Hello, I have 2 Dell dimension XPS running XP PRO. Now that XP is being non supported and Microsoft is leaving it with a major problem with wuaucit.exe running in svchost I want to install windows 8. However, win 8 does not support my cpu because it does not have the execute disable bit. My cpu is a pentium 4, 3.2 GHZ, 800 MHZ, 512 KB cache. I am looking for new cpu and what do I do about the BIOS. i am also trying to find information about the mother board to see if I put a new cpu is it wire so that windows can access the bit. Everyone says I need to get new machines but these cost over $3,000 new plus the software. I also have a dell inspiron 8500. I thought a simple way to get around the svchost problem was to go to win 7 but the problem is in seven as well so I changed my browser to safari.
any help will be greatly appreciated
Dell will have the list of what processors you can upgrade to. Fortunately, it looks like someone has already asked a similar question at CPU Upgrade for Dimension XPS T450 - Desktop General Hardware Forum - Desktop - Dell Community