I have a Dell notebook - Latitude E6500 - which supports windows 7. I wonder does it support windows 8 as well? because i could not find the related drivers in the official website of Dell (Drivers&Download). If it supports, does it mean i can use the same drivers as win 7?
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Yes the latitude E6500 is compatible with windows 8 operating system, as the system qualifies for the basic hard ware requirements for windows 8 operating system, but the support.dell.com web site is not updated with the compatible drivers as Latitude E6500 was only tested on windows XP, vista and 7 operating systems.
You can run the windows 8 upgrade assistant from the below link to check if the system is compatible with windows 8 operating system.
If the assistant is asking for a specific driver for a particular hardware please try installing the drivers for windows 7 in compatibility mode or you need to install the driver from the hardware manufacturer’s website.
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If you do a clean install the only things not recognized are the Chipset and Broadcomm USH.
I would update the bios to the latest version since windows 8 is not supported for bios updates.
The other way to go about this is to get a new hard drive and try windows 8 on a clean drive.
That way if you don't like it you can swap back.
Broadcomm Unified Security Hub Driver for E6500.
USH run as admin compatibility Vista SP2