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Old 15th February 2013   #1
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Can I load Win 8 on a Core 2 Duo Mobo


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Can I load Win 8 64 bit on a home built Intel Core 2 Duo on Asus Mobo?

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Probably

Is the mobo currently setup and running another OS? If so, check this out:
Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant

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MIcrosoft.com > Windows 8 system requirements
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If you want to run Windows 8 on your PC, here's what it takes:
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)

  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Additional requirements to use certain features:
  • To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch (more info)

  • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768

  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768

  • Internet access (ISP fees might apply)

  • Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database

  • Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance

  • Microsoft account required for some features

  • Watching DVDs requires separate playback software (more info)

  • Windows Media Center license sold separately (more info)

  • BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only)

  • BitLocker requires either Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only)

  • Client Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and additional 2 GB of RAM (Windows 8 Pro only)

  • A TV tuner is required to play and record live TV in Windows Media Center (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Center Pack only)

  • Free Internet TV content varies by geography, some content might require additional fees (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Center Pack only)
To check if your PC meets these requirements, you can run the Upgrade Assistant.

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