Windows 8 Consumer Preview: frequently asked questions
Yes for XP, but only user accounts and files will be transferred over to Windows 8. XP settings and installed programs will not.
Sorry, but no on without a graphics card or onboard video.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview System Requirements
Windows Consumer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7.
1 gigahertz (GHz) or fasterRAM:
1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space:
16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
MicrosoftDirectX 9 graphics device or higher
Additional requirements to use certain features:
- To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.
- To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
- To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.