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September 23, 2012 6:28:34 PM

Hello, this is my existing Computer specification.

Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3

CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 2.33GHz 44 °C
Conroe 65nm Technology

RAM
512 MB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15)

Motherboard
Intel Corporation DG31PR (J3E1) 71 °C

Graphics
LE1922 (1440x900@59Hz)
Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family

Hard Drives
149GB Western Digital WDC WD1600AAJS-22PSA0 (SATA) 34 °C

Optical Drives
SONY DVD RW DRU-190A

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

Can I upgrade to Windows 8, if all I do is upgrade the RAM to 2GB?

Thanks.

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September 23, 2012 6:49:16 PM

You can't upgrade directly to windows 8 from xp. You will have to do a complete wipe, and install windows 8 - you'll need to backup any data on your hard drive before doing this. You should be able to install windows 8 with just a ram upgrade.
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a b * Windows 8
September 23, 2012 7:09:20 PM

i would blow the dust out of your pc and check that the cpu fan is working. (71c) in temps is hot for a cpu/motherboard combo.
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September 24, 2012 5:50:47 AM

ss202sl said:
You can't upgrade directly to windows 8 from xp. You will have to do a complete wipe, and install windows 8 - you'll need to backup any data on your hard drive before doing this. You should be able to install windows 8 with just a ram upgrade.



Thank you for the info.
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September 24, 2012 5:55:50 AM

smorizio said:
i would blow the dust out of your pc and check that the cpu fan is working. (71c) in temps is hot for a cpu/motherboard combo.



Thanks for the tip. The computer is about 3-4 years old and is located in a very dusty environment. And it has never been cleaned from inside.
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a b * Windows 8
September 24, 2012 6:30:44 AM

You would most defiantly need to upgrade your ram and I do not know enough about intel hardware to know if your integrated graphics will have Windows 8 drivers or not.
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a c 384 * Windows 8
September 24, 2012 6:49:30 AM

Would it be possible for the OP to create a fresh partition on his drive and install the W8 developer to see if it runs? Something I would try...(once the RAM is upgraded...)
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September 24, 2012 4:29:19 PM

bryonhowley said:
You would most defiantly need to upgrade your ram and I do not know enough about intel hardware to know if your integrated graphics will have Windows 8 drivers or not.



The graphics card is where I have the most doubt as well.
Everything else is pretty black and white.
I'm not sure if my card supports Direct X 9 with WDDM 1.0.
Need to do a bit more research. :pt1cable: 
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September 24, 2012 4:34:42 PM

dodger46 said:
Would it be possible for the OP to create a fresh partition on his drive and install the W8 developer to see if it runs? Something I would try...(once the RAM is upgraded...)


I don't know much about Windows 8 developer. Is it the same as either the Release Preview or the RTM?
It's a good idea to try before I format the computer.
Thanks for the tip.
If the developer preview works, is it certain that the OS will work?
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a c 384 * Windows 8
September 24, 2012 5:18:33 PM

I had the developer but now have the Release Preview Evaluation copy which I imagine will be pretty much what we'll get next month. Can't see how it would do any harm to install it on a partition, I had the developer dual booting with 7 on another rig quite successfully. Best back up your data in case tho...
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September 26, 2012 6:25:17 AM

dodger46 said:
I had the developer but now have the Release Preview Evaluation copy which I imagine will be pretty much what we'll get next month. Can't see how it would do any harm to install it on a partition, I had the developer dual booting with 7 on another rig quite successfully. Best back up your data in case tho...



Cool, I'll try it out. Thanks...
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September 26, 2012 7:00:10 AM

Definitely you can upgrade to windows 8 but you need to first upgrade your RAM to 1 or 2 GB.
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a c 384 * Windows 8
September 26, 2012 9:55:24 AM

Took a couple of days 'playing' before I got used to it, but I was having to diagnose a fault on the machine at the same time, assume that general use is straightforward, v. fast boot and program load and love most of the apps... esp news...
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September 27, 2012 8:07:44 AM

conziyus said:
Hello, this is my existing Computer specification.

Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3

CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 2.33GHz 44 °C
Conroe 65nm Technology

RAM
512 MB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15)

Motherboard
Intel Corporation DG31PR (J3E1) 71 °C

Graphics
LE1922 (1440x900@59Hz)
Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family

Hard Drives
149GB Western Digital WDC WD1600AAJS-22PSA0 (SATA) 34 °C

Optical Drives
SONY DVD RW DRU-190A

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

Can I upgrade to Windows 8, if all I do is upgrade the RAM to 2GB?

Thanks.


You can't upgrade to Win 8 in the existing system configuration. Win 7 requires at least 1 GB RAM and you are not carrying even that configuration. Upgrade to minimum 2 GB RAM.
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