did you try w8 on a old pc?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    i have an asus laptop p4 , 4gb ram , ati hd about 500mb of ram

    with vista , i tried to update with w8 , i tried the tool to know if it 's compatible and the tool told me yes

    i tried to install online , offline via dvd and in virtual box

    i got always this error on boot 0x0000005D

    i guess it's the cpu not supported

    is there a way for this laptop to install w8?
    can not upgrade the cpu

    now my laptop is used by the girlfriend

    thanks
     
  2. Wild Hunter

    Wild Hunter Former Poster

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    Update the BIOS to the latest version available before installing Windows 8.
     
  3. ltsnow

    ltsnow Registered Member

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    From what I have read the answer is no. Your CPU has to capable of reading a certain instruction (forget the name right now) and if it doesn't you can't install Windows 8. I checked it out because I, too, have an old computer with a Pentium 4 and it won't support Windows 8. However, from what I read you can install a beta version of Windows 8 because it didn't have this requirement.
     
  4. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    thanks
    did yoy installed the beta?
    because i read it's the more light microsoft os since xp
     
  5. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    mantra,

    Consumer Preview should install. Release Preview won't.
     
  6. Wild Hunter

    Wild Hunter Former Poster

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    The Consumer Preview as well as the Developer Preview and the Release Preview of Windows 8 expired on January 15, 2013.

    Using any of them now isn't legal anymore AFAIK.

    Not even mentioning that these old builds obviously don't receive support and updates (such as critical fixes for vulnerabilities).
     
  7. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    thanks

    by the way do you like windows 8?
    is really light ?
     
  8. moontan

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    about the same as Windows 7
     
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