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Windows 8 upgrade assistant saying i have not enough ram when i do

  1. #1

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    XP SP3/W7/W8 RP

    Windows 8 upgrade assistant saying i have not enough ram when i do

    Im upgrading a PC desktop, Philips MT1800 that has been running W8 release preview with no problems.
    But when trying to upgrade form 'Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3' installed on this pc or from Windows 8 Release Preview, the upgrade assistant says
    'You need to install at least 1 GB of RAM before you can install and run Windows 8. Contact the PC manufacturer to see if you can install more RAM'. The setup then goes no further.

    This is wrong as this pc has;
    1.87 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (2 total)
    Not hyper-threaded
    2048 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    c drive ntfs on drive 0 250.99gb disk

    Any ideas as to what I can do to resolve this?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    Windows XP SP3 32-bit

    Question: I have Windows XP SP3 as well, but mine runs on 32-bits, how about yours? I do know if attempting the 64-bit, more memory is in order.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    2GB is minimum for 64bit. I don't think it is possible to upgrade from XP to Win 8, Vista, W7 is minimum. Also not possible from within the OS, clean install only.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Posts : 2
    Windows XP SP3 32-bit

    Throwing in the white flag. Windows 7 it is (for me).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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