Archive for December, 2012

2012 Walmart Black Friday HP Laptop Dual Boots Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

So last night I was able to upgrade my Walmart Black Friday HP 2000-bf69WM laptop from 4 to 8 Gig of memory. Today, I got Ubuntu installed on it so that it can dual boot between Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I followed the steps from this post to shrink the Windows 8 partition to make space for Ubuntu (shrunk by 150 Gig) and installed Ubuntu via USB key: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 system.

2012 Walmart Black Friday Laptops Support 8 Gig of Memory

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

I bought the 2012 Walmart Black Friday Compaq CQ58-bf9WM laptop for my daughter and the HP 2000-bf69WM laptop for me. Both are running Windows 8, a 64-bit OS. We just just opened each laptop yesterday for Christmas. The Compaq came with 2 Gig of memory and the HP came with 4 Gig of memory. Both laptops look like they are based on similar if not the same base system. The motherboard only has 1 memory slot. I ordered a 16 Gig (2 x 8G) set of DIMMs; one DIMM for each laptop. I was able to open the bottom of the laptops, take out the 2 or 4 Gig DIMM and insert an 8 Gig DIMM. Upon booting up the machines, they both reported 8 Gig of memory. Success!

Here is the memory that I ordered from G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-16GBSQ