Mike Nash, VP for Customer Experience and Portfolio Strategy in the Personal Systems team at HP today blogged about Windows 10 upgrade for HP devices. He said that HP was working closely with Microsoft on Windows 10, they designed their 2015 portfolio of products to be ready for Windows 10. Since they didn’t know exactly when Windows 10 would ship, they planned their entire 2015 portfolio to be Windows 10 ready even though some of these products would initially ship with Windows 8.1, and in some cases Windows 7.
This means that qualifying Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 consumer and business PCs that are shipping now are expected to be able to upgrade to Windows 10. To make this an excellent experience, we are working with both Microsoft and our hardware component suppliers to have full coverage for drivers for Windows 10. Of course, many Windows 8.1 drivers work just fine on Windows 10, but we want to make sure that the latest driver is always available when necessary. To make sure the process is simple for customers, these drivers will be available directly from Microsoft and on HP.com.
He also revealed that HP will be announcing a new ultra-portable “tablet first” detachable and a revolutionary note-taking tablet during Microsoft’s keynote at Computex.
And for those of you attending Computex, be on the lookout for a sneak peak at two future HP devices during the Microsoft keynote on June 3, including a new ultra-portable “tablet first” detachable and a revolutionary note-taking tablet. Both devices show off two features I’m most excited about in Windows 10: personal assistant Cortana and Continuum – which adjusts the interface automatically no matter what mode you are using the device.