Dell Latitude E6500 and Windows 8

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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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Re: Dell Latitude E6500 and Windows 8

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Hi danialarj,

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.

Link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8

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.

Please reply for any help.

Thanks & Regards,
Nikhil D

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Re: Dell Latitude E6500 and Windows 8

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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.





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