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Windows 8 Upgrade: A Step by step guide

Windows 8 UpgradeIf you are planning to upgrade from the previous versions of Windows to the new Windows 8, this is the article you must read. Upgrading to Windows 8 is quite easy if you can follow some easy and simple tips. However, if you miss some of these steps, you might end up with a useless operating system and a dead computer. So, go through the rest of the article before you proceed for a Windows 8 upgrade.

The first thing you should consider before you make a move for Windows 8 Upgrade is to make sure your hardware’s compatible with the OS. Although Windows 8 works on most PCs, you should check out for a faster processor with adequate RAM. Once you have determined this, you will need to get a copy of Windows 8. You can get Windows 8 from the official site of Microsoft or order a DVD.  When you download a copy from the site, don’t forget to note down the Product Key, which will be shown in the Download Assistant box. If you forget to do so, check your email inbox, which will have a receipt mail from Microsoft containing your product key. You won’t be able to upgrade to Windows 8 without this key.

You have a number of options to upgrade to Windows 8. You can upgrade online or you can also keep a copy of all the files in your pen drive or burn them to DVDs and install them later on. When you download the upgrade from Microsoft, it will give you two options e.g. pen drive or DVD from which you can choose the suitable one.  While, downloading the upgrade, you should also check out if your PC is 32 bit or 64 bit as there are two different versions of Windows 8. It is also a good idea to keep a backup of your previous files in case there is a problem in the upgrade process.

The price is also an important issue while upgrading to Windows 8. Keep in mind that if you have a PC with preinstalled Windows 7, which was purchased between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013, it will cost you $14.99. Otherwise, you will need to pay more.

We recommend having a professional IT consultant help you with your Windows 8 upgrade.  Contact us today to book a no obligation discussion about your Windows 8 upgrade needs.

 

 

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