10-28-2012 07:58 AM
Hello, I was just wondering if HP have tested dv6 notebooks compatability with Windows 8, my notebook was purchased in September 2011, so isn't old and runs Windows 7 Home Premuim and I would like to upgrade, but I would like to know if it supports the new system, many thanks
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10-28-2012 08:17 AM
A couple things. HP has not posted specific Windows 8 drivers for your unit. Others with similar models are reporting issues with HP specific hardware like the hard drive guard and hotkeys and such. Secondly, I have been following Windows 8 since the early Beta version and am advising everyone who asks me not to upgrade to Windows 8 on a traditional mouse and keyboard computer. I think my opinion is shared by a great majority of the tech press. If you happen to have a Windows computer with a touchscreen, however, dive right in and upgrade to Windows 8. The learning curve is very steep and a lot of the cool stuff just does not apply to mouse and keyboard interface. You will find yourself back at the desktop (Windows legacy interface) anyway and it is a crippled version not easily operated with a mouse and keyboard. Just my 2 cents.