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will my computer run windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 17
    windows vista 64 bit

    will my computer run windows 8


    I have a Dell XPS 630, running windows vista 64 bit. It has a quad core q6600 cpu, with 4 gigs of ram NVidia GeForce GTX 560, windows explorer says the hard drive is 594 Gigs, but I think it was a 650 when I ordered the computer... probably a hidden partition but that isn't really important. I'm curious will my computer run window 8?

    The only reason I am thinking of upgrading to windows 8 is this computer hasn't been formatted since I got it about 4 years ago. And it takes a few minutes to boot up now. (haven't timed it to know exactly how long).

    I know I asked if it will run windows 8, but also how well will it run? Will it be slower or faster then windows vista?

    On a sub-note: i have never had a real problem with vista (with the obvious exception that things are now running slow, but i don't think that is an o/s issue, i think that is just the computer needs to be cleaned up).

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Your PC will run Windows 8 fine, better than Vista for sure.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    Vista is actually the most demanding of the windows OS, especially the 64-bit version. If it can handle it, Windows 7 and 8 would do it even better.

    You have a quad core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and an even better video card than me. For sure Windows 8 will run, and it would run like a dream. Windows 8 is definitely fast. The worst of your troubles, in terms of it running, would be if you have some mid 2000s device or something whose driver MAY not work in 8. That is pretty rare, though, as most things that'd work for Vista 64-bit should work even in 8 and you shouldn't need to worry too much about that. I reckon you'll have more trouble with the human aspect of Windows 8, that is, getting used to the UI changes. The machine will definitely handle it though.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 17
    windows vista 64 bit


    Support + Downloads: MX 518 Gaming Grade Optical Mouse - Logitech
    my only question at this point is will my mouse work. just to clarify, will the setpoint software that controls my mouse (at the above url) will that work? It only says windows 7, vista, xp .. it doesn't list windows 8. any ideas if this is going to be a problem?
    hmnm ok time to edit this post. the link takes you to the top page not to where you really need to be.

    just below where it says
    MX™518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse

    are some links that says Support Downloads Troubleshooting (etc)
    cilck Downloads and then on that page you can choose the operating system. sorry about the messed up link but the logitech site doesn't allow a direct link.
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    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    The mouse should work, I don't see why it wouldn't. At the very least it'd be usable, as for configuring it with the SetPoint software I have not tested this. My logitech mouse is on my desktop, which still runs 7.
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    Posts : 17
    windows vista 64 bit


    I just spotted on a different forum that someone said "Setpoint 6.32 with Windows 7 compatibility", so i will work to back up my files and the .. make the decision if i am going to go to windows 8 .. (haven't opened the box yet) .. I will let you all know how it goes.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8


    Setpoint 6.50 smart installer is available now. I did have to reset some of my settings when I upgraded it after I was already in win8.
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  8. #8


    If you click the Download button on this link you can run the upgrade assistant which will tell you about any incompatibilities.
    No need to actually place an order.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/buy

    Using an SSD for your operating system and any frequently used data is a good way to make your PC work faster.
    My PC uses an E6600 processor and with an SSD loads things like MS Excel and Word almost instantly.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Since you upgrading, if you have some extra money, throw a SSD in your PC, this is a good time when you re install an OS
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  10. #10


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Since you upgrading, if you have some extra money, throw a SSD in your PC, this is a good time when you re install an OS
    I agree..... I put a SSD in both my laptop and desktop. Real nice and fast.

    I picked up a 64GB off craigslist for $40 to try in my laptop. I don't save much to the drive so the size was just fine for now. Boots way faster. 30 seconds from pushing the power to entering password to logon. I liked it so much I got a 120GB SSD drive for my desktop. I use the SSD drive my my OS and apps. All data are on my other hard drives.

    Jim
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