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Loading Ubuntu 16 on New Spectre x360 Kaby

Product Name: Spectre x360

Not sure if i'm in the right area but it's worth a try. I recently purchased the Spectre x360 w/ Kaby lake i7 and have encountered some difficulty loading Ubuntu. Specifically, no wifi or sound present. Is anyone familiar w/ a means to recognize these functions?

 

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Re: Loading Ubuntu 16 on New Spectre x360 Kaby

Hi Joe,

 

You would do best to ask the fine folks at Ubuntu about your hardware ID's and compatability.

Since its all new, it will take some time I'm sure, to bring new hardware into the OS.

 

 

I have the previous version of the x360 with Skylake. Mint-18 on USB runs fine on it, but that doesn't help your question. Smiley Sad

 

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Re: Loading Ubuntu 16 on New Spectre x360 Kaby

ave_joe

 

Your HP PC is only waranteed to work with the original OS that comes preinstalled.

 

So, since the vast majority of these are Windows, this forum provides mostly Windows support, not Linux.

 

For Linux problems, as already suggested, you would do better going to the Ubuntu Forums:  http://ubuntuforums.org/


Good Luck

 

 

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Re: Loading Ubuntu 16 on New Spectre x360 Kaby

I am planning on installing Ubuntu 16.10 on the same.

Can you post some links the step by step procedure that you followed for this install .

 

Moreover I would like to have the following features.

1. Dual Boot - Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.10

2. Ability to perform a factory reset install of Windows 10 (if required before I sell off this laptop - hopefully  a few years from now)

 

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To install Ubuntu, you will have to tamper with the partitioning setup on the drive.

 

Once you do that, the HP factory reset will no longer work.

 

You can't have it both ways -- install dual-boot AND retain the HP recovery function.

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Re: Loading Ubuntu 16 on New Spectre x360 Kaby

Would the following work?

1. Make a note of the windows 10 license key,
2. Download the Windows 10 installer image from Microsoft site
3. Wipe clean the existing HD, install Windows 10 with using the downloaded image installer, and register with the noted 10 license key.
4. Install Ubuntu 16.10 on the other partition(s)
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What I've been told by other here is NO -- that will not work.

 

As the HP OEM versions of Win7 and Win8 are different from those available from Microsoft, so too is the Win10 version that comes preinstalled.

 

The product key embedded into the UEFI firmware of the motherboard of your laptop will ONLY work with the HP OEM version of Win10, not any of the versions you get from Microsoft.

 

If you overwrite what you have now with something from Microsoft, you will have to purchase a new Win10 license from Microsoft to activate that new version.

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