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What is required to run Windows 8.1

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I have a Dell Inspiron Desktop PC. Came with Windows Vista.  It came with an AMD Athlon 7550 Dual Core Processor 64 Bit. It has 2 gig of RAM.   I reformatted the HD and use it to tinker with Linux distros.  Would this run Windows 8.1. Dell of course said no.

I have an older computer that runs XP. I use it only for Quicken and Versa Check - Print checks.  My wife read some articles about XP losing support. I am inclined to do nothing but I won't be able to do that.


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Yes. It will.

(I am running with 1 Gb of RAM on an older notebook.)

From Microsoft:

System Requirements for Windows 8.1:

+ 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
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