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Will windows 8 operate on former windows 7 machine?

rats109

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Can I upgrade my windows 7 machine to windows 8? I do not have a touch screen. Is there something else that I need.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7 and 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    I-7
    Motherboard
    evga
    Memory
    8 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    GX 650
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    avast

DavidY

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It will most probably work, but I would :

a) Use the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to see what it reports.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/11885-windows-8-upgrade-assistant-download-run.html

b) Check the manufacturer's website to see if they support Windows 8 on that model. It may be that you need a BIOS update (for instance some recent Dells need this) and they may have updated drivers and versions of software to make hot-keys work which are useful.

c) Before you start upgrading, make sure you have a full system image backup. Also if your Windows 7 system includes an option to make a Manufacturer's Recovery Disk, use it now. That way you can get back if something goes wrong (or you want to revert).

You don't need a touch screen to run Windows 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1, 10

maxknux

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My Sony VAIO is prime example of it when I bought it 2 years ago it works well. My laptop is the nontouch and nonpen so its a normal one it I like it.

Its good to have because its basically two OS's in one and mostly use desktop apps but grown to use metro apps as well.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sony VAIO VPCF136FM
    CPU
    Intel i7 Q 740 Quad @ 1.73 GHz (Boast to 2.83 GHz)
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
    Sound Card
    Sound System: Intel® High Definition Audio w/ Dolby® Home Theater® v3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop Screen Size: 16.4"
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6Gbps 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch ST1000LM014; Type: Serial ATA-600; Speed: 5400 rpm
    Keyboard
    QWERTY, 103 keys with 2.0mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch; Backlit; 10 Key Numeric Pad
    Mouse
    Electro-static touchpad (Multi-Finger); Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse
    Internet Speed
    105 Mbs Down/ 10 Mbs Up
    Browser
    Edge; Firefox; Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Security
    Other Info
    Sony Support Page:
    http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=VPCF136FM
    Specs Doc:
    http://www.docs.sony.com/release/specs/VPCF136FMB_mksp.pdf

Ztruker

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My old Dell Precision 370 runs Windows 8 very well.
X64, 3.4Ghz dual thread CPU, 4GB ram, 128GB SSD.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050@59Hz
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

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