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 Post subject: Upgrade to Windows 8
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:14 am 
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Has anyone upgraded a stock 630i to windows 8 yet and if so have you encountered any problems with nvidia and the fan and light controller.

I have upgraded ... dare I swear ... an HP DV7 Laptop to it without a hitch but would love to hear if anyone has upgraded a stock 630i as Dell are releasing touchscreen monitors.

Many thanks in advance ... Steve

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade to Windows 8
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:06 am 
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You shouldn't have any issues, as Windows 8 is essentially the same as Windows 7, just with the addition of the Metro UI.

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade to Windows 8
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:18 am 
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Stock 630i have Vista installed. Kinda tempted to upgrade. Also, if someone was to make the upgrade, should the Win7 drivers work fine?

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade to Windows 8
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:54 am 
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I'd suggest you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It won't tell you everything, but it will check most of your applications and devices for compatibility.

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

I had trouble with a wireless network adapter and a few of the applications I use ("paid" updates available, which I'm not wanting to pay for).

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade to Windows 8
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:39 am 
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Personally, I'm going to stick to windows 7 for the time being, I don't really have a reason to upgrade the os. I'm pretty happy with 7.

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade to Windows 8
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:27 pm 
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rchris wrote:
I'd suggest you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It won't tell you everything, but it will check most of your applications and devices for compatibility.

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

I had trouble with a wireless network adapter and a few of the applications I use ("paid" updates available, which I'm not wanting to pay for).


Hi, Did you upgrade your stock 630i to Windows 8 and if so did you have any trouble with the fan and light system or the esa?

I work with computers and have upgraded my HP Laptop recently which has issues with Radeon dual graphics but nothing major. I managed to get pretty much everything else working.

I'd love to do my 630i but would also really appreciate other peoples experience with their stock 630i upgrades.

I remember something about the esa board on these being a pain in the past so wouldnt want to end up with a 630i boing 747 replica jet engine :)

Many Thanks in advance :)

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade to Windows 8
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:17 pm 
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Nope, did not upgrade the 630i.

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade to Windows 8
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:52 pm 
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Might be a good idea for me to create a second partition and dual boot windows 7 and then upgrade the newly created windows 7 to windows 8 and see if it goes smoothly.

Just a thought :)

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2X 750GB Raid 0 - Hitachi 7K1000 7200rpm 32mb | Dell UltraSharp 24" LCD Monitor
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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade to Windows 8
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:44 pm 
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Upgraded to Win 8 Pro 64 byte about a month ago.
Only changes I made to an otherwise stock 630i were upgrades to video card-GTS 450-and RAM from 4 to 8 gigs.
As I use the machine as an "old school" computer, I found and installed an old style Start menu app http://www.stardock.com/products.
I got rid of AVG ($70pa) and Diskkeeper as the Win 8 antivirus and defragger work perfectly well.
Got a 5.9 out of 9.0 on the Windows Experience Index. Not bad for an aging machine; looks like it will be a few years more before I buy another.
System runs fine for me; I am glad I switched from XP-Pro 32 byte.
Hope I am not out of line posting this rather routine upgrade on a gaming site; but, who knows, there may be few old school folks who wander in here from time to time:)


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade to Windows 8
 Post Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:15 pm 
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I love my 630i, I fancy an upgrade to a bigger XPS, but I dont need to... ;) It does all I need and rocks BF3 so I am a happy bunny.
I have the GTX570 phantom, mmmmm. :)

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