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Windows 8

Models Tested

List of systems tested for upgrade to Windows 8

Fujitsu has tested the following systems for upgrade to Windows 8. Click on the Step-by-step Installation Guide tab on this page for upgrading these systems to Windows 8.

LIFEBOOK Series
  • LIFEBOOK AH532 Series
  • LIFEBOOK E752 Series
  • LIFEBOOK NH532 Series
  • LIFEBOOK P702 Series
  • LIFEBOOK P772 Series
  • LIFEBOOK S752 Series
  • LIFEBOOK S762 Series
  • LIFEBOOK T731 Series
  • LIFEBOOK T732 Series
  • LIFEBOOK T901 Series
  • LIFEBOOK T902 Series
  • LIFEBOOK U772 Series
  • LIFEBOOK UH572 Series
STYLISTIC Series
  • STYLISTIC Q572 Series
  • STYLISTIC Q702 Series

If not listed above, Windows 8 will not be supported on the model due to the lack of required drivers/firmware by key component suppliers. If customers choose to install Windows 8 on their own, there is no guarantee that all features will be supported.

Link to upgrade information provided by Microsoft

Important note

Not all Windows 8 features may be available on all Windows 7 PCs. Your system may require additional hardware, software, firmware, and/or a BIOS upgrade to install and run Windows 8. The required drivers, BIOS and firmware will be available on the Fujitsu support website .

Step-by-step Installation Guide

General

Windows® 8 provides upgrade paths from Windows® 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista® and Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 or higher.

Important note

Not all Windows 8 features may be available on all Windows 7 PCs. Your system may require additional hardware, software, firmware, and/or a BIOS upgrade to install and run Windows 8. The required drivers, bios and firmware will be available on Fujitsu support website when Windows 8 becomes available.

Upgrade installation

During an upgrade, existing user settings are retained, as well as installed applications. If you perform a clean installation, the operating system files are installed in a new folder, and you must reinstall all of your applications and reset user preferences, such as desktop and application settings.

  • Windows 8 upgrade options
    • Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Home Premium can upgrade to Windows 8 while maintaining their existing Windows settings, applications and personal files like photos, movies and documents.
    • Windows 8 Pro is available to those users running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate. Again, upgrading will allow you to keep all your files and apps.
    • Windows 8 Enterprise (which typically is only available to Corporations with active Volume license and Software Assurance subscribers) is available via upgrade to Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise installs.
    • Windows Vista (without SP1 installed) users can upgrade to Windows 8, however, only personal files (data only) will be kept through the upgrade. Windows Vista with SP1 personal files and system settings will be also maintained through the upgrade.
    • Users with Windows XP SP3 or higher will be able to upgrade to Windows 8, however, only personal files (data only) will be available after the install.
  • Non-Supported Windows 8 upgrade options
    • Cross-language installations are not supported if you plan to keep any apps or Windows settings.
    • Cross architecture upgrades – 32-bit to 64-bit. You will need to do a clean wipe and install.
    • Upgrading from XP SP3 or higher is not supported if you plan to keep any apps and Windows settings. It allows keeping only personal files.
    • Upgrading from Vista is not supported if you plan to keep any apps and Windows settings. It allows keeping only personal files.
    • Upgrading from Vista SP1 is not supported if you plan to keep any apps. It allows keeping only Windows settings and personal files.
    • Cross firmware upgrades – BIOS to UEFI. You will need to do a clean wipe and install.

Clean installation

You need to choose a clean installation of Windows 8 in the following cases:

  • No operating system is installed on the computer.
  • The installed operating system does not support an upgrade to Windows 8.
  • A clean installation is preferred.

The most basic advantage of a clean installation is that all of your systems can begin with the same configuration. All applications, files, and settings are reset. You can use a single disk image or answer file to make sure that all of the desktops in your organization are standardized. In this way, you can avoid many of the support problems that are caused by irregular configurations.