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Dell Latitude E6500 and Windows 8

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Dears,

I have a Dell notebook - Latitude E6500 - which supports windows 7. I wonder does it support windows 8 as well? because i could not find the related drivers in the official website of Dell (Drivers&Download). If it supports, does it mean i can use the same drivers as win 7?

IN advance, Thank you ;)

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  • Hi danialarj,

    Yes the latitude E6500 is compatible with windows 8 operating system, as the system qualifies for the basic hard ware requirements for windows 8 operating system, but the support.dell.com web site is not updated with the compatible drivers as Latitude E6500 was only tested on windows XP, vista and 7 operating systems.

    You can run the windows 8 upgrade assistant from the below link to check if the system is compatible with windows 8 operating system.

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

    If the assistant is asking for a specific driver for a particular hardware please try installing the drivers for windows 7 in compatibility mode or you need to install the driver from the hardware manufacturer’s website.

    Please reply for any help.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Nikhil D
    #iworkfordell

    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US Customers; India Customers. For Dell Support videos click Here

  • If you do a clean install the only things not recognized are the Chipset and Broadcomm USH.

    I would update the bios to the latest version since windows 8 is not supported for bios updates.

    The other way to go about this is to get a new hard drive and try windows 8 on a clean drive.

    That way if you don't like it you can swap back.

    Broadcomm Unified Security Hub Driver for  E6500.

    htttp:/ftp.us.dell.com/control%20Point/

     

    DELL_CONTROLPOINT-CONNECTION_A11_R207458.exe   32 bit
    DELL_CONTROLPOINT-CONNECTION_A11_R207459.exe   64 bit

     

    USH  run as admin  compatibility  Vista SP2

    Report Unresolved Customer Service Issues here:

    Dell - Unresolved Customer Service Issues

    I do not work for Dell. I too am a user.

    The forum is primarily user to user, with Dell employees moderating.

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  • Hi danialarj,

    Yes the latitude E6500 is compatible with windows 8 operating system, as the system qualifies for the basic hard ware requirements for windows 8 operating system, but the support.dell.com web site is not updated with the compatible drivers as Latitude E6500 was only tested on windows XP, vista and 7 operating systems.

    You can run the windows 8 upgrade assistant from the below link to check if the system is compatible with windows 8 operating system.

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

    If the assistant is asking for a specific driver for a particular hardware please try installing the drivers for windows 7 in compatibility mode or you need to install the driver from the hardware manufacturer’s website.

    Please reply for any help.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Nikhil D
    #iworkfordell

    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US Customers; India Customers. For Dell Support videos click Here

  • If you do a clean install the only things not recognized are the Chipset and Broadcomm USH.

    I would update the bios to the latest version since windows 8 is not supported for bios updates.

    The other way to go about this is to get a new hard drive and try windows 8 on a clean drive.

    That way if you don't like it you can swap back.

    Broadcomm Unified Security Hub Driver for  E6500.

    htttp:/ftp.us.dell.com/control%20Point/

     

    DELL_CONTROLPOINT-CONNECTION_A11_R207458.exe   32 bit
    DELL_CONTROLPOINT-CONNECTION_A11_R207459.exe   64 bit

     

    USH  run as admin  compatibility  Vista SP2

    Report Unresolved Customer Service Issues here:

    Dell - Unresolved Customer Service Issues

    I do not work for Dell. I too am a user.

    The forum is primarily user to user, with Dell employees moderating.