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is my linux pc capable of running 64bit windows 8.1 ?

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    Windows 7 Ultimate/Windows 8.1 Update Pro with Media Center/Windows Technical Preview [All 64-bit]


    Quote Originally Posted by DemonicEnigma View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dorlan2001 View Post
    How much do you have on RAM? What is the current capacity of your HDD? How old is your PC?
    If you could provide this info then it will be more helpful!
    500gb hard drive and I think it's 4gb ram.
    Yeah... you can run Windows 8.1 (x64) normally! I have similar specs and my PC runs just fine, actually runs better than the "pre-installed" Windows 7.
    Quote Originally Posted by Harrylowt View Post
    With this system you will be good to run Windows 8.1

    System requirements from Microsoft:

    Windows 8.1

    If you want to run Windows 8.1 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
    • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
    If your PC came with any version of Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can safely make a switch to Windows 8.1! Even some Windows Vista PC's can be further upgraded to Windows 8.1!

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorlan2001 View Post
    Even some Windows Vista PC's can be further upgraded to Windows 8.1!
    Even XP era machines can too in lots of cases. Just no nForce3 chipsets or below (sometimes 4 is pain too) and the processor must support the requirements. Most any other obstacle can be overcome in most cases (some old wireless drivers aside). But still, I recommend 7 for these machines. Maybe I like 7 too much. heh
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  3. #13


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    Windows 7 Ultimate/Windows 8.1 Update Pro with Media Center/Windows Technical Preview [All 64-bit]


    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dorlan2001 View Post
    Even some Windows Vista PC's can be further upgraded to Windows 8.1!
    Even XP era machines can too in lots of cases. Just no nForce3 chipsets or below (sometimes 4 is pain too) and the processor must support the requirements. Most any other obstacle can be overcome in most cases (some old wireless drivers aside). But still, I recommend 7 for these machines. Maybe I like 7 too much. heh
    Hehe LOL! xDDD
    But you are right, several moths ago I saw an old HP Laptop (not sure what model but it was from XP era) running Windows 8 (32-bit). It runned fine but it was frustrating to use it, especially on booting process since it took up almost 7 minutes!!!
    So yea, you need to have lots of patience to use Win8 on a XP based machine!
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