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and enter. Now let's get started on this week's topic from member,
Steve, who has an older Windows XP machine and wants to know if he can
revitalize it by installing the soon-to-be-released Windows 8
First off, Steve or should I say member sdownes_2000, I see you've
been busy responding to our member answers in your discussion thread.
Just so you know, I love it when I see a member participating in the
discussion that we've hosted from this newsletter. I really wish more
folks did so! Not only does your interaction and feedback help other
members understand your situation better, so they can offer the best
advice, but it also validates our members' efforts, so they know they
aren't just talking to a brick wall. We all really appreciate it!
This week we had a great deal of advice from our members, and since
Windows 8 is right around the corner from being released, I'm sure a
lot folks can benefit from this discussion. As many members have
advised, the best thing before you even do anything is to see if your
older system is up to snuff to run Windows 8 -- check out the links
provided by j2callie for that. And while many people say that your
system more than likely will be able to run Windows 8, upgrading a few
components wouldn't hurt and will make the experience better. And if
your system is just too old to take on Windows 8, there are a lot of
people who recommend either going with Linux or even cleaning out your
system and reloading Windows XP for a new start. Thanks, everyone, for
your contributions and have a great weekend!
Q: Can I install Windows 8 and revitalize my old machine? With so many expectations associated with Windows 8 and the unexpected
affordability of its price tag, options abound for its implementation.
Microsoft has made no secret of its wish to have one system to rule
them all, but if that is the case, we really need Windows 8 to
displace the XP systems out there. So, here is my question...I have a
2.8Ghz, Pentium 4 with 1.5GB of RAM and a 80GB hard drive. It has a
very good sound card and basic video card. I really want to do
something with it, such as turning it into a jukebox or a basic PC for
my son, but I really have to replace the OS. Can I install Windows 8
and revitalize my machine and, if so, what else do I need and what
should I expect? I am sure there are many other people out there
wondering the same thing. Can you help? Thanks.
Q: Need programs moved to new Mac, who should I have do it? I would appreciate your suggestion. I'm a self-employed
advertiser/graphic artist. I am at the point where I have to upgrade
my Apple Mac G5. But...I'm also not sure of the best way to transfer
the few apps that I have on my Mac G5 that I "downloaded" over the
years; all other info I have backed up on CDs. Apple says it'll move
all the info for $100 or should I have someone else do it so that I
can be more careful and safe on what is kept? Can I count on Apple? Or
is this something I can even do myself? What is your opinion? Thank
you for your help.