1. Hassan Rashid's Avatar
    I have currently Windows 7 installed on my HP laptop. I'm planning to install Windows 8. I wanted to ask will my laptop's specs would be able to run Windows 8:

    Intel Core i3
    CPU 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
    2GB RAM
    DirectX 11

    Graphics:
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    Memory: 778 MB
    Driver Model: WDDM 1.1

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    Also, if possible, can I install Windows 8 as an extra OS or completely replace Windows 7 (dual boot)?
    09-20-2013 03:14 PM
  2. awilliams1701's Avatar
    Should be ok since win8 actually is leaner than 7. If you want to dual boot though, I've always been told the only way to pull it off is to install the newest OS first and the older OS second. In reality I don't know because I hate dual boot and haven't tried it in over 10 years.
    09-20-2013 03:24 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    Yep it will work, in fact its better than my laptop (I used to run 8, worked like a charm)

    As for dual boot, it's possible, but i cannot say at the moment
    09-20-2013 07:00 PM
  4. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    It'll work fine. I know this because your PC's specs far exceeds the minimum requirements of Windows 8 (and 7, for that matter.)
    09-20-2013 07:29 PM
  5. mase123987's Avatar
    Update will be fine. Also, unless there is a specific program that you have that has known issues with Windows 8, there really isn't a good reason to dual-boot the two. Lastly, considering adding 2gb of RAM to your computer. It shouldn't be expensive at all.
    09-20-2013 07:56 PM
  6. ashokpun's Avatar
    Ya it does work, I have got windows 7 and 8 both in my old laptop with dual core processor.

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    09-20-2013 08:21 PM
  7. Hassan Rashid's Avatar
    Thanks for all your replies. I'll be developing apps for the Windows Store using Visual Studio 2012 for Windows 8, so would that work fine?
    09-21-2013 04:30 AM
  8. Hassan Rashid's Avatar
    Someone please tell from experience... I'll be developing apps for the Windows Store using Visual Studio 2012 for Windows 8, so would that work fine on the given specs?
    09-23-2013 04:50 AM
  9. azcruz's Avatar
    The minimum memory required is 1GB, taken with a bucket of salt. 2GB should be good enough though I personally use a 4GB machine.

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    09-23-2013 05:15 AM
  10. awilliams1701's Avatar
    You really should upgrade that ram to at least 4GB minimum. RAM is cheap and development demands it. Keep in mind that all current versions of windows (Vista+) use 1GB ram just for windows. They then use an additional 1GB for optimization. Vista is not great at giving the 2nd gig back, 7 is better, but in reality you want windows to keep that 2nd gig. If you have 4GB ram, windows gives you 2 full GB to use.

    Thanks for all your replies. I'll be developing apps for the Windows Store using Visual Studio 2012 for Windows 8, so would that work fine?
    09-23-2013 10:01 AM

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