Microsoft's Windows 8 Operating system launched on October 25th, 2012.
Please follow the links below to learn more about Windows 8 on Dell systems and how to more easily deploy and manage the OS on Dell systems.
This page will serve both as a one stop resource for Windows 8 on Dell and as a launchpad for discussions related to Dell clients and Windows 8.
Here is a demo of the Dell Laitiude 10 tablet running Windows 8:
Windows 8 and Dell Resources
For Server OS information, visit the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 page on TechCenter.
Not able to launch Windows 8 with Oracle VM Virtual Box on my Inspiron 1545 as it uses a Mobil Intel 4 series express chipset and does not support hardware acceleration.
I'm using a Dell Dimension 4600 to test the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 (Yes, I know it's a dinosaur). The Consumer Preview is working fine. However, the Release Preview will not install. I suspect it is because the BIOS is too old. (The version that is currently installed is S12.) Are there any moves afoot to upgrade the BIOS and expose the NX / XD bit in the BIOS security settings?
Microsoft's shortsightedness will severely hurt PC sales. I have kept my Windows User Interface (UI) as close to the same as possible since Windows 95. I tried Windows 8 and I do not like the Metro UI. It simply does not fit my needs and is not as quick and easy to use without a touch screen system. Even with a touch screen, you are constantly having to switch back and forth between your mouse, your keyboard and the screen which takes time and it feels labor intensive after several hours. So unless Microsoft changes Windows 8 so that the UI can be configured to work like I want it to and I am use to, I will not be buying anymore PC based computers. The only reason I have stuck with the PC based computers for nearly 20 years is because I knew how to use Windows. If I have to learn to use a completely new type of UI, I will be doing it on an Apple.
my laptop cannot reset and restore anymore. How can i install my os again as i dont receive any istallation disc from dell