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can my processor run windows 8?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 7

    can my processor run windows 8?


    i would think my laptop, made for windows 7, could not run windows 8. However, most of the system requirements comply with my computer, but im unsure about the processor and the graphics card. I'm running an AMD E-450 APU "with radion", don't know if it has support for NX, PEA, and SSE2, does it?

    the system page says the processor has "HD graphics", but does not specify the graphics card, how do i find this out?

    thanks
    P.S., the more detail the better im trying to learn more technical skills with computers

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Did you try entering the computer model here>
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wind...patCenter/Home
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  3. #3


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    If it could not run 8, you will have the same issue with 10. 7 works just fine. I would keep using it, until the machine dies, then go shopping for a new one.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    If it could not run 8, you will have the same issue with 10. 7 works just fine. I would keep using it, until the machine dies, then go shopping for a new one.
    right....but im looking to format and i don't have a disc for 7, i just post out of curiousity
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  5. #5


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    It's entirely possible you can run Win8.1 on that computer as far as the RAM and CPU are concerned. Win8.1 has the same base system requirements as Win7, 1GHz CPU and 1GB RAM for 32-bit, 1GHz CPU and 2GB RAM for 64-bit. I'm running Win10TP on an older Dell Inspiron that originally came with Windows Vista, same specs as for Win7 and later.
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  6. #6


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Do a full image of what you have now then no matter how things go you have a get out of jail free card.
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    This link may actually be more useful than the one in my previous post.

    Check your PC for Windows 8 readiness with upgrade assistant - CNET

    I can't find an MS link to download the upgrade assistant. I suggest Softpedia.com or one of the other big download sites will have it.
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