+ 0 Votes Not sure that I understand your question/s OH Smeg 2 years ago As for using it with only 512 MEG of RAM No I haven't tried it that way but the worst that could happen is that 8 refuses to load, it's more likely to just be slow however. As for burning a DVD when you don't have a Burner you could always coup it to a USB Thumb Drive and Boot off that if that is what you are asking here provided the Hardware supports that option of course. Col + 0 Votes Reponse To Answer Benny7440 2 years ago Thanks to both of you for responding, Oh Smeg & andrew232006! I visited the link supplied above & I'm still reading it & its' own links. Very interesting & useful! If I give W8 a try this weekend or later I'll post below the outcome of it... + 1 Votes I wouldn't andrew232006 2 years ago The minimum requirements for win8 consumer preview is 1GB of ram. If windows lets you install it or you somehow work around microsoft's restrictions the OS would be unusably slow. If you do install it, assuming you have a compatible partition(NTFS I assume), it likely won't affect your data unless you choose to change/format the partitions during the install. But if it is like every other win OS it will overwrite your boot loader. Then you'll have to reinstall the linux bootloader to get back into that OS.