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Will Windows 8 work on my laptop?

ChotaDon

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I have the HPDV692ea which I bought back in 2008.
I just wanted to know if windows 8 will run smoothly on my laptop like it does on demonstrations videos I've seen on you tube. Also I've seen it starts ups in a matter of seconds on some laptops, do I need a high end laptop for that or will I get similar start up speeds on the specs my laptop currently has? Thanks!

Specs:

Product Namedv6920ea
Product NumberFM428EA
Microprocessor2 GHz Intel Pentium dual core processor T5750
Microprocessor Cache2 MB Level 2 cache
Memory3072 MB (1 x 1024 MB + 1 x 2048 MB)
Memory MaxUp to 4 GB (Up to 1 GB may not be available due to 32-bit operating system resource requirements)
Video GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Video MemoryUp to 1535 MB (256MB dedicated)
Hard Drive250 GB (5400)
Multimedia DriveBlu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer
Display15.4” WXGA High Definition BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800)
Fax/ModemHigh speed 56K modem
Network CardEthernet 10/100BT integrated network interface
Wireless ConnectivityIntel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
SoundAltec Lansing speakers

3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated
Keyboard101 key compatible
Pointing DeviceTouch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad, volume control, mute buttons, 2 Quick Launch Buttons
PC Card Slots
  • One ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
External Ports
  • 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
  • 3 USB 2.0
  • 1 VGA port
  • 1 HDMI connector
  • 1 RJ11 modem connector
  • 1 RJ45 ethernet connector
  • S-video TV out
  • 2 headphones-out
  • 1 mic-in
  • 1 IEEE 1394
  • remote control infrared port (remote optional)
  • cable docking connector
Dimensions35.70 cm (L) x 25.70 cm (W) x 2.54 cm (min H) / 3.96 cm (max H)
Weight3.10 kg (6.87 lbs)
Power
  • 90 W AC Power Adapter
  • 6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
What's In The BoxHP Pavilion WebCam with Integrated Microphone

HP Mobile Remote Control
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

GMan

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Hi,

It will run Windows 8 fine. Don't bother with x64. Install x86 (32 bit).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up

ChotaDon

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Hi,

It will run Windows 8 fine. Don't bother with x64. Install x86 (32 bit).

Thanks for the quik reply. Considering the specs of my laptop do you think its worth Upgrading to windows 8 from Windows vista? will I see a massive improvement in speed?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

GMan

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Vista SP2 is a good OS. Massive improvement in speed? Eh, maybe a slight to decent improvement.

What will be better is memory management, giving the machine an overall better feel.

I recommend installing Windows 8 as a dual boot environment so you can keep Vista and remove 8 in the future, if you don't like 8. Or vice-vera - remove Vista after you are satisfied that you like 8.

You can search Brink's tutorials on here about how to do it. It's not difficult. Any questions at all, just ask here.

Eh, forget the search. Here it is: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2344-dual-boot-installation-windows-8-windows-7-vista.html
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up

CoolJohnB

Member
Member
I have a HP Slate 500 which has a similar spec. Intel Atom 1.86Ghz Processor, 2GB RAM, 64GB HD it came with Windows 7 Professional, after installing Windows 8 I noticed a definate improvement in speed, personally I prefer it over 7 & Vista, but you will need to make your own choice.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

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