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Updating Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 on branded laptop

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Updating Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 on branded laptop


    HI,

    My laptop came with pre-installed windows 8 from HP manufacturer, I heard that if we do update to windows 8.1 then hardware drivers and software issues might occur.

    I want to know that may I update my laptop without being afraid to lost anything or I have to stick with my current windows 8 that came along with my laptop.

    Many thanks.

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  2. #2


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Great Tutorial around upgrading to Windows 8.1:

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html

    What laptop have you got so we can give further guidance around drivers.

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  3. #3


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Just go to the HP website, look up your laptop, search for drivers, and see if there are specific 8.1 drivers.

    Even if there aren't, 99% chance that 8 drivers work wonderfully well with 8.1. I recommend updating despite whether there are drivers available or not.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    HP & Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 - Update | HP® Official Site


    Quote Originally Posted by HP
    Update your system from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1¹

    Please provide your PC Product Number to find out:

    • If HP has tested your computer with Windows 8.1
    • If there are Windows 8.1 update instructions available for your PC
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Harrylowt View Post
    Great Tutorial around upgrading to Windows 8.1:

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html

    What laptop have you got so we can give further guidance around drivers.

    Cheers,
    Harry

    You can review my laptop configuration underneath my avatar "My pc specs"
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Many thanks to all of you, I will go to the HP website and will look for my laptop model and then will decide for the update.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Remove Norton before attempting an update. It can cause the disk to not be locked during the install process.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Norton works fine with the Windows 8.1 update.
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