How can I check my computer can install windows 8 or not?

I’ve heard that Microsoft Windows 8 will be early officially released. But my friends said that it needs some hardware requiments to install. How can I check my computer is ready for Microsoft Windows 8?

nguyen's answer

Yes, on August 1st, 2012, Microsoft inform that their new operating system, i.e. Microsoft Windows 8, has change to new phase RTM (Release to Manufacturing) or ready to be put into manufacturing. And the release date from Microsoft is October 26th, 2012.


Starting with Windows 8 Release Preview, processors on a system must support NX and SSE2 for the system to boot successfully. If your system has the support but the settings are misconfigured, the options will be overridden before kernel boots up the system. This kernel enhancement is not available in Windows 8 prior to the Release Preview. If not, when installing Microsoft Windows 8 you will get this error message:



To check your system is fulfilling Microsoft Windows 8 or not, follow below steps.


Step 1. Go to web browser and download Coreinfo command-line utility from Microsoft. Let’s assume that you save downloaded file and extract Coreinfo.exe file into C:\ folder.



Step 2. Click on Start button then type cmd into Search programs and files. Press Enter key.



Step 3. On the Command prompt window, type cd C:\ then press Enter. After that, type coreinfo then press Enter. Click OK to accept any question of the pop-up window.



Step 4.  You will see a lot of information that pulled out from coreinfo. Check the two rows as shown in the picture.



If you can the two rows, it means you can install Microsoft Windows 8 on your system.


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