3
    JLyman's Avatar

    Member

    Join Date : Jan 2013
    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts : 173
    Windows 8, Windows 7
    USA us washington


    The GX270 is indeed too old and is not supported.

    Thanks,
    Johnathan Lyman
    A Guy That Works at MS

    (what I say is of my own volition and does not reflect anything my employer thinks, says or does).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4



    Member

    Join Date : Sep 2011
    Danbury
    Posts : 464
    Window 8 Pro
    USA us connecticut


    As others have remarked, that OptiPlex is old.

    The main problem that I see with it is that there are no WDDM drivers for the onboard 865g graphics. However, I think that shouldn't prevent Windows 8 from installing, if you have enough RAM (1GB for 32 bit).

    Do you have an OS installed that would permit you to run the Upgrade Assistant? That might tell you more than I could guess.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5



    Member


    Join Date : Jan 2013
    Posts : 870
    Windows 8


    I know that some other Dells seem to need a BIOS update to allow Windows 8 to install, without which they boot to a blank screen:

    Computer Boots to a Black Screen After Windows 8 Upgrade | Dell

    That article doesn't mention Optiplex models, but I'm not sure whether it means they aren't affected by the problem, or if it means that they don't support fixing it on that model. If the latter, then as others have said, it may be that it just won't run.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6



    Member

    Join Date : Sep 2011
    Danbury
    Posts : 464
    Window 8 Pro
    USA us connecticut


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    I know that some other Dells seem to need a BIOS update to allow Windows 8 to install, without which they boot to a blank screen:

    Computer Boots to a Black Screen After Windows 8 Upgrade | Dell

    That article doesn't mention Optiplex models, but I'm not sure whether it means they aren't affected by the problem, or if it means that they don't support fixing it on that model. If the latter, then as others have said, it may be that it just won't run.
    The most recent BIOS update for the system is from 21 July, 2006. Before Vista was released (January 2007).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7



    Junior Member

    Join Date : Jan 2013
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 32bit


    Thanks for comments...

    Dear Bobkn - 32 bit Windows 7 is installed on my system and i have 2GB Ram. System is working absolutely fine.

    Not sure about WDDM driver, kindly confirm how to check WDDM driver compatibility?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8



    Member

    Join Date : Sep 2011
    Danbury
    Posts : 464
    Window 8 Pro
    USA us connecticut


    Quote Originally Posted by Azeem Shamsi View Post
    Thanks for comments...

    Dear Bobkn - 32 bit Windows 7 is installed on my system and i have 2GB Ram. System is working absolutely fine.

    Not sure about WDDM driver, kindly confirm how to check WDDM driver compatibility?
    If you're using the onboard (865G) graphics, there are no WDDM drivers.

    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...amily&lang=eng

    (The above is for Win7, but it also applies to Windows 8. Older Intel graphics controllers could still be supported under Win7 using XP drivers, but Microsoft eliminated that from Windows 8.)

    I imagine that the Upgrade Assistant would flag the graphics as having no driver. You can run the U. A. without using it to purchase the Windows 8 upgrade.
    Last edited by bobkn; 30 Jan 2013 at 11:49 PM.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9



    New Member

    Join Date : May 2014
    Posts : 1
    windows 7 32bit
    Pakistan


    Yes you can install windows 8 and 8.1 if you have 1 GB of ram and normal video card or built-in card. No consideration is required to update graphic card. Only need to do is to reset your bios settings to defaults. Then go with the installation. If any hardware conflict is present you need to resolve first. You must have at least 160Gb HD so that auto updates does not finishes your HD space. Always keep a track of updates.
    If widows 7 is done with a configuration of 1gb ram and processor of 2.80 GHz you only need to change in system properties click advance tab press settings button now in performance option click advanced tab change virtual memory by initial 1533 and max size by 2048 just set and apply and you will find after next reboot your PC is running fast like windows Xp.

    Enjoy

    Same settings needs to be done in windows 8 and 8.1
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

trying to install windows 8 32bit on my Optiplex GX270
Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Install Windows 8-64 on Dell Optiplex? Installation & Setup
Clean Install Windows 8 64bit over 32bit using another CD? Installation & Setup
Windows 7Prof/oem/32bit +Windows8-64bitna nowymPC Windows Updates & Activation
Problems with Dell Optiplex 990 upgraded to Windows 8 Drivers & Hardware
does windows 8 32bit support all 4 gb ram or only 3.5 is usable ???? Drivers & Hardware
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23