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Can my Vista PC support an 8.1 upgrade?

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Winn00b4    1
Winn00b4    1

Thank you shozilla.  I tried that and it seemed a bit generic, confirming that I can run Windows 8.  It didn't seem to address anything like the P45 chipset drivers or the BIOS version.  I may be worried over nothing, but thought I'd try and confirm that with the community.  Oh and I tried contacting Gigabyte, but no response, and they don't seem to have any documentation on their website regarding this board and Windows 8.

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+Frank B.    7,099

Windows 8.1 will run fine on your PC, don't worry. You'll have to get used to the different user interface though.

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TAZMINATOR    11,807

The assistant will tell you to see if Windows 8 can run on your system or not...

 

All do you is run the assistant app and wait for the answer ... then if you have windows 8 already, click close.

 

Then install 8 on it.

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Eric    1,512

You should be fine. You're ahead of where I am and I have no issues.

Intel chipset drivers for discontinued boards can be found on downloadcenter.intel.com

I believe these are the ones for the 4-series.

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xendrome    4,212

Windows 8.1 will run fine on your PC, don't worry. You'll have to get used to the different user interface though.

 

The UI isn't any different then Windows 7, only the start menu. You are suggesting the whole UI is different, it takes no getting used to. So stop trying to spread FUD please.

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Winn00b4    1

Thanks guys, it sounds like I should just grit my teeth, backup my files, and upgrade!

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Eric    1,512

Ya, I have an E7300 C2D and 3-series board and Win 8 works just fine. :)

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Lee G.    232

If it can run Windows Vista with no problems then it'll run Windows 8.1 fine.

 

An E8400 is more than powerful enough.

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metallithrax    488

Simple answer is "Yes".

 

I am using:

 

AMD Athlon64 3500

Asrock 939Dual SATA2

Corsair Value Select 1GB (1x1GB) DDR PC-3200C3 400MHz Single Channel Memory Module

GeForce 9800GT

 

That's right, 1GB RAM.  Works fine, but obviously would benefit from more.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi    1,083

I know grey wolf, and I apologize. I had a big paragraph all typed out, but iOS wouldn't let me post for some strange reason. I'm sorry. I'll be home soon with a proper keyboard. My bad.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi    1,083

To answer the thread: you should have zero problems. Almost guaranteed. But not Microsoft, so I cannot be a hundred percent sure. Fixed it, grey wolf!

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Obi-Wan Kenobi    1,083

Grr...I'm not Microsoft. Dammit where's my keyboard.....

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Gary2MBz    20

I would just get an SSD to top off that system but as is, you have another vote for a YES. My laptop is a Core 2 Duo P8600 which was Vista and now it runs 8 perfectly fine. For the SSD, I'd recommend a Samsung 840. :)

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TAZMINATOR    11,807

Grr...I'm not Microsoft. Dammit where's my keyboard.....

 

lol   take your time with keyboard...   seems that you were rushed...

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Eric    1,512

I would say an SSD is probably optional. I'm nowhere near cutting edge and Windows 8 takes about 15 seconds to boot for me.

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Winn00b4    1

Did a clean install, smoothest windows install I've ever done. No driver issues or incompatibilities. Microsoft did something right this time for sure. Huge improvement over Vista! Thanks again!

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Atomic Wanderer Chicken    1,584

Did a clean install, smoothest windows install I've ever done. No driver issues or incompatibilities. Microsoft did something right this time for sure. Huge improvement over Vista! Thanks again!

Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 8 is like coming out of a barely lit cave to a large vast grassy field with a blue sky! Your PC should undoubtedly run Windows 8.1! Enjoy Windows 8

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Raa    1,379

Edit : Never mind.

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cork1958    1,043

If it can run Windows Vista with no problems then it'll run Windows 8.1 fine.

 

An E8400 is more than powerful enough.

All I had to read was the this topic and I knew the answer!

 

If it can run that POS Vista, it will DEFINITELY run Windows 8/8.1 and probably better/faster!

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Atomic Wanderer Chicken    1,584


Windows 8 system requirements








If you want to run Windows 8 on your PC, here's what it takes:



  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)




  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)




  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)




  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver









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