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Dell Inspiron M5030 - unsupported to upgrade to Windows 8?

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Is there any particular reason why Dell does not support upgrade for this laptop? See:

I only bought it last year in July, so it is very disappointing to see that Dell does not support upgrade for it from Windows 7 to Windows 8. I got halfway through the Windows 8 installation, the two things I needed to uninstall it said were "Dell Touchpad" and "Dell Stage" but obviously did not proceed to uninstall those two after seeing the above page.


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  • And I can now answer this myself, upgraded successfully despite Dell not supporting it! Hope this helps others in the future though...

  • Hai frnd...i have L501X XPS 15 laptop.i was purchesed in jan 2012. able upgrade to windows 8?pls tell me