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Will Windows 8 run on my Pentium 4 PC

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    Will Windows 8 run on my Pentium 4 PC


    I have an Intel Pentium 4 (32-bit) Machine with a 2.80 GHz processor with a 1 GB of RAM and " hp pavilion 06 motherboard system model df142a-abu-a145 Is it possible to install and run Windows 8 (any version) on this PC configuration? I think it is possible the system requirements of Win 8 are the same as for Windows 7. I am currently win 7 without any sort of problem.

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    32bit maybe 64bit no, see system requirements:

    Windows 8 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

    Run upgrade advisor and it will tell you whether you can or cannot.
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    If 7 runs, 8 will run about the same or better.

    1GB ram is very small though. 2GB is about the minimum for 7 or 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    32bit maybe 64bit no, see system requirements:

    Windows 8 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

    Run upgrade advisor and it will tell you whether you can or cannot.
    my motherboard is HP - Compaq MS-6577 Motherboard. and soon i am upgrading my ram from 1GB to 2GB do you think windows 8 will work on my desktop pc with the spec i got for my pc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    If 7 runs, 8 will run about the same or better.

    1GB ram is very small though. 2GB is about the minimum for 7 or 8.
    my motherboard is HP - Compaq MS-6577 Motherboard. and soon i am upgrading my ram from 1GB to 2GB do you think windows 8 will work on my desktop pc with the spec i got for my pc

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    Try this before spending any money at all...

    GRC | SecurAble: Determine Processor Security Features |

    No connection and it worked for me on 3 systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan1990 View Post
    I have an Intel Pentium 4 (32-bit) Machine with a 2.80 GHz processor with a 1 GB of RAM and " hp pavilion 06 motherboard system model df142a-abu-a145 Is it possible to install and run Windows 8 (any version) on this PC configuration? I think it is possible the system requirements of Win 8 are the same as for Windows 7. I am currently win 7 without any sort of problem.
    Should run OK. Adding the 1GB RAM you mention would help. I am running Win8 on a machine that is similar to yours. You may have to update a driver or so and maybe even some firmware. Some programs may not be compatible. And, some, IMO, non-essential Win8 features won't work (not a big deal, I guarantee). Use the Win8 upgrade assistant ASAP. You'll get your answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan1990 View Post
    I have an Intel Pentium 4 (32-bit) Machine with a 2.80 GHz processor with a 1 GB of RAM and " hp pavilion 06 motherboard system model df142a-abu-a145 Is it possible to install and run Windows 8 (any version) on this PC configuration? I think it is possible the system requirements of Win 8 are the same as for Windows 7. I am currently win 7 without any sort of problem.
    Should run OK. Adding the 1GB RAM you mention would help. I am running Win8 on a machine that is similar to yours. You may have to update a driver or so and maybe even some firmware. Some programs may not be compatible. And, some, IMO, non-essential Win8 features won't work (not a big deal, I guarantee). Use the Win8 upgrade assistant ASAP. You'll get your answer.
    i have run the win8 upgrade assistant and there is only 5 things i need to review one being dvd 2 being NX 3 was secure boot or something like that i cnt remember i hope it does work win8
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    I am hoping with you. Good luck.
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    If the advisor says you don't have NX enabled or can't enable it Win8 won't run - save your money...
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