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    How to know if Windows 8 OS is compatible on Acer notebook?

    I am planning to install windows 8 OS on my Acer notebook running on windows 7. I wish to know if the OS is compatible on my device before I go for it. How can I know that?

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    Aniruddha Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: How to know if Windows 8 OS is compatible on Acer notebook?


    A few simple checkups can tell wheather your laptop will qualify to use Windows 8 or not. Follow the trail "

    minimum hardware requirements for running Windows 8 include a processor with a clock speed of 1GHz or more; at least 2GB of RAM for 64-bit systems (or 1GB for 32-bit), 20GB of hard drive space (16GB for 32-bit), and DirectX 9-capable graphics.

    while the operating system will work at resolutions as low as 1,024-by-768, you'll need to push that up to at least 1366-by-768 in order to use apps side-by-side.

    Acer specially offers driver support for Windows 7 laptops purchased between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013, as well as offering an upgrade assistance to guide you through the specifics of the upgrade process.

    You can log into acer.com for that guidence.


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    kumar12337 Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: How to know if Windows 8 OS is compatible on Acer notebook?

    HI, my dear friend.............TO know If windows 8 Os is compatible with your pc or not


    Windows-8 system requirements 64-bit (x64)
    CPU with 1 GHz
    20 GByte Hard disk space
    2 GByte RAM
    DirectX-9 graphics Card

    Windows-8 system requirements 32-bit (x86/x32)
    CPU with 1 GHz
    16 GByte Hard disk space
    1 GByte RAM
    DirectX-9 graphics Card

    after that ..... just check the above configuration if you have or not..........that is simply

    restart the pc and press F2/del key while it restarting.....and see your configuration...............ALL THE BEST

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    ghanathey swetha Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Re: How to know if Windows 8 OS is compatible on Acer notebook?

    Before upgrading to Windows 8,run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It scans your current PC to see if it is ready for Windows 8 and then provides a compatibility report and optional steps for you to buy, download, and install Windows 8.

    Visit the below link to download:

    Thank you.

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    pushp Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012

    Re: How to know if Windows 8 OS is compatible on Acer notebook?

    Hello !!!

    to get ensure that whether your machine is compatible with the operating system or (vice-versa ) or not .
    there are the minimum configuration of the machine which should have in order to run windows 8.

    following are the minimum configuration :-

    1. ram of 2 GB
    2. hard disk of 160 Gb
    3. graphic card of 512 Mb
    4. processor of frequency above 2.5 Ghz.
    5. Direct X 9 or higher

    these are the minimum configuration that a laptop must have in order to install windows 8.

    hope i am clear to you.
    thanks for posting in EALP.

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