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The main image for the Windows 8 Upgrade shows a laptop with the latest features of the new, Windows 8 Operating System.

Windows 8 Upgrade

Samsung provides drivers and software to support upgrading your PC to Windows 8.

How to upgrade to Windows 8

Upgrading to Windows 8 will be possible after official release of Windows 8 by Microsoft.

Before upgrading to Windows 8, please refer to the Upgrade Guide for upgrade preparation. Windows 8 Upgrade Guide  Adobe Reader Download

Since Microsoft supports Windows 8, please refer to the Microsoft website for related rules and complaints.
Windows 8 Purchase and Installation Website

Windows 8 drivers and software are easily downloaded and installed using the 'SW Update' application.   Download SW Update

Windows 8 Installation Precautions

After upgrading to Windows 8, the computer cannot be exchanged or refunded. If a repair is requested, a service fee may be charged.

When upgrading the operating system to Windows 8, there may be insufficient disk space due to the size of the operating system files.
It is recommended removing unnecessary applications and backing up your important data before upgrading the operating system.

After upgrading to Windows 8, Office Starter 2010 may not work properly.
To prevent problems, update Office Starter 2010 to the latest version first and then upgrade the operating system to Windows 8. Office Starter 2010Note

After upgrading to Windows 8, some of the functions you have been using may not work properly.

Windows 8 Upgradeable Models

Windows 8 drivers and software are provided by Samsung for the following models.


Windows 8 upgradeable models information
Product Family Release Time Models
Notebook (Series 3) After October 26, 2012 NP300E4A, NP300E4C, NP300E5A, NP300E5C, NP300E7A, NP300U1A, NP300V3A, NP300V4A,
NP300V5A, NP305E4A, NP305E5A, NP305E7A, NP305U1A, NP305V4A, NP305V5A, NP3430EA,
NP3430EC, NP3431EA, NP3435EA, NP350E5C, NP350U2A, NP350U2B, NP350V4C, NP350V5C,
NP3440VC, NP3445VC, NP3540VC, NP3530EA, NP3530EC, NP355V4C, NP355V5C
After November 30, 2012 NP3445EC, NP355E4C, NP355E5C, NP355E7C, NP365E5C
Notebook (Series 5) After October 26, 2012 NP500P4A, NP500P4C, NP520U4C NP530U3B, NP530U3C, NP530U4B, NP530U4C, NP535U3C,
NP535U4C, NP550P5C, NP550P7C
Notebook (Series 7) After October 26, 2012 NP700G7A, NP700G7C, XE700T1A, NP700Z3A, NP700Z3C, NP700Z4A, NP700Z5A, NP700Z5B,
NP700Z5C, NP700Z7C
Notebook (Series 9) After October 26, 2012 NP900X3B, NP900X3C, NP900X3D, NP900X4B, NP900X4C, NP900X4D
After November 30, 2012 NP900X1A, NP900X1B, NP900X3A
Notebook (Other) After October 26, 2012 NP-Q470, NP-Q470C
After November 30, 2012 NP-E3411, NP-E3415, NP-E3511, NP-S3511, NP-E3520, NP-S3520, NP-E3420, NP-QX311,
NP-QX411, NP-QX412, NP-QX511, NP-RF411, NP-RF511, NP-RF711, NP-RV411, NP-RV511,
NP-RV711, NP-RV415, NP-RV515, NP-RV420, NP-RV520, NP-RV720, NP-RC530, NP-RC730
All-in-One PC After October 26, 2012 DP900A7C, DP300A2A, DP700A3C, DP900A7A
After November 30, 2012 DP-AF310, DP700A3B, DP700A3A

* Models other than the listed above are not supported for Windows 8 upgrade.
* For Windows 7 Starter models, upgrading to Windows 8 is not supported.

Learn about Windows 8

More information on Windows 8 can be found at the Microsoft website. Go to Windows 8 website

Check if your devices and application are compatible with Windows 8. Windows 8 Compatibility Center