Is it possible to install windows 8 on older pc

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  1. StrangerGuy

    StrangerGuy Registered Member

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    Hello, I try to upgrade windows 8 on my old pc(not that old as 7 is running smoothly)
    There is no "NX" or "XD" feature in processor,is there any way I can bypass the step and install windows 8 on this machine

    I have installed 8 on my laptop and I like it that is why i want to upgrade my desktop too but i don't wish to upgrade my hardware right now

    Any help will be appreciated
    Thanks
     
  2. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    why don't u make an image of your current partition using some free tool like EaseUS Todo Backup Free, then install Windows 8 on that older laptop and see if it works well. Windows 8 usually have built in drivers for everything.

    PS: I don't know how on earth did you like this crappy OS
     
  3. StrangerGuy

    StrangerGuy Registered Member

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    Its not installing on my desktop but running fine on laptop
    I like it -- not sure but want to install it on desktop too
     
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  5. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    StrangerGuy,

    Unless you can enable XD in your BIOS you are out of luck. I tried restoring an image of a good Win8 partition to a "problem" computer but you still get the processor error when you boot.
     
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