I'm needing some help determining if the Studio 1747 laptop I currently use with Windows 7 (64 bit) is compatable with Windows 8? I tried updating the hardware previously using the Windows 8 preview, but the install died. For the most part, drivers should be no issue, but want to know if someone has already done this.
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I'm quite happy with W7, but being the curious type and considering the cost of the upgrade; would like to try Windows 8 on my Dell Studio 1747. I have 8 on my PC and don't think it any more demanding than 7, but am a bit dubious about going ahead with the install on my laptop. So if you go for it; how about posting back on your success.
Installed on my Studio 1747. Only things not supported was the dell wireless Bluetooth 365, and the free fall sensor. Found a driver that made my Bluetooth work on another forum. running it on 8 GB or ram and with a SSD. Starts and shuts down in less than a minute! emoticon.Stickouttongue.title
too bad i don't have touch screen emoticon.Sad.title
Installed 8 on my 1747 and am very pleased with it; everything works and it's a way faster rebooting. The only modification I did was to stop hibernating; the reason being my start button has been mis-behaving and am concerned that one time it's not going to start / boot up. So I leave it on all the time and use sleep mode.:emotion-2: