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Can I install windows 8 without a video card?

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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64 Bit and Windows 7 Ulimate 64 Bit

    Can I install windows 8 without a video card?


    Can I install windows 8 on a Core 2 Duo with 1.24 GB or RAM but without a video card and from a Windows XP Professional Home Edition?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Eubert,

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview: frequently asked questions

    Yes for XP, but only user accounts and files will be transferred over to Windows 8. XP settings and installed programs will not.

    Sorry, but no on without a graphics card or onboard video.


    Windows 8 Consumer Preview System Requirements
    Windows Consumer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7.

    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or fasterRAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

    Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    Graphics card: MicrosoftDirectX 9 graphics device or higher

    Additional requirements to use certain features:

    • To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.
    • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
    • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.
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    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Something I don't get here, your PC as no video output ? or you are asking if you can use the onboard video ? , if so, of course you can use the onboard video
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    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64 Bit and Windows 7 Ulimate 64 Bit


    I had installed windows 8 on my pc with a video card, now I am planning to install windows 8 on another pc without a video card. so Its still okey to continue? This computer has Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelarator on it.
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    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Yes no problem
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