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Windows 8 installation - Upgrade Assistant compatibility Issue - Bluet

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    Windows 8 installation - Upgrade Assistant compatibility Issue - Bluet

    Having procured an on-line download of Windows 8, from the Microsoft web site, I am a little concerned about an incompatibility identified by the Microsoft Upgrade Assistant; namely:-

    "Bluetooth Win7 Suite (64) - Atheros Communications"

    This incompatibility was identified after restoration of a copy of the Windows 7 operating system, as installed by the manufacturer of my PC! (Recovered from an Acronis image).

    That is, the operating system, prior to installation of any personal software, or external hardware, or divers!

    Hence, I can only assume, that "Bluetooth Win7 Suite (64)" is a sub component of one of the original components of the computer:

    ASUS P8Z68-V LE Motherboard
    NVIDIA Quadro 600 1024MB Professional Video Card
    Intel i7 2600K Processor (3.4 GHz - no over-clocking)
    16GB Corsair PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (4x4 GB sticks)
    Qty 2 Sony 24x DVD-RW drives
    Qty 2 120GB Corsair Force 3 SSD (No Raid)
    Qty 1 1000GB 7200 HDD
    Onboard High Definition Audio

    My plan was to perform a clean installation of Windows 8, but I have no understanding what the implications of this incompatibility will be!

    Namely, what the function of Bluetooth Win7 Suite (64), is! And what hardware it is associated with!

    Whether a clean installation will work, without Bluetooth Win7 Suite (64)

    Whether Windows 8 install will have onboard drivers, for all of the above hardware!

    After installation of Windows 8, and installation of the manufactures latest drivers, for the Motherboard and Video Card, will I have to search elsewhere for a driver for the Bluetooth Win7 Suite (64)

    I would appreciate any advice on this matter!


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  2. #2

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    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval

    You can always install Windows 8 to VHD - you will need say 20-30 GB on any internal disk (no separate partition).

    Once booted to Windows 8 you will see if all drivers for your hardware were found and installed.
    If some driver is missing - go to manifacturer site and look for an updated version of the driver.

    VHD installation has only one difference to native installation - disk is virtual.

    Once you are happy (found all needed drivers) you can either transfer VHD installation to native disk partition or make a completely new native installation of Windows 8 to disk. I would install Windows 8 to one of the SSD's.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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