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secure boot
« on: November 07, 2012, 02:54:05 pm »
Hello
Does not having secure boot on my Dells mean that I cannot install Win 8?
If I can how do I do it so I still have a disc for future reinstallations?
I read not having secure boot would cause an upgrade to reject the upgrade.
I hope the $40 Pro is not ruled out.
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Re: secure boot
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 11:25:16 am »
It should be able to.

But just run Microsoft's upgrade assistant and it will tell you if it can or cant :wink:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8

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Re: secure boot
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 11:47:48 am »
Hello
I did run the tester before and 6 items were flagged, secure boot being one. The ophers I could handle but i loose Bluetooth. Is there a way to retrieve it after the installation?
When I clicked on more information it said the download would stop telling me it cannot be installed. I don't know if it meant the secure boot feature or the Win 8 installation. I am afraid to get 1/2 way into it and have to try and reach MS during this frantic time.
Ztruker felt it is ok and he is pretty good as you know.
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Re: secure boot
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 11:50:24 am »
It should still install without secure boot.

As for bluetooth and such, those are just drivers. All you will need to do is find updated drivers for them. A lot of times the Windows 7 drivers will work with 8. 8 is just a new version of 7.

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Re: secure boot
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 11:52:21 am »
Shoud I update the drivers before or after?
Just go to Device manager and click to install new drivers?
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Re: secure boot
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012, 11:53:00 am »
You have to do it after :wink:

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Re: secure boot
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012, 02:17:31 pm »
Thank you sir.

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Re: secure boot
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2012, 11:54:51 am »
Hello
If I move from Win 7 to Win 8, how do I retrieve the bluetooth the assistant says is incompatible?
I read that you have to remove the programs/features the assistant finds incompatible. I need bluetooth so how do I upgrade the drivers  you recommend if the program is not even there?
I was told to upgread the BIOS but know it can be tricky. Would this help with compatibility and if so should I do it before upgrading?
Would an image of Acronis fix the pc if things went wrong?
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Re: secure boot
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2012, 01:25:31 pm »
What system do you have? If it is a store bought system then you just need to go to the prodcut page for it.

Like Dell, HP and so on.

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Re: secure boot
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2012, 04:25:47 am »
This learning process will be the death of me -thank you

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Re: secure boot
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2012, 04:27:17 pm »
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This learning process will be the death of me -thank you

LOL dont let it get to you. You will be better for it, learning only makes it better :-)

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