Is it possible to install windows 8 on older pc

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by strangerguy, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. strangerguy

    strangerguy MDL Novice

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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. strangerguy

    strangerguy MDL Novice

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    Actually the problem is not with driver but its a processor as there is no "active nx" option on my processor so i cannot install windows 8 by upgrade or usb on this desktop.
    I want to know is there any patch available or anyway to skip the step and install win 8 on old processor
    Thanks
     
  3. EFA11

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  4. strangerguy

    strangerguy MDL Novice

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    I cannot post link so no screenshot available :(
     
  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    You can provide link with simply editing the adress a bit, e.g.: h t t p :/ w w w.........
    Regards
     
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  6. strangerguy

    strangerguy MDL Novice

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    still not able to insert link anyway you can see EFA11 link an that requirement is not availaable in my p4 processor
     
  7. strangerguy

    strangerguy MDL Novice

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    its Inel pentium 4 cpu 2.60ghz 1.73 ghz
     
  8. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    have u tried installing... did it give any error while doing so... or just by seeing requirements u didn,t try it... if so I am with odiebugs...
     
  9. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    Newer P4's have NX but it could be BIOS-locked, so check with coreinfo or aida64, if CPU has NX but locked, you can BIOS unlock it and install win8.

    No NX, no go. :D
     
  10. strangerguy

    strangerguy MDL Novice

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    hxxpp://i50.tinypic.com/sf9xxd.jpg

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  11. strangerguy

    strangerguy MDL Novice

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    above result i got from sysinternals but i cannot find nx in bios
    odie:i am not fear of security as almost all av run quite good on my pc and i am on kaspersky pure with mbam and hitman pro
     
  12. strangerguy

    strangerguy MDL Novice

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    no i get error i cannot install it

    i cannot find nx option in my bios
     
  13. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    Sorry buddy no way then... atleast upto my knowledge
     
  14. strangerguy

    strangerguy MDL Novice

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    but you can see in the pic sysinternals shows nx is available on my cpu
     
  15. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    Then u must try searching on intel site... may be there will be a guide there
     
  16. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I think that you should first post the real and complete infos about your hardware using!
    That said, it means:
    • CPU: Brand, Model, speed (in GHz), socket
    • Mainboard: Brand, Model, Bios Brand and version
    • Memory: amount and type
    With that info it's much more easy to get help because it tells us what we need to check it would or wouldn't work with Windows 8.
     
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  17. strangerguy

    strangerguy MDL Novice

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    Ok i have check from intel utility tool and 8 cannot ne install on my old processor so i have to upgrade it
    Thanks all for your cooperation
     
  18. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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  19. Atari800XL

    Atari800XL MDL Addicted

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    Haha, and now we still don't know this guy's system details. So everybody who came here to help is still wondering...
    What's more: We would like to know for future questions... That's what's so nice about forums like this: Later on somebody might have the same problem and could learn from your question, but only if you supply the specs!!!
     
  20. drone69

    drone69 MDL Novice

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    I put Win8 on my girlfriends pc with the same cpu and it works no problem. Like the others have said without knowing the MB no one can help.