How Can You Tell If Your PC Supports Windows 8?
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 by Tim
| Filed Under: Windows 8
Joseph Lopez from NJ writes:
I have Windows XP. How can I tell if I can run Windows 8 on my PC?
With the release of Windows 8 many people will be considering upgrading. The system requirements are pretty basic for Windows 8:
1 GHz processor or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
2 GB RAM / 20 GB available hard disk space
1366 × 768 screen resolution
DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver
To use touch, you need a PC that supports multitouch
Internet access (fees may apply)
Microsoft account required for some features
Watching DVDs requires separate playback software
Windows Media Center license sold separately
See the full system requirements
But how do you check if your programs and devices are Windows 8 compatible? Microsoft has been hard at work making an upgrade assistant program you can run on your computer to find out if it will support Windows 8.
You can download the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant by clicking here.
P.S. Windows 8 Pro is discounted until January 31st to $39.99 if you order it online here.
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