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DJB79
1 Copper

Installing Windows 8 from Vista

Hi All.

Can you help me install W8 on my Studio XPS 1640 (32 bit)?

I am currently running on Vista and my laptop is aging at 5 times the rate I am.  I tried to install all the latest drivers onto my laptop and then install W8 from the supplied DVD, but to no avail. Apparently the system was not suitable.

 

Regards

D

 

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Philip_Yip
6 Indium

Re: Installing Windows 8 from Vista

The system was not suitable? What did it say about the system, something about the processor or?

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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kirkd
5 Rhenium

Re: Installing Windows 8 from Vista

Dis you run the Microsoft Upgrade Assistant? The XPS 1640 should upggrade. I have upgraded older laptops.

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

Anonymous
6 Indium

Re: Installing Windows 8 from Vista

You should try this .Run Microsoft Upgrade assistant from below link.

windows.microsoft.com/.../buy

You should check if the Windows8 DVD with you is 32bit or 64bit.If it is 64bit,it may not work with your PC

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