An upgrade to Windows 8 won’t set anyone back, and if one carpools for a couple days he will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7, Vista, and XP.
An upgrade to Windows 8 won’t set anyone back, and if a person carpools for a couple days he will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7, Vista, and XP.
In addition to wooing consumers to upgrade with a relatively reasonable promotional price tag, Microsoft is also tagging on Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” after an upgrade is purchased.
The Windows 8 upgrading process is very similar to previous versions of Windows. Users are notified that the upgrade may cause incompatibilities among the users’ current hardware, and then they will be given the options to keep all, some, and none of the current Window’s files and settings. Also, depending on the version of Windows a user is upgrading from, he may not be able to keep all settings and or files.
The next step will be downloading the upgrade, and how fast the download finishes varies on network conditions on both sides.
Once the upgrade finishes downloading, users will be given the options to install the upgrade now or later via various methods which include USB drive or ISO-to-DVD.
If people prefer to purchase the physical backup DVD it will cost an extra $15, and a complete retail upgrade version will also be available for $69.99. The promotions of both retail and downloadable upgrades end January 31, 2013.