Maybe I'm a little noob... I want to upgrade to windows 8 my HP envy 13 but I've seen that HP doesn't provide any drivers for this pc. So I want to know if it is possible, or what should I do, or steps to follow in order to install windows 8 on my laptop. Thank you!

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    Do you have the model number? You can download and run the Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor.
    – Samir
    Jun 1, 2013 at 20:53
  • The link above gives you a more general overview on how to upgrade to Windows 8, and the things you should consider like system requirements. To get the Upgrade Advisor software, click here. It will tell you what devices and programs and are compatible with Windows 8.
    – Samir
    Jun 1, 2013 at 21:12
  • my laptop is envy 13-1050es, and I used upgrade advisor and it helped, thank you.
    – Monica
    Jun 3, 2013 at 18:15

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From site HP:

If you purchased your computer prior to October 1st , 2011, HP has not tested or developed drivers for your model computer. Therefore an upgrade of your computer might be difficult or impossible.

If you choose to upgrade your system, there is likely however is easily reversible.

To restore the original operating system after upgrading, you must create HP recovery media before you upgrade. To learn how to create recovery media, see Creating Recovery Discs or Saving a Recovery Image to a USB Flash Drive (Windows 7) .

Related: https://superuser.com/a/493675/219655

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