Upgrading to Windows 8

August 15th, 2012

Well, seeing as Microsoft released the RTM version of Windows 8 to Technet subscribers today I’ve gone and downloaded my copy and I am running a direct upgrade of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 to Windows 8 x64. Not as courageous (or foolish, depending upon your point of view) as you might think because I happen to have two very capable workstations, one of which has limited applications installed, so that is the workstation that drew the task.

The machine in question is an AMD 9550 Quad Core, 2.6 GHz CPU on a Biostar TA780GE motherboard with 8GB of PC6400 and a Radeon HD4670 512MB Video Card. HDD is a simple 340GB WD 7200 RPM, so this is not a screaming machine, but it’s well within the specifications. All that remains is to see how it all unfolds.