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S433D
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Upgrade to Windows 8?

Hello.

i have a HP ENVY 17-2099el Notebook PC

i have installed windows 7 64-bit

i want to upgrade it to windows 8.

but the drivers (Link) Is only avilabe for windows 7-64Bit.

Should I Upgrade?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: Upgrade to Windows 8?

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Hi:

 

I can't find a W8 graphics driver for your model, so no, I would not recommend upgrading your model to W8.

 

...And below is a link to a post where someone with the same model series and video adapter installed W8, and since there is no W8 video driver for the HD6850, the graphics doesn't work.

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Display-and-Video-e-g-Windows-8/Video-Driver-for-Windows-8-and...

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S433D
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Re: Upgrade to Windows 8?

Thanks for the answer sir.
Is't there any to upgade?
When HP does Upgrade The Freamwear of Radeon (TM) HD 6850M Graphic Card's?Is there any plan to upgrade?
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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: Upgrade to Windows 8?

You're very welcome.

 

Since I don't work for HP, I cannot say whether or not HP plans to release any W8 drivers for the 6850M graphics adapter.

 

I would say that it is a safe bet that since they haven't done so by now, they never will.

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UniProg
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Re: Upgrade to Windows 8?

Paul is correct.  I would not recommend upgrading to Windows 8.

 

Check out this page to see if your computer has been tested by HP with Windows 8.

 

You can run the Upgrade assistant software, which will scan your PC and generate a report on what is currently installed on your PC is compatible with Windows 8. 

 

Good luck!

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