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getting a error when upgarding to windows 8!!!

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I have a inspiron 545s system.I am upgrading to windows 8 it is throwing a error which says 

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  • I called up the support center and tried upgrading to the new version A05 version released on 9/12/2012 but it crashes not able to upgrade help would be appreciated.

  • I got the same message when I upgraded my XPS 8500, even though it's only 4 months old.

    I wouldn't worry about it - just continue the installation. You don't really need secure-boot, it's a new boot-time security feature that they've introduced, but it needs compatible firmware.

  • magsbang,

    The Inspiron 545s is not on the approved Windows 8 list. We can only provide drivers and bios support for Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

  • Secure Boot is not an issue nor is UEFI.

    If you are going to upgrade then Do Bios BEFORE upgrade.

    There are CPU requirements and video requirements.   If you get:

    Error Code:  0x0000005D: Your CPU is not compatible.

    Execute Disable BIT must be Set to Enabled in the Advanced, Security Section of the CMOS Setup.

    To install Windows 8 on your PC, the processor (CPU) must support the following features:  

    Physical Address Extension (PAE), NX, and SSE2.

    If you want to run Windows 8 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)

    • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

    • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

    Additional requirements to use certain features:

    • To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch (more info)

    • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768

    • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768

    • Internet access (ISP fees might apply)

    • Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database

    • Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance

    • Microsoft account required for some features

    • Watching DVDs requires separate playback software (more info)

    • Windows Media Center license sold separately (more info)

    • BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only)

    • BitLocker requires either Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only)

    • Client Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and additional 2 GB of RAM (Windows 8 Pro only)

    • A TV tuner is required to play and record live TV in Windows Media Center (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Center Pack only)

    • Free Internet TV content varies by geography, some content might require additional fees (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Center Pack only)

    To check if your PC meets these requirements, you can run the Upgrade Assistant.

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