bios update for windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by jonnybravo0820, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. jonnybravo0820

    jonnybravo0820 MDL Novice

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    hi want to install windows 8 my pc came with xp on and it has windows 7 on now. i want to put windows 8 on if i can?

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    asustek a7n8x-vm

    american megatrends v 8.00 08/15/2003
    smbios version 2.3

    processor - amd athlon xp 2800+ 2079Mhz

    i have been to motherboard website and downloaded bios file which is a 004 file (not sure what that is) and also downloaded bios updater ffrom there but when i run it on my pc onothing happens!

    please help cheers
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Check the PM.
     
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  3. mondragonboy

    mondragonboy MDL Novice

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    u 2800+ processor can run win7?
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Windows 7 should be run! But it will be slow!
     
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  5. BigW

    BigW MDL Member

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    #5 BigW, Jan 3, 2013
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    Well many here would say that Windows 8 is eveal so this is the ultimate prooof of the downfall of Windows 8 and Microsoft.

    The worst thing about Windows 8 is that it can't run on nearly 10 year old Hardware but Windows 7 does (somehow) run so Windows 7 have to be better! What a shame! o_Oo_O

    Well I've another sugestion: Let's put some fancy stickers on a 40 year old VW-Bug (yes the 36 HP Version with the seperated backwindow) and drive a Nascar-Race with it!
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    That one were the so called: "Brezel Kaefer", had on beginning just 24HP and no hydraulic brakes, and was build starting 1947. I had one from 1952 with 28HP, my first car!!

    OK, that were Off Topic, sorry for that, but a good time for to remember!!

    Back to topic! Some of the 10-12 years old hardware still works with Windows 8! But it's a pain the the a** for to do that! There were to many technical changes within the last 10-12 years and many new things was coming, which are today just be the standard. A generation of electronic and related hardware are are shorten down to below 1 year. Question would be: for how many generation should software backward compatible? 2,3,4 5 or more? I think the border would be somewhere by max 5!

    10-12 years ago, how many companies were using mainly computer for communication? just about 20-30% while today that are 80+%!! 20 years ago many people even had known what an E-Mail would be! And who write today a letter from Hand?

    That's life, so for old computer we hardly could use with todays software!
     
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