11-10-2012 02:37 PM
11-12-2012 03:21 AM
A bios update cannot solve this. The chipset itself doesn't support quad core as per below from the intel website:
I don't expect HP to release windows 8 drivers for this unit as it is a 4 year old (latest manufacturing date for this model is december 10th 2008) unit.
You might be able to run windows 8, however certain drivers might become an issue.