How to Upgrade to Windows 8

Samsung Electronics will provide Windows 8 drivers and software for compatible models.
Before you can upgrade to Windows 8, you must perform or verify the following:
  1. Is your PC compatible with Windows 8? Compatible models are listed below.
  2. Have you installed your PC Windows 8 BIOS update? Visit the Samsung Download Center for your PC BIOS update.
  3. Have you installed the Samsung Windows 8 Software & Drivers update tool? Click here to download and install the tool. By using this S/W Update tool, Samsung Electronics will provide the appropriate Windows 8 drivers and software for your compatible model.
  4. Once you have confirmed that your PC is compatible and downloaded the updates listed above, follow the instructions in the Windows 8 Upgrade Guide.
Category Release Date Models
Notebook (Series 3) 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
November 30, 2012 NP3445EC, NP355E4C, NP355E5C, NP355E7C, NP365E5C
Notebook (Series 5) October 26, 2012 NP500P4A, NP500P4C, NP520U4C, NP530U3B, NP530U3C, NP530U4B, NP530U4C, NP535U3C, NP535U4C, NP550P5C, NP550P7C
Notebook (Series 7) October 26, 2012 NP700G7A, NP700G7C, XE700T1A, NP700Z3A, NP700Z3C, NP700Z4A, NP700Z5A, NP700Z5B, NP700Z5C, NP700Z7C
Notebook (Series 9) October 26, 2012 NP900X1A, NP900X1B, NP900X3A, NP900X3B, NP900X3C, NP900X3D, NP900X4B, NP900X4C, NP900X4D
Notebook (Others) October 26, 2012 NP-Q470, NP-Q470C
November 30, 2012 NP-E3411, NP-E3415, NP-E3420, NP-E3511,NP-E3520, NP-QX311, NP-QX411, NP-QX412, NP-QX511, NP-RC530, NP-RC730, NP-RF411, NP-RF511, NP-RF711, NP-RV411, NP-RV415, NP-RV420, NP-RV511, NP-RV515, NP-RV520, NP-RV711, NP-RV720, NP-S3511, NP-S3520
All-in-One PC October 26, 2012 DP900A7C, DP300A2A, DP700A3C, DP900A7A
November 30, 2012 DP-AF310, DP700A3B, DP700A3A
* Only models listed above are supported for Windows 8 upgrade.
Learn More about Windows 8
More information on Windows 8 can be found at the Microsoft website.
Check if your devices and applications are compatible with Windows 8. Go to the Windows 8 Compatibility Center.