Windows 8 Upgrade

Important Upgrade Information

Please read the following important information before beginning your upgrade:

  • Not all Windows 8 features may be available on all PCs.*
  • Your particular experience with Windows 8 will be determined by the capabilities of your PC.
  • HP is providing upgrade instructions and drivers will be available for more Windows 7 systems sold after 1st October 2011.
  • If you want to restore the original operating system after upgrading, you must create HP recovery media before you upgrade.
  • Please note that if you purchased your system prior to October 1, 2011, HP has not tested these PCs or developed Windows 8 upgrade instructions or drivers for them. Upgrading such systems may be difficult or impossible.
  • For information about the Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade Offer go to and

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* Not all Windows 8 features may be available on all Windows 7 PCs. Your system may require additional hardware, software, firmware, and/or a BIOS upgrade to install and run Windows 8.