All you need to know about Windows 8 compatibility
Windows 8 is backward compatible. This should put a lot of your fears to rest as this clearly means that most peripherals that you may have at home or office or in your network won’t actually become redundant, once you upgraded to Windows 8. Yes, you may actually use them like earlier and enjoy the same performance too.
If you are considering going for a Windows 8 upgrade, read through the below mentioned to know everything about Windows 8 compatibility.
How to find out if your PC is Windows 8 compatible?
Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant is a wonderful and convenient tool that can help you to determine whether or not the PC that you are currently using can run Windows 8. When you run this program, it will scan your PC to check the software and hardware requirements and accordingly give you a report on the same. It will also recommend the necessary software that you will need to install and even give you options to download. Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant basically takes care of the following:
üÂ It scans your PC – hardware, apps, and peripherals – to see if they meet the minimum Windows 8 system requirements
üÂ It gives you a compatibility report that you can use immediately or save to use later to see which apps and devices will work and which won’t
üÂ It also checks the support for features such as Windows Store, multi-touch functionality, secure boot etc.
üÂ Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant gives you easy options to buy, download, and install Windows 8 and further suggests which edition of the OS would best suit your current PC, based on the system requirements
Depending on the Windows 8 compatibility report, you could decide if you could upgrade directly or you will have to go in for specific driver upgrades to make particular hardware components compatible. As a best practice, visit the PC manufacturer’s website for information on the latest drivers to upgrade to and gauge their compatibility index.
While you want to know about Windows 8 and its compatibility quotient, you might also want to know about the system requirements. Check if your current PC has:
- 1 GB (32-bit or 64-bit) RAM
- 16 GB Hard Disk Space
- 1 GHz Processor
- Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
While you can do the above mentioned, all by yourself, you could also take help from iYogi tech experts to do it for you. iYogi Certified Technicians can help you install and configure the different settings on Windows 8 to make the OS serve you as per your requirements. After installation, if you ever face an issue while working with this operating system, you can reach us by calling us on our toll free number. Our tech expert can remotely access your PC and identify and resolve the PC issue for you. We are available round the clock and wait to serve you, at your time and as per your convenience. Keep our number handy for any tech assistance with your Windows 8 PC.