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Can I install winsows 8 on Asrock G31-ms without graphics card?


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Now since windows 8 consumer preview has been launched :razz:I want to test it on my system.
Currently I am using windows xp. My motheboard is Asrock G31-MS. It has intel G31 chipset. I DO NOT have any separate graphics card. I have a dual core intel 1.6ghz processor and 1gb of ram.
Please tell me if I can windows 8 on my computer. Also if yes, how much partion space will it need minimum?


Graphics Card is required for the animations to work in the home screen. Also mouse navigation is not smooth.


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System Requirements
Windows 8 Consumer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 7:

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster

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 or higher

To use touch, you need a tablet or monitor that supports multitouch

To access Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768

To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768

G31 supports DX9 so you can use it.


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@ OP - if possible get another 1/2GB ram module to get a much smoother windows 8 experience ;-)
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