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Installing Windows 8 over Windows 2000

How can I install Windows 8 over Windows 2000? I understand that I cannot upgrade. The Upgrade Assistant does not support Windows 2000. Is there any other ways to check to see if my machine is compatible with Windows 8? I understand that I will have to buy a full Windows 8 license and that I cannot upgrade.
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    Get Win7 if you plan on gaming. If not, just install Linux. Either way it's less of a hassle.
  2. What are the specs of the PC?

    Here are the required specs for 8 and 8.1:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/system-requirements

    Here's the Upgrade Assistant for Windows 8, but it won't run in Windows 2000:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=321548
  3. You can download and run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant here:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-from-windows-7-tutorial
  4. Back. Would it be easier if I upgraded to XP, then installed Service Pack 3 for XP, then installed Windows 8?
  5. sirelias95 said:
    Back. Would it be easier if I upgraded to XP, then installed Service Pack 3 for XP, then installed Windows 8?


    No, that makes no difference.

    Again, what are the specs of the PC?
  6. The "upgrade" process won't work with anything, except possibly from XP to Vista if memory serves. Not worth the hassle, especially if the system is that old then the hardware most likely will not run anything past XP without being very s-l-o-w. What are your hardware specifications? CPU, how much RAM, etc.
  7. chicken4thewin said:
    Get Win7 if you plan on gaming. If not, just install Linux. Either way it's less of a hassle.


    This is my solution. I will get Linux.
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