11-01-2012 08:08 AM - edited 11-19-2012 10:38 AM
The content in this tread is for Consumer Notebooks that HP has tested with Windows 8 upgrade. Information may be useful for others, but drivers, applications and/or bios references are related to systems HP has tested and are providing updates for and may not work on other systems.
To determine if your specific system is one of those that HP has tested With Windows 8 and to download the instructions guiding you through an upgrade please go here and enter your Product Number
There are two types of BIOS updates.
Windows 8 BIOS updates for the most recently shipping Windows 7 systems will support UEFI 2.3.1. Such systems would be capable of supporting Windows 8 features like Secure Boot and GPT drives (these features require a clean install of Windows 8).
Windows 8 BIOS updates for older systems are limited by the BIOS chip size. Such systems will not be capable of supporting Windows 8 features like Secure Boot and GPT drives. It is still recommended to update as they introduce support for the wireless button in Windows 8 and may have other fixes related to issues seen in test.
Windows 8 BIOS updates for products supporting UEFI 2.3.1
The list below covers initial Windows 8 bios releases. More recent BIOS versions may be available on the software download web page for your product.
dv7-7000~dv7-7199 with Intel CPU
m7-7000~m7-7099 with Intel CPU
dv6-7000~dv6-7199 with Intel CPU
dv7-7000~dv7-7199 with AMD CPU
dv6-7000~dv7-7199 with AMD CPU
dm1-4200~dm1-4299 with AMD CPU
dv4-5000~dv4-5199 with Intel CPU
dv4-5a00~dv4-5a99 with Intel CPU
ENVY 4-1000~ ENVY 4-1099 with Intel CPU
ENVY 6-1000~ENVY 6-1099 with Intel CPU
ENVY 6-1000~ENVY 6-1099 with AMD CPU
ENVY SPECTRE XT 13-2000~13-2099 with Intel CPU
HP 1000-1100~HP 1000-1199 with Intel CPU
CQ45-700~CQ45-799 with Intel CPU
HP 450 with Intel CPU
CQ58-a00~CQ58-a99 with Intel CPU
HP 2000-2a00~HP 2000-2a99 with Intel CPU
g6-2000~g6-2199 with Intel CPU
g4-2000~g4-2199 with Intel CPU
g7-2000~g7-2199 with Intel CPU
m6-1000~m6-1099 with AMD CPU
m6-1000~m6-1099 with Intel CPU
CQ45-100~CQ45-199 with AMD CPU
HP 455 with AMD CPU
CQ58-a00~CQ58-a99 with AMD CPU
HP 2000-2a00~HP 2000-2a99 with AMD CPU
g6-2000~g6-2199 with AMD CPU
g4-2000~g4-2199 with AMD CPU
g7-2000~g7-2199 with AMD CPU
CQ58-100~CQ58-199 with Intel CPU
HP 2000-2100~HP 2000-2199 with Intel CPU
HP650 with Intel CPU
ENVY 14 SPECTRE 14-3100~14-3199 with Intel CPU
CQ58-100~CQ58-199 with AMD CPU
HP 2000-2100~HP 2000-2199 with AMD CPU
HP655 with AMD CPU
Windows 8 BIOS updates for products NOT supporting UEFI 2.3.1
Some of the SoftPAQ's below have already released. Some are in progress. Please check back regularly on your products software download page if the BIOS has not yet posted.
dm1-4000 ~dm1-4199 with Intel CPU
dv7-6b00~dv7-6b99 with Intel CPU
dv7-6c00~dv7-6c99 with Intel CPU
dv6-6b00~dv6-6b99 with Intel CPU
dv6-6c00~dv6-6c99 with Intel CPU
dm1-4000~dm1-4199 with AMD CPU
dv4-4000~dv4-4299 with Intel CPU
dv4-4000~ dv4-4199 with AMD CPU
dm4-3000~dm4-3099 with Intel CPU
dm4-3100~dm4-3299 with Intel CPU
g4-1100~g4-1399 with Intel CPU
g6-1100 ~ g6-1399 with Intel CPU
g7-1100 ~ g6-1399 with Intel CPU
CQ43-300~CQ43-499 with Intel CPU
CQ57-300~CQ57-499 with Intel CPU
HP 2000-300~HP 2000-499 with Intel CPU
g6-1b00~g6-1b99 with Intel CPU
g6-1c00~g6-1c99 with Intel CPU
g6-1d00~g6-1d99 with Intel CPU
dv7-6b00~dv7-6b99 with AMD CPU
dv7-6c00~dv7-6c99 with AMD CPU
dv6-6b00~dv6-6b99 with AMD CPU
dv6-6c00~dv6-6c99 with AMD CPU
CQ43-300~CQ43-499 with AMD CPU
CQ57-300~CQ57-499 with AMD CPU
HP 2000-300~HP 2000-499 with AMD CPU
ENVY 15 15-3000~15-3099 with Intel CPU
ENVY 17 17-3000~17-3099 with Intel CPU
ENVY 15 15-3100~15-3299 with Intel CPU
ENVY 17 17-3100~17-3299 with Intel CPU
g4-1100~g4-1499 with AMD CPU
g6-1100 ~ g6-1399 with AMD CPU
g7-1100 ~ g6-1399 with AMD CPU
g6-1b00~g6-1b99 with AMD CPU
g6-1c00~g6-1c99 with AMD CPU
g6-1d00~g6-1d99 with AMD CPU
dv4-3100~dv4-3299 with Intel CPU
ENVY 14 14-2000~14-2199 with Intel CPU
ENVY SPECTRE 14-3000 ~14-3099 with Intel CPU
HP Folio 13 13-1000~13-1099 with Intel CPU
dm4-2000~dm4-2199 with Intel CPU
This completes the BIOS update overview for Windows 8
11-01-2012 11:28 AM - edited 11-02-2012 02:44 PM
Well...I'm guessing they are not supported which is weird because as Mr. ArtAppreciator wrote "older systems are limited by the BIOS chip size" but if you look at some new bios files for models that are supported you'll see that their sizes are even smaller than those for DV6-6000 series. For instance the latest bios (f.12) for pavillion m6-1040er (which is supported) is 4.98MB and for dv6-6b57er (F.1A) is 7.73Mb the latter chip has more room sorta))) nevertheless it can't be upgraded to support UEFI 2.3.1 specification. I know it's not right to make a comparison like that and I'm probably wrong but still looks kinda weird to me.
11-01-2012 12:49 PM
I have a dv6-6166tx BTW, which I bought last year in October. And now they are telling me to dump this 1000$ machine because there will be no support for it anymore.
HP! Don't give us this @#$@ secure boot and other BIOS updates, just Win 8 supported Switchable Graphics drivers and Beats Audio will do just fine.
11-11-2012 10:00 PM
I am still having the same problem with my Hp Pavilion dv4 3029tx no bios updates or any news at all have been released relating to this model and hp has not tested this model according to the link above.
Laptop is only 11 months old and it has been phased out and i have ran out of support for this model.
All i want is a bios update to fix the black screen i recive after the logo of windows 8 and to be able to boot into it successfully and also a video card update would be nice aswell.
Honestly if HP have this much toruble supporting recent machines its a sad look into the quality of there support.
11-17-2012 07:35 AM
My computer hasn't been tested yet for windows 8 upgrade but am running windows 8 and 7 on dual boot. The only thing i would love from HP is switchable graphics drivers.
11-18-2012 01:17 PM - edited 11-18-2012 01:43 PM
When i checked with my product number whether my Compaq Pressario CQ60-101AU notebook is tested, it says, "HP has not tested this PC" Is this model qualified for Windows 8? But i've already bought and activated Windows 8 Pro. But everything works fine after installing Windows 8 and got some updates for driver softwares from Windows Update and everything just works fine and faster. Will HP release drivers for this model? Many who used this notebook have upgraded to Windows 8 Pro. But we didn't get the drivers from HP. If HP doesn't release drivers, where to download exact drivers for this model?
This isn't fair that Microsoft giving Upgrades even for XP/Vista Users, but the PC manufacturers(including HP) don't even release drivers for the products which are 2-4 years older. In some situations, eventhough the PC/notebook/motherboard is said compatibile by Microsoft are not given drivers by PC Manufacturers. Then what is the use of Microsoft giving the upgrades to XP and Vista knowing that they are very old OS and mostly used on very old PC/notebook Models.
HP must look on to that and release Windows 8 drivers for atleast those Win7/Vista Compatible PC/notebook models. HP must not be selfish like other PC Brands, because we love HP than other Brands for Quality and Support.
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