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    Can we install Windows 8 OS in any laptop regardless of the make and manufacturer? Is there any laptop which has limitation for Windows 8 OS?

    I planning to buy a good laptop now but I am afraid if it wonít support the Windows 8 OS in future. So just want to confirm like if all the laptop supports Windows 8 OS regardless of the make and manufacturer? Is there any laptop which as limitation for Windows 8 OS? Can you tell me why it will not be supported?



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    Abhishek Chauhan Array
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    Re: Can we install Windows 8 OS in any laptop regardless of the make and manufacturer? Is there any laptop which has limitation for Windows 8 OS?

    Hello,

    Friend you can install the new windows 8 OS in any laptop. Regardless of any brand your computer or laptop is of.

    But there is one thing you should make sure of.

    That is the configuration of the laptop should meet the minimum requirements of the windows 8 OS.

    See the minimum requirements below.


    • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

      You can download the windows 8 from
      HERE

    -Regards

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    Re: Can we install Windows 8 OS in any laptop regardless of the make and manufacturer? Is there any laptop which has limitation for Windows 8 OS?

    Yes, you must confirm about Windows 8 OS compatibility with Notebooks.

    Windows 8 OS is the newly launched OS from Microsoft.

    So, it has different Minimum System Requirements in comparison to Windows 7 OS.

    During purchase of any notebook or desktop, you must ensure that your product is compatible with Windows 8 OS.

    Because Windows 8 OS is going to launch on 26 October 2012 and if it proves better than Windows 7.

    Then, it would be used worldwide and it would become more popular than Windows 7 OS.

    So, in this case your notebook or desktop must be compatible with Windows 8 OS.

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    Re: Can we install Windows 8 OS in any laptop regardless of the make and manufacturer? Is there any laptop which has limitation for Windows 8 OS?

    Hi Dear Friend

    The System requirements of windows 8 are the same as for windows 7 and server 2008

    Windows 8 system requirements 64-bit (x64)

    CPU with 1GHz
    20 GByte Hard Disk space
    2 GByte RAM
    Directx-9 graphic card

    Windows-8 System requirmetns 32-bit (x86/x32)

    CPU With 1GHz
    16 GByte Hard disk space
    1 GByte RAM
    Directx-9 graphic Card

    Thanking you

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    Re: Can we install Windows 8 OS in any laptop regardless of the make and manufacturer? Is there any laptop which has limitation for Windows 8 OS?

    hii

    Yes the laptops make and configuration will surely affect the performance you will get out of windows 8 OS ..
    If you are planning to buy then i would like to suggest you to buy a monitor with touch screen if you really want to experience the best from windows 8 OS ..
    As windows 8 is made and configured to give best of it onto the touch screen monitors ..
    You can surely use non touch screens too but using windows 8 on touch screens will be an awesome experience for you..

    thanks

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    Re: Can we install Windows 8 OS in any laptop regardless of the make and manufacturer? Is there any laptop which has limitation for Windows 8 OS?



    dear friend,

    At present there is no such kind of issue that some laptops will not support windows 8.

    Now a days you can find each laptops having good configuration.

    If any laptop is built-in with any other OS apart from windows 8 then you just have to uninstall that OS.

    Just see the configuration before buying any laptop.

    Windows 8 needed following configuration-

    DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

    Minimum RAM 1GB for 32 bit and 2GB for 64 bit.

    Minimum 1GHz Processor.

    Required minimum storage of 16 Gb for 32bit and 20Gb for 64 bit

    Before buying any laptop make sure that laptop has the following configuration.

    So go on & choose any model from any company's huge range.

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    Re: Can we install Windows 8 OS in any laptop regardless of the make and manufacturer? Is there any laptop which has limitation for Windows 8 OS?

    Hi,
    You can install window 8 in computer which has min. required for window 8...

    Follow are the window 8 min. requirement:
    CPU: 1GHz minimum
    Hard Disc: 16GB Minimum (32-bit) or 20 GB Minimum (64-bit)
    Ram: 1 GB Min with 32-bit or 2GB min with 64-bit
    Graphic DirectX 9 Graphics with WDDM 1.0 or higher

    Hope you have got your answer...

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    Re: Can we install Windows 8 OS in any laptop regardless of the make and manufacturer? Is there any laptop which has limitation for Windows 8 OS?

    The minimum System Configuration needed to run Windows 8 is :
    Windows 8-32 Bit 1GHZ Processor, 1Gigs of RAM, 20 Gigs Of free HDD space and min Screen Resolution of 1024x768
    Windows 8-64 Bit 1GHZ Processor, 2Gigs of RAM, 20 Gigs Of free HDD space and min Screen Resolution of 1024x768

    Although the above mentioned requirements are minimum.(Better to get a Laptop with Good Configuration.)

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    Re: Can we install Windows 8 OS in any laptop regardless of the make and manufacturer? Is there any laptop which has limitation for Windows 8 OS?

    Yes ofcourse you shall be able to install windows 8 on the laptops of any manufacturers
    What you consider is the configuration of the laptop you purchase

    for running windows 8 following is the minimum specification required

    1.core i3 processor
    2.1gb ram
    3.50gb free hard drive space
    4.minimum screen resolution of 1024*768 pixels

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    Re: Can we install Windows 8 OS in any laptop regardless of the make and manufacturer? Is there any laptop which has limitation for Windows 8 OS?

    Dear friends.

    Yes you can install windows 8 os in any laptop or system but it's having minimum requirements.. for installation..


    1 GHz processor speed,

    2 GB Ram,

    20 GB Hard Disk Free Space.

    600/800 VGA Screen Resolution.

    Key board and Mouse.

    Thank you and All the best.

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    Re: Can we install Windows 8 OS in any laptop regardless of the make and manufacturer? Is there any laptop which has limitation for Windows 8 OS?

    Yes, you can any os in your pc irrespective of the make of the device

    What matters is the configuration that your pc has.
    Your pc must support minimum requirements to install the windows these are

    For installation of windows 8 the minimum system requirements are

    1. 1 Ghz processor speed
    2. 2 gb of RAM
    3. 20 gb free hard drive space
    4. 1024/680 resolution screen
    5. 60 mb video memory

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    Re: Can we install Windows 8 OS in any laptop regardless of the make and manufacturer? Is there any laptop which has limitation for Windows 8 OS?

    Hi,

    Installing Windows8 in laptops manufactured by all who manufacture IBM compatible machines, with different processors manufacturers like Intel who controls most of the market share are possible.

    Apple system manufactured laptops dont use Windows for their system booting as they have Apple OS to do the job.

    So IBM compatible machines will be provided Windows 8 for their OS need.

    If you have a laptop with Intel processor with 1GHz or more processor speed,
    2GB or more RAM installed.
    20 GB or more HDD space.
    1024x768 pixel resolution monitor.
    DirectX10 installed.
    You can proceed to install Windows 8.

    Thanks.

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