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X1 carbon upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

2012-12-19, 15:05 PM

Hello,

 

I'm the owner of a X1 carbon (non-touchscreen) which I have now less than a month.

 

I was wondering if the current Windows 7 which came with the ultrabook, is upgradable to Windows 8 and if that is included in the support. (As in: free upgrade to Windows 8 if bought after ... )

 

Or do I have to buy Windows 8 myself and then upgrade? And is that possible with the specific lenovo software?

 

Thanks in advance,


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Re: X1 carbon upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

2012-12-19, 17:13 PM

Microsoft is running an upgrade program if your laptop was bought after June or thereabouts. Yours obviously was. The cost in the US is about $15 and I believe the cost in Europe is about 15 Euros.

 

However, there are still a few Lenovo utility limitations under Win8 so you might want to check the download support page for your computer to see if the untilities you want are available. I upgraded my x230 to Win8 with few issues but I had to wait a while for the power utility to become viable.

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Re: X1 carbon upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

2012-12-19, 20:55 PM

Okay,  but then the upgrade action comes from Microsoft, and not Lenovo?

 

I believe there are several suppliers (HP/Acer/...) that sell there PC's/laptops with the possibility to upgrade van win7 to Win 8 when it would be released.

Is Lenovo also having somesort of upgrade option for recently bought hardware with Windows 7?

Or does it always come with some cost?

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Re: X1 carbon upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

2012-12-19, 21:25 PM

It always comes with a price unless a particular vendor elects to eat that cost in order to sell more computers. I know of no manufacturer to do that but there a few stores in the US that offered "free upgrades."

 

You'll need to bite the bullet and buy the upgrade.

 

https://windowsupgradeoffer.com/

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Re: X1 carbon upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

2012-12-19, 23:19 PM
"I upgraded my x230 to Win8 with few issues but I had to wait a while for the power utility to become viable."
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Can you elaborate on the waiting for the "power utility to become viable" part?
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Re: X1 carbon upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

2012-12-20, 2:00 AM

Sure. They didn't have a working power utility for Win 8 until very recently

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Re: X1 carbon upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

2012-12-25, 14:58 PM

Hey there pastaeter,

 

As an aside, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this page. It'll provide some helpful resources when upgrading to Windows 8 if you decide you would like to upgrade. As an additional piece, here are all the driver's for your machine. Good Luck!



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Re: X1 carbon upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

2012-12-26, 0:35 AM

wrote:

It always comes with a price unless a particular vendor elects to eat that cost in order to sell more computers. I know of no manufacturer to do that but there a few stores in the US that offered "free upgrades."

 

You'll need to bite the bullet and buy the upgrade.

 

https://windowsupgradeoffer.com/


Keep in mind when going through the process at the microsoft site, you can buy the upgrade, create the .ISO file, and do the upgrade later if desired.  In fact, I would recommend doing just that.  I would give the Lenovo Windows 8 software more time to gel.

 

That's what I did with the T430s we have.  I ordered it from Lenovo with Windows 7.  I bought the upgrade from Microsoft.  I have a DVD burned with the key ready for the T430s when we decide to actually install.

 

(NOTE: The Windows 8 upgrade .exe will download all of the bits to a hidden directory at the root of c:\.  It does that first.  It will then ask you if you want to create media.  I would pick the .ISO option because you can burn that to DVD or USB stick)

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Re: X1 carbon upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

2012-12-26, 5:47 AM

Once you purchase the upgrade you can download it as many times as needed to either dvd(iso) or usb.

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