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Intern
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Member Since: ‎03-21-2012
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Beats audio and Windows 8

Product Name: HP P6-2133W

Product Number: QW728AA#ABA

 

 

My Question is if i choose when Windows 8 (RTM) is Released on October 26th, and i pay for $14.99 Windows 8 Pro 64bit upgrade, if i choose to do a clean install on this HP PC, would i lose my Beats Audio sound on here?     Antivirus i plan on using i think built in Windows Defender in WIndows 8 as well.  

 

Just finding out ahead of time so i can plan the apporiate time, and have everything i need to have a successful upgrade to WIndows 8 Pro 64bit

 

 

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Master's Graduate
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Message 2 of 21 (32,735 Views)

Re: Beats audio and Windows 8

The Beats Audio is tied to the IDT audio driver software. If it doesn't install on it's own after doing a clean Win8 installation, you can redownload it from your product's support & driver page from hp's website.
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Message 3 of 21 (32,731 Views)

Re: Beats audio and Windows 8

Thank you for replying, that puts me at ease to look forward to doing clean install when i get Windows 8 For $14.99 in October, as usually a clean install is the non trouble or problems install when upgrading to a new Operating System. 

 

Will make sure i get all the necessary drivers first, find all the PC's 3rd party software installers,  make sure Printer supported or use the built in Windows 8 driver if need be--Printer is HP Deskjet F380

 

 

Master's Graduate
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Re: Beats audio and Windows 8

No problem. Also, when did you purchase your PC? If it was on or after Aug 17, you also qualify for a $15 dollar refund from HP after you upgrade to Win8.

Details: https://h41201.www4.hp.com/AdLanding/us/en/7305/
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Intern
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Message 5 of 21 (32,721 Views)

Re: Beats audio and Windows 8

Purchased PC on June 16th 2012--From Walmart, so i don't think i qualify for the $15.00 dollar refund unforuately

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Re: Beats audio and Windows 8

Ah. Oh well, it's still better than the $100+ they used to charge for Windows Smiley Very Happy
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Intern
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Re: Beats audio and Windows 8

Much better than the $100 or more that's for sure

 

 

Student
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Member Since: ‎09-27-2012
Message 8 of 21 (32,549 Views)

Re: Beats audio and Windows 8

i nstalled a windows 8 (clean install) , there's no audio beats installed (hp 610-1138d) i uploaded the IDT audio driver but cannot update...my probelm is how can i reinstall the beats audio software?

PhD Student
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Message 9 of 21 (32,071 Views)

Re: Beats audio and Windows 8

Have you tried installing the driver from Windows Update?

Honor Student
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Message 10 of 21 (31,577 Views)

Re: Beats audio and Windows 8

I've downloaded the audio driver from the link below: 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5128...

it's got all of the software for my computer and drivers. But no beats audio?

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