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Q: Windows 10 Anniversary Update for HP Spectre x360 (Kaby Lake...

Has anyone tried to update to Windows 10 Anniversary update? It's not listed by HP as supported (http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05195282), though it's a NEW model. I tried it once before, and that created issues with the HP Recovery Manager, and I reverted back. A few days ago, I got a BIOS update with the "Anniversary Update Comapatibility fix", however HP is yet to update their compatibility list. The incompetent phone support is again proved worthless as they don't seem to have any idea . I don't want to go through with all the hassle of updating and downgrading again, so I'd like to know if anyone has successfully got the anniversary update. Thanks!

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I was running an emulator to see if my computer can halndle the output, and now I am here. My screen suddenly went black through some gameplay and will not turn back on. My laptop was charging and I had a USB Type C dongle/ hub connected to it. After my screen went black, I tried pressing the power button to power it back on, but it didn't work. I unplugged all other peripherals and tried the power button again, nothing. I don't mind performing a hard reset, I just need help turning my laptop back on for school. The LEDs don't even turn on when I try to reconnect the charger and the same goes for the LED on the power button. Please help. Thanks 

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Has anyone seen / heard information regarding a possible ETA for the new Kaby Lake based Spectre x360 variants in the UK? It's exactly what I'm looking for, and I was really excited about the October release date, only to be disappointed when it came and went and yet it's still not available in the UK I've customized the spec that I'm after on the US store: 13", 1920x1080, Core i7-7500U, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, Win 10 Pro x64 - except of course it's lacking the UK keyboard. Any idea how much longer I have to wait before I can replace my ancient 8+ year old laptop with this laptop of my dreams? Thanks,Alex

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On the US HP store, the Spectre x360 with the 7th Gen Intel chipset is already available for purchase.I tried calling your sales rep who said he does not know when the new laptops will arrive.Does anyone have any info on when the laptops will be available for purchase?I saw you can already buy the Envy and Pavilion laptops with Kaby Lake, but not the Spectre x360.Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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 The computer was purchased on December 10 2016, and on February 11 2017 I presented the fan system error 90B.
The error appears and disappears, I update the BIOS but it is still happening. The equipment is impeccable, so I discard dirt. Also the fan seems to work, and I have monitored the temperature and it has not changeda, although it has warmed considerably since I bought it. But the error still appears. The equipment has warranty but I buy it in USA and I am from Costa Rica.

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Does anyone have any idea whether the new Kaby Lake HP Spectre x360 support any active stylus. I'm getting conflicting info from various sources. If not, can anyone suggest any passive stylus that is usable?

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Any sugessions/avaliability of skins for HP Spectre x360 Kaby Lake? I have tried looking into dbrand but they dont seem to provide one.

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Hello, I got my 2016 HP Spectre x360 (Kaby Lake) laptop a week ago, and it seems the battery life is very underwhelming. I get around 4 hours from mixed usage (browsing/productivity/media). I had the previous gen. Spectre and almost similar tasks got me 8hr+ battery life. I've tried battery testing/calibration etc. suggested in the support pages. Anyone else having similar problems? I want to give the laptop some chance before I replace/return it.

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Will the spectre x360 13-w0xx Kaby Lake model ever get an active pen or stylus? After buying this product and having it for over 3 months, I do not see the reason you would make this a convertable laptop and not have it pen-supported. Also, is it possible to pair a bluetooth enabled pen to this specific laptop model?

A:Pen Compatability for the Spectre x360 13-w0xx Kaby Lake

Hi, Please check the following list first    http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05166879 Regards.

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Hi, So having a bit of a frustrating experience finding a working dock for the new Spectre X360 (Kaby Lake). I need something with PD (power in), HDMI/DVI or DP out (two ports if fine, one up to 4k), and a few USB ports. I've tried a cheap aukey one and though HDMI works it's buggy. I'm now looking at this guy P5Q54UT - HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 Dock 65W but not entirely sure if it'll work. A few pluggable docks specifically mention that HP is not supported or claim HP doesn't support alt-mode (for USB C) and PD 2.0 spec. Any guidance is appreciated.  

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I recently purchased an Hp Spectre x360 from BestBuy. The laptop ran great and gave me no issues until I hooked the laptop on a 4K monitor. There are two thunderbolt 3 ports on the machine, one actually works fine connecting to the external display. However, the other thunderbolt 3 port does not project anything on the external display. In addition, the internal display blacks out. I know for a fact that both thunderbolt 3 port should be able to project to an external display (even multiple) but that is not the case for me. In need of technical support or guidance.

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Battery issues in laptop.I recently bought a spectre x360 kaby lake which claims battery life upto 15 hours.So i was expecting a minimum battery life of 8-9 hrs.But in real life it is very very poor.It gives battery life of 2.5hrs-3hrs.I am very much dissapointed

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Hello,I would like to buy 2017 model of Hp Spectre x360 15. However, I would like to add Arabic letters to the keyboard.How can I do that?

A:Arabic Keyboard to Hp Spectre x360 15 Kaby Lake

Hi, I don't know which one you plan to buy but in general, machines will have (pre-built) one of the following keyboards For use in Canada 841266-DB1For use in France 841266-051For use in Germany 841266-041For use in the Netherlands 841266-B31For use in Saudi Arabia 841266-171For use in Switzerland 841266-BG1For use in the United Kingdom and Singapore 841266-031For use in the United States 841266-001 Please wait when machines are available in your country. Regards.

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Hello, As I've learned the "NEW" 2016 HP Spectre x360 13-w000 (Kaby Lake) does not have a digitizer built-in and thus does not support any Active Pen/Stylus. The only option available is to use some capacitive one. I have a Wacom Bamboo Stylus which performs horribly on my x360. Do you guys have any good suggestion for such a capacitive stylus, which is precise enough for occational note-taking, document marking, etc? Thanks!

A:Stylus for HP Spectre x360 (2016 - Kaby Lake)

Hello crackjackx,  Please go through the below compatibility list : http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05166879  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hello,I've followed some posts on this support forum, regarding if the new Spectre x360 Kaby Lake (Product# W9B13AV_1 http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/Laptops/hp-spectre-x360-convertible-laptop-13t-touch-w9b13av-1) supports or not an active pen.What we've learned is that this laptop doesn't work with HP Active Pen (Product# T5E12AA#ABL http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/accessories-88342--1/hp-active-pen-t5e12aa-abl) and HP Active Stylus (Product# J4R51AA#ABL http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/accessories-88342--1/hp-active-pen-j4r51aa-abl), based on some answers from the support team on previous posts, and based on the information contained in this page: http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05166879.Some early online reviews stated that there is no support for active pen, Lisa Gade from MobileTechReview said: "The one feature missing from the previous generation is the active digitizer for the optional HP Active Stylus (a Synaptics pen technology). Given how heavily HP has advertised this feature in the previous generation, I'm surprised they removed it. And yes, it's really gone--there's no active digitizer listed in device manager, and I tested both Synaptics pens and Wacom and N-Trig pens just in case they'd switched to a different pen technology. That means you can use your finger or a capacitive stylus like those made for the iPad Air, but not a precise pen with pressure levels and palm rejection."http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/HP-Spectre-x360-Late-2016.htmSo, Is HP Spec... Read more

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Was a new version of the Kaby Lake 13.3 Spectre x360 convertible released around April 2017 that supports the stylus? I have an original Kaby Lake 13.3 x360 purchased Feb 2017 and couldn't get the active stylus to work. Tech support said that the 13t-wx00 product W9A93AV doesn't support the stylus. Now I see that a stylus is furnished free with what appears to be the exact computer I purchased. I have been unable to get an answer from technical support as we have difficulties communicating. Does anyone know if the stylus is supported on my Spectre? I returned my original HP active stylus after tech support said they don't work even though the advertising at the time showed people using a stylus. Now they are giving one away free and I don't understand???? Can I update my convertible to work with the stylus? It's frustrating as I purchased the unit thinking the stylus would work and now feel cheated! I guess that's what I get for buying a brand new product.

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Hi, I received my laptop today and ever since I first switched it on the fan has been running. I checked the bios setting and fan constantly on is disabled, I downloaded the latest bios update and also the latest Intel thermal management drivers and applied them both in that order but neither stopped the fan. The system itself is running very cool, but as I said it has been running since I received it. I have googled and seen other reports of similar issues that all seem to involve returning the system for a replacement, but I'm thinking that can't be the only solution, can it?  Thanks, Nadia

A:bl001na Spectre x360 Kaby Lake arived today, fan has been on...

Try ctrl alt delete to open task manager look for running processes and check HP Support Solutions Framework and see if it is hogging up CPU cycles. If so, stop it and your CPU load should drop to single digits and the fan should kick off. When the Support Assistant goes out and tries to get updates it can lock that Solutions Framework on and eat up 40% of the CPU causing the fan to come on. 

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So I just got this laptop, and I noticed that it would make a soft but noticeable clicking sound sometimes when I tap it lightly or when I'm scrolling with two fingers. Is this normal or should I exchange it? Thanks!

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I have Ubuntu 16.10 installed on Hp Spectre x360 Kaby Lake, I have noticed that on suspending the machine isnt exactly saving power  - the battery discharge rate seems to be stable at the idle discharge rate?Morover I have also noticed that the machine was a bit warm after a few hours, which makes me think that the machine was actually on but only the screen was off.Any sugessions on how I can get the same suspend features as in Windows 10?

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Considering this new revision has been out for about a couple months now, I am really surprised that no one has posted about this yet. My question is simply exactly as the title says. Does the newest HP Spectre x360 13-w0XX that has the new Kaby Lake i7 support two 4k displays? I know that because of having Thunderbolt 3 ports, it has the right connections to support it. I guess the real question is can the Intel Graphics 620 support that? I know it can support one 4k display, but not seen anything about dual 4k displays.  I just recently purchased this lap top, and I love it so far. However 1 of the main reasons I bought it was because it was 1 of very few lap tops on the market with Thunderbolt 3. I think the only Windows laptop that had not only 1 but 2 of them. So if this laptop has the ports to support dual 4k without a graphics card that can, then that will be incredibly disappointing.

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To put the comment in context i originally posted this in the "Battery drain when shut-down" forum. Ok, trying to figure out how to get rid of the last 2-4% overnight drain i went through device manager and checked for outdated drivers, i then noticed that the driver for the NVME storage controller was a generic windows driver from 2006, tried to search for a update via device manager and hp's support page but no luck. Then i rememered that back in the old days i used to use driver update tools to fetch the latest drivers for my computer, so i installed iobit driver booster 4 (free) and gave it a spin. Guess what, it gave me a samsung driver from august 2016. Did a reboot and just to make sure it was working as it should, i fired up ATTO and CrystalDiskMark and ran benchmarks. I know what numbers the SSD got before and what reviewers of this machine have gotten, which was about 1700mb/s read and 600mb/s write. This is what i get after i replaced the generic nvme controller driver with the one from samsung:3000mb/s read and 1200mb/s write!!! Im not sure how the new driver will affect battery life or anything, but i figuered i'd let you guys know, i mean that is almost double the performance of the generic windows driver.   Try it out if you want guys, run a couple of SSD benchmarks before you install the new driver so that you have something to compare the after results with PS! Don't blame me if your computer explodes or breaks down in any ... Read more

A:Spectre x360 (kaby lake) Amazing SSD speeds after "manual" d...

Yes the driver update is likely the Samsung NVMExpress driver update 2.1: http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools.html I installed it in my Spectre 13 Pro and it updated the Microsoft Standard NVME driver from 2006 to the Samsung NVME dated 12/8/16. Unfortunately my speed increases were not as dramatic but there was an improvement....about 10% on both read and write side. I have the Samsung MZVLV256  aka SM951..M.2 disk and read is about 1500 and write is a bit over 500.  I did the same upgrade to my Zbook G3 MWS which has the 512 gig SM951 and this one is giving me fits...read is about 1300 but write shows up as an appaling 9 mbps. Has to be something wrong. Results are just about the same with or without the Samsung NVME driver.  Still the Zbook "feels" very peppy. Boot time is good and everything seems to run fine. So not sure whether I should be concerned or not.  

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Hi, I just got the new Kaby Lake (Intel's 7th gen) Spectre x360 and ran it through its paces. It seems to be a solid machine, but there's one serious issue so far - external displays flashing on and off, at least when hooked up with a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 to DisplayPort adapter (this one from CableMatters: http://amzn.to/2gKQrVR. What happens when I connect external monitors (1 or 2-3 via DisplayPort MST) is sometimes they work fine.Sometimes, if I disconnect and reconnect, they start flashing on and off.Sometimes, the whole laptop freezes upon connection (happened twice today so far).And finally sometimes the externals are not working at all - the system detects them, but selecting Extend or anything in multi-monitor mode just reverts back to Single.Oh, and this happens once: http://i.imgur.com/Su9zInD.png http://i.imgur.com/qG9K8yC.png - the external display got stuck in a 640x480 generic mode and would not turn on.As you can see, it's a [email protected]$%*. Here's a video of the flickering/flashing (case #2 above): https://youtu.be/OkngFs_h2xk. Both the laptop and the 7th gen Intel chip are relatively new, so I haven't been able to find a thread discussing potential culprits, or fixes from HP. Here's a similar issue with EliteBooks http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/External-Dual-Monitors-and-Lapt..., but I don't know if they're related. I do have a buddy with the same system who's gone through seve... Read more

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Hello I just bought a new HP Spectre X360 with a elite thunderbolt 3 65w dock. After installing all the drivers everything is working when i connect the laptop to the dock. But the only thing that i cannot get to work is the power button on the dock. It doesnt light up in any colour like it says in the manuel and when i press it, it does nothing. I went to search for thunderbolt options in the bios but it seems there are none there. I updated to the latest bios (f.11) btw. Hope someone can help me with a solution kind regards Jelle

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I'm having trouble with super scratchy/distorted audio on the newest (Oct 2016, 7th gen i7) Spectre x360 (X7V22UA) and am wondering if this is just inherent to the design or if my machine has a hardware problem. When my machine was brand new out of the box, it sounded like the speakers were blown out when playing certain frequencies such as the Windows 10 notification tone. I did the standard troubleshooting, a HP representative asked me to send it in for repair, allegedly the speakers were replaced, but the replaced unit is just as bad. When audio plays at even modest volumes (right now I have it at 36/100), I can feel the laptop vibrating and rattling.I know this is a laptop and I'm not expecting the world's greatest sound, but the distortion is really annoying. Is this just inherent to the new x360s or am I just unlucky with my RMA? I've tried updating drivers, BIOS, etc. and the problem persists. Headphones are fine. It's definitely the external speakers on this laptop that are vibrating around.Steps to reproduce:Right click on sound in system trayChoose "Playback devices"Choose the only option, "Realtek High Definition Audio (SST)"Click "Configure"Click the "Test" button that plays three chimes in each speaker.Listen to it rattle.Is this happening to anyone else? Seems like it's identical to the symptoms of this problem, but that's for an older model of the x360 and this new model has different hardware. Also, the old problem was never resolved.&... Read more

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So i recieved my spectre x360 in the mail last weekend and it occurd to me at one point that the f9, f10 and f11 function keys (the previous, play/pause and next keys) were not working. I do not remember if they worked before or that they were broken from the beginning They do not work with any music app that is running in the background: spotify, groove music or windows media player. I realy would appreciate any help at this point because this problem has driven me nuts over the last two days.

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I was noticing severe battery drain on my one month old spectre x360 i7 7500 ssd 512 GB variant. the laptop was taking more than 3 hours to charge and the charge was not holding for more than two and half hours for normal web browsing. It was also discharging at an unacceptable pace while completely turned off. I had updated my BIOS firmware to F.10 and also applied the Sphinx fix as described [url ="http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Battery-drain-when-shut-down-HP...] in post 79 by Senchronize. However, the problem persisted. I decided to do a complete factory reset. Backed up my data and created a USB recovery using the HP support assistant software. However, while applying the factory reset, after the formatting of hard drive stage was completed the programmed returned an errors message "HP recovery manager failed error code=0xEFFFFF23". I tried doing it again and it would return the same error. I did a hardware diagnosis from BIOS and it does nothing. Tried loading a fresh Operating system through an OS bootable USB. The system prepares for install. But when it is ready it install, it fails to see any hard drive at all. I checked the HP support page for this machine to find if there is a SSD driver that I can load during the OS installation. However, I couldn't find the SSD drivers associated with this machine. I bought this machine in USA and currently in India. Will not be going back for few months. I wonder if the warranty will be ava... Read more

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Hello, I purchased a new spectre x360, w013dx model number, from best buy on Feb 11 2017 and I seem to be having an issue that has popped up on this forum, YouTube, and various other Google searches, namely the loose, or more appropriately, the overly noisy and clicky touchpad. I am wondering A) is this a condition that becomes worse, progressively that is, or does it get better over time as the touch pad and other components get "broken in" so to speak, and mate together better, like using lapping compound on machine parts? B) If this is considered an issue, is there a fix for it if I send it in to HP? It is moderately bothersome to me, and in haven't really experienced it before on other laptops. I really like to use the 2 and 3 finger swipes and scroll features, and when I push down on the touchpad without clicking it, it feels loose and there is an audible click when I press down on it. I am coming from and Acer laptop that had an extremely smooth and oversized glass track pad so I may be overly aware because I got used to that one and it was very solid. I do not want to return it and plan to keep it because otherwise it is fantastic, but I have seen other people say this and I will echo it here, this is a 1200 to 1400 dollar device and  I want to make sure it is in peak condition because I plan to keep it for at least 2 to 3 years. If someone from HP could respond I would appreciate it. Thank you.

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When is the update coming? Can I force the update manually without any bad side effects? I read somewhere that forcing the update causes battery draing =/  I started using Bash on Ubuntu on Windows for my work in the past few months and became quite dependant on it for my work... And well I need the update to be able to use it 

A:Windows 10 Anniversary Update on the new Spectre x360

Hi, It came out few months ago. It is your decision and use Windows updates to update your machine. Regards.  

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Hello,I recently purchased a new 2016 model Spectre x360 (PN X7V20UA). It came running Windows 10 1511, and I would like it to be running 1607 (Anniversary Update). However, the update to 1607 is not being offered inside of Windows Update. I've installed everything that was available, include today's November patch releases, to no avail. Windows Update shows "Your device is up to date." This link http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/10/hps-new-spectre-x360-is-probably-the-best-pc-laptop-around/ says that the 1607 update is being blocked on this model temporarily due to driver compatability issues. I tried to get confirmation from HP twitter support about if this was true or not, but wasn't able to get much help. Can someone please confim this?

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Hello guys.Sorry for my english but im italian ...I bought the new HP Spectre 13 Refresh with Kaby Lake.I have the model with i5-7200U, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD.But the computer is really slow, i see from the Task Manager that the cpu go to 100 % very often and use min 4-5 GB of RAM.Even web browsing is frustrating ( with 3-4 tab open ).I noticed also that the cpu work from 2.50 Ghz to max 2.71 Ghz, when should be from 2.70 Ghz to 3.10 Ghz.  

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HI! Why is the anniversary update not clearly stated as supported for the brand new HP Spectre x360 13-w001no? Has anyone forced the update with a satisfactory result?

A:Anniversary update for HP Spectre x360 13-w001no

AS we have properly understood your issue you are facing issue in the Anniversary update for HP Spectre x360 13-w001no please follow these steps and let  us know once you are done:  New BIOS update for my Kaby Lake Spectre today!. During the installation wizard, I note the option to allow for the creation of a BIOS recovery partition of approximately 8gb. I selected yes for this. After sucessful BIOS update, I open Disk Management and I gained yet another 8gb RAW partition (now I have three). I realize a few things: The BIOS update Wizard is creating the aforementioned RAW partitions, and (sigh) does not remove them after a sucessful update. Maybe the idea is to keep the BIOS recovery partition (it's not named as such, BTW) around in case the sucessful BIOS update results in a malfunctioning computer. In any event, each of the three (two created by earlier BIOS updates, I expect) is to the "right" of my C volume in Disk Management. So, starting with the first RAW partition to the immediate right of C volume, I delete the RAW partition and then extend C volume to the now unallocated page. Repeated for the remaining two RAW partitions. So far, so good. And I recovered 24gb of SSD storage. Nitin

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Multiple pages on HP's website show the new x360 (Kaby Lake) being used with a stylus. I purchased an active stylus and after being unable to get it to work was told by tech support that the stylus is not supported with the new 13inch Spectre? Are the advertising pages on shop.hp.com incorrect or is there a stylus which works with the new Spectre? The footnotes say that not all hardware works with the Spectre however it seems to be pushing the envelope a little to show someone using the stylus, when apparently none work with this laptop?

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Not sure if i'm in the right area but it's worth a try. I recently purchased the Spectre x360 w/ Kaby lake i7 and have encountered some difficulty loading Ubuntu. Specifically, no wifi or sound present. Is anyone familiar w/ a means to recognize these functions? Thanks

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Hi, Can someone please provide or direct me to information on the wifi details for a spectre x360 w/ kaby processor; mfg, model, etc.?  Thank you

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Can someone suggest any third party USB chargers that can work with the new Kaby Lake spectre x360. I need a multi port usb charger from which I can charge both the laptop and my smartphone. 

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Hello, In late December 2016 I purchased an XPS 8910 from Dell. I like it. It includes a Skylake Core i7 6700 cpu. I know both Skylake and Kaby Lake processors both use the same motherboard socket LGA 1151.  And, the now released Kaby Lake will in fact still work with a z170 motherboard. My question is: When will Dell provide a Bios update to support the new Kaby Lake processors so we can upgrade, or does the latest Bios version 1.0.10 already have this capability?   

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Hi, I bricked my laptop but have gotten far enough to short the pins, remove the CMOS battery, and disconnect the system's battery - downloaded the old BIOS and extracted it to a FAT 32 USB drive, but I can't find the right key combo to get the laptop to boot into a BIOS recovery state. Any help at this point would be great - it's under waranty and Alienware is sending me a new one, but I leave the country really soon and have nothing better to fixate on. Thanks in advance,

A:Bricked my 13r3 Kaby Lake via BIOS update

I found something that might help you.  Try this page and see if it can help you. 

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Hello HP I would like to know the diferences between Apollo Lake and Kaby Lake which are Driver versions and is expressed on Driver Download Page.

A:Differences between Apllo Lake and Kaby Lake in Driver versi...

This is all about the installed processor. If your notebook has the Apollo lake processor, install the apollo lake driver. If it has the Kaby lake processor installed,  the you should install the kaby lake driver. Intel Apollo Lake specifications and discussion Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors

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https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2017/06/msg00308.html Are we expecting a microcode update from Lenovo for this? I have a Yoga 260 with an i5-6200U here (2C4T).

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Skylake users given 18 months to upgrade to Windows 10 | Ars Technica

Help me understand how this works? I have a 6700k with w7 and w10. How does Microsoft know which CPU one uses with Windows?

Would, for example, a W7 computer with a 2600k get updates that mine would not?

If I were to get a Kaby Lake CPU and try to install w7 with it, what would happen?

Would only some useless power saving features not work? Would Windows 7 not install at all? What new features are coming in new processors other than power saving shenanigans? I have no idea what that author is talking about. I have installed multiple different Windows OSs via USB with NO "difficulty".

Furthermore, is this just fearmongering? It certainly seems like it may not affect consumers/enthusaists as much as the author implies.

Also, before anyone says "go to 7 forums", one will ALWAYS be comparing older OSs to the newest ones in regards to performance and compatibility thus I feel it's appropriate.

A:Windows 10 and Kaby Lake+

Newer processor may have some new instructions that older OSs don't know about. Similar things were happening in the past. Seems like MS is not going to bother with updates to older windows to be compatible with newer CPUs but Intel may come up with some patch.

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Does anyone know if Intel HD & Iris Graphics Drivers Version 21.20.16.4526 WHQL works with HD Graphics 630 on Windows 7 x64?

These video drivers include Kaby Lake iGPU device IDs. Have a look at igdlh64.inf line 155 and devid.info/237509

Does 2D / 3D run without crashing on Win7 x64?

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Does anyone know if Intel HD & Iris Graphics Drivers Version 21.20.16.4526 WHQL works with HD Graphics 630 on Windows 7 x64?

These video drivers include Kaby Lake iGPU device IDs. Have a look at igdlh64.inf line 155 and devid.info/237509

Does 2D / 3D run without crashing on Win7 x64?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

Hi All,

I would like to know more about Windows 7 support for the Intel Kaby lake/Skylake CPUs. What will happen when I deploy windows 7 OS onto a new laptop/desktop with that CPU?


My understanding is that one of the follow two scenarios will occur.
1)Windows updates will be downloaded and installed as per normal but they won't be tested for that platform/OS combination. So MS won't provide any support if the behavior of some software changes.
2)There might be some logic built into the updates so that when it detects windows 7 with kaby/skylake, the updates will simply not be installed.


Also, to add to the above - Will deploying the patches via SCCM/WSUS influence the above behavior?

I have already conducted some research, but couldn't get to the answer.



Regards,
Gerhard

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Just found this article.
I would like to read your thoughts about it.
Personally i don't agree and i don't like this decision from MS.
P.S: @Jack if this not the right category please put it in the correct one.
 

A:Microsoft Bans Windows 7 from Updating on Kaby Lake and Ryzen Processors

But..concretely, I do not understand the reason for this, except that another move to push users to W10.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Can someone explain what will happen if I try to run windows 7 on Kaby Lake? Will my computer explode? I understand that Windows 7 won't be able to use the new Speed Shift and Turbo Boost 3.0 technology, but will Windows 7 run at all? Also, I see after July
2018 critical updates will only be addressed for systems running on Skylake. So does this mean if I am running Windows 7 on Haswell I'm out of luck, no security updates for me?

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/03/18/updates-to-support-policy-for-skylake-devices-running-windows-7-and-windows-8-1/

Jacen

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RELEVANCY SCORE 81.6

I am wondering if I can install Windows 7 Home Premium on a Kaby Lake processor -Intel  i3-7100. I understand Microsoft will stop supporting Win 7 in 2020, but I did not find any article by Microsoft stating that Win 7 cannot be installed on seventh
gen Intel processors. 
Intel does provide graphic drivers in their website for Win 7 platform for the above mentioned CPU. 
I plan to but an i3 processor, and because of this restriction I dont want to spend money on a 6th gen cpu. Please suggest. 

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