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Questions about upgrading to windows 8 !

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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Questions about upgrading to windows 8 !


    Hi, first of all have to say that i bought a new "budget" desktop pc with the following specifications:

    - CPU: Core i3 3220 3.30GHz (Ivy Bridge)
    - RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333MHz (PATRIOT)
    - GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 630 2GB DDR3 (Gigabyte)
    - HDD: 500GB SATA 2 7200 RPM 16MB Cache (HGST)
    - MOBO: GA H61M-S2P B3
    - OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

    This PC i bought it 10 days ago and it runs fine with Windows 7 but i got also Windows 8 Pro X64 for free from "Microsoft Dreamspark" because i am an student at South East European University, so i'm thinking to upgrade to Windows 8 i mean with "clean install", but my motherboard CD doesn't have drivers for Windows 8, they are just for "xp, vista and 7" and i'm not sure if it will run stable and better than Windows 7 and will it harm something if i do clean install that fast i mean in less than a 10 days before i did a clean install of windows 7 ? These are my questions, maybe these are a bit boring questions but i'm just curious for all things, thanks for your understanding

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  2. #2


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    I have Windows 8 on a similar motherboard (H61M-S2-B3) and it works better than 7 IMO except for some recent issues I am trying to fix (doesn't mean yours will fail).

    I have reinstalled Windows 7 a copule times in the same day and nothing wrong happened .

    Windows 8 drivers are available on the Gigabyte site
    so no problem
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    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview
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  4. #4


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Hey thank you both for your answers it really helped me to finally upgrade to Windows 8 without worries, so thanks again and greetings from Macedonia
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Glad we could help you today.
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