Solved Possible to install Windows 8 with 1 GB of RAM

December 14, 2012 at 16:19:09
Specs: Windows 7 Service pack 1, Intel(R) Atom CPU 1.66GHz,1.00 GB RAM
My parents recently bought me Window 8 OS for my net book but i only have 1 GB of memory, i haven't tried installing.I read that the minimum RAM is 2 GB I'm waiting for a answer so i dont waste a KEY.

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December 14, 2012 at 19:20:06
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1GB is minimum for Win8 32-bit, 2GB is minimum for Win8 64-bit. I'm not sure if the Atom CPU is supported or not.

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December 15, 2012 at 00:01:19
Just yesterday in fact I installed Win8 Pro x86 on a 2gb Compaq mini PC with a 1.6ghz Atom 230 (a netbook in a box if you like) and I'm really surprised how fast it is because with Win7 it was a pathetic dog !

In any case as long as you don't go online and activate it there is nothing to stop you installing Win8 to experiment with.

TBH ram is very cheap and there is little reason not to upgrade your netbook to 2gb.

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December 16, 2012 at 16:03:40
While MS states that the 32-bit version will work with 1GB of RAM, I suspect that is the "little-fun" level. Any modern version of Windows (or any OS for that matter) will benefit from additional memory. I suggest you increase your machine to 2GB (or better) if you want to really do much with it (assuming the machine will take more RAM).

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