Can I upgrade my HP Mini311-1000 from Windows 7 to Windows 8? (329 Views)
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AlbertoS
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Can I upgrade my HP Mini311-1000 from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

    I have a Hp Mini311 running Windows 7 32 bit with a BIOS Version 2.6. The CPU is a N280

    running  @ 1.66GHz. The installed memory is 3.00 GB and the product number is VL33DAV.

 

    Can I update this BIOS and run Windows 8 on this machine?

 

Thanks,

Alberto

   

   

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Mumbodog
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Re: Can I upgrade my HP Mini311-1000 from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

It should run W8 with no bios update, when W8 is offically released, there will be upgrade advisor software you can run in Windows 7 to show you any issues in upgrading to W8, you will have to wait for it though.

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AlbertoS
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Re: Can I upgrade my HP Mini311-1000 from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

    Thanks for your reply.

 

    I mention BIOS because I had printed a HP alert. It said:

 

"Important: Install Critical BIOS Updae for the Netbook

 This document pertains to HP Mini 1000/1100 PC series

  notebooks.

  HP recently released a critical BIOS update, version F.13 or later. for HP Mini

  1000 seriesof notebook PCs."

 

  Also I ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant Report and it said:

 

 "Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC

  Your PC's firmware doesn't support Secure Boot so you won't be able to use it in Windows 8."

 

   Maybe this is associated with my old BIOS version?

 

 

 

 

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Re: Can I upgrade my HP Mini311-1000 from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

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It could, it will not keep you from installing W8, I have installed W8 final version on several old PC's that do not support secure boot.

 

"Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC

  Your PC's firmware doesn't support Secure Boot so you won't be able to use it in Windows 8."

 

Translation: You will not be able to use the Secure Boot feature but can install W8.

 

 

 

Please post your full product Number so I can research the bios update.

 

 

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/findModel?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en

 

 

 

#2

 

Please Do Not post your s/n

 

 

 

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AlbertoS
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Re: Can I upgrade my HP Mini311-1000 from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

On the bottom of the case is Product:VL330AV

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Re: Can I upgrade my HP Mini311-1000 from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

Latest bios update (F.16) for that model is dated December 2010, so it would not be for compatibility with W8.

 

You should have no problem installing W8, you just won't have "Secure Boot"

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Thanks for your help.
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