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Windows 8 upgrades

  • Aloha!

    Can older DELL products upgrade to Windows 8 OS? What are the minimum specifications and requirements, pls?

    For instance, can I customer upgrade Inspiron 17R laptop with Windows 8?

    Eddie M.

    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii military store.


  • Hi Eddie,

    Any laptop that's already running windows 7 should be able to upgrade to windows 8.  Windows 8 should be even faster on most laptops that are running Windows 7.  I found an article on PCMag that says the minimum requirements for upgrading to windows 8 are: 

    • 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. 

    Hope this helps. 


  • Thank you Emily! Appreciated!