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Alienware sort of ready for Windows 8 upgrade
Six systems will work, but with issues
Windows 8 launches tomorrow and many of you would be willing to spend $39.99 for the upgrade, or at least consider upgrading your existing PC.
If you just purchased a new, qualified Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 based on Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home premium, Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate you will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 PRO. You can find some details here.
It’s funny to see that Microsoft endorses touch screen despite the fact that most monitors and noteboks out there don’t feature touchscreens, and the upgrade of a screen to support touch on existing notebook is almost an impossible task.
Alienware lists six systems, four of them being notebooks and has a lengthy list of what might not work after upgrade. Some machines like the Alienware M18XR2 won’t have a single issue but owners of MX11R3 will end up with eight documented issues with a promise that some of these issues should get fixed before October 26th.
Dell didn’t update its support page to let us know if these things have been fixed.
We are sure that other manufacturers face similar challenges and your Windows 8 upgrade might not be a walk in the park, it could result in some issues with the new OS.
You can check the Alienware support site here.