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  1. #11


    Looks like the Upgrade Assistant "knew" after all!

    I tell ya, I get no respect...

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  2. #12


    I'm confused.

    Intel lists both the E5300 and E6400 as supporting NX (listed as Execute Disable Bit)

    ARK | Intel® Pentium® Processor E5300 (2M Cache, 2.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

    ARK | Intel® Core

    There's no explicit mention of PAE, but PAE is supposed to be a prerequisite for NX, so it's present as well.

    NX is supposed to be required for Win8:

    What is PAE, NX, and SSE2 and why does my PC need to support them to run Windows 8? - Microsoft Windows Help

    If the Upgrade Assistant complains about NX, see whether you can turn it on in the BIOS setup.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    I'm confused.

    Intel lists both the E5300 and E6400 as supporting NX (listed as Execute Disable Bit)

    ARK | Intel® Pentium® Processor E5300 (2M Cache, 2.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

    ARK | Intel® Core

    There's no explicit mention of PAE, but PAE is supposed to be a prerequisite for NX, so it's present as well.

    NX is supposed to be required for Win8:

    What is PAE, NX, and SSE2 and why does my PC need to support them to run Windows 8? - Microsoft Windows Help

    If the Upgrade Assistant complains about NX, see whether you can turn it on in the BIOS setup.
    Hi bobkn,

    A very nice follow-up post with sound concerns and recommendations! I have attached an official Microsoft document that expands on the PAE, NX, and SSE2 requirements; however, since multiple posters have successfully installed Windows 8 (without NX support) then maybe it is no longer a solid requirement but I'm guessing that some Win 8 security features might be unavailable. Anyway... Cheers!
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