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Upgrade an old HP laptop?


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dm27

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Hello all,

I have an older HP laptop: specs --> HERE and I would like to upgrade this back up computer to Win8 Pro.

Couple of questions:
1. The processor appears to be 64-bit compatible, so are there additional barriers to installing the 64-bit version of Win8 Pro that I'm not thinking of?
2. The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant lists most items compatible, but will I run into major problems finding drivers if I install the 64-bit version?

I can list the Assistant results if it will help.

Any suggestions are most welcome.

Sincerely,

DM
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Definitely need more memory unless you already have the 2GB Max it supports.

Please post the Assistant report.
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Hello Ztruker,

Thanks for the feedback, I will post the Assistant report over the weekend. Regarding your note about memory, it has the stock 1GB still.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Hello Ztruker,

It's been a hectic few days, so I apologize for the delay. I'm thinking of just staying with the 32-bit version. In addition, the Assistant report is below. I appreciate your time.

For you to review
Install an app to play DVDs
You may need to install an app to play DVDs in Windows 8.

Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC
Your PC's firmware doesn't support Secure Boot so you won't be able to use it in Windows 8.

Your screen resolution isn't compatible with snap
If it's possible, change your screen resolution to at least 1366 x 768 to snap apps.

Avira Free Antivirus
Avira, Version 12.0.0.870
Not compatible

Microsoft Interactive Training
Not compatible

Online Armor 4.0
Tall Emu Pty Ltd
Not compatible

ATI Catalyst Control Center
Reinstall it in Windows 8

ATI Control Panel
Go to the app website for help

HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.30 J1
Hewlett-Packard, Version 6.30 J1
Go to the app website for help

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Reinstall it in Windows 8

Microsoft Powertoys for XP
Go to the app website for help
Sonic Express Labeler

Sonic Solutions, Version 2.0.0
Go to the app website for help
Windows Messenger 5.1

Go to the app website for help

Compatible
AC97 Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
CXT

ATI MOBILITY RADEON Xpress 200 Series
ATI Technologies Inc.

Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Broadcom

Brother HL-2070N series
Brother

Conexant AC-Link Audio
Conexant

HID-compliant mouse
Microsoft

Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard with HP QLB
Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
Synaptics

Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Cardbus Controller
Microsoft

Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
Texas Instruments Inc

USB Mass Storage Device
Compatible USB storage device
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That doesn't look to bad at all.

I agree though, stay with the 32 bit, especially since you can only have a max of 2GB of memory.
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HI Ztruger,

I appreciate the input and I completed the install last night.

From start of download to initial account sign-in and seeing the Start screen took about 2.5hrs on this machine. So far everything is running fine and I can begin to explore Win8 in further detail.

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