Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is finally ready for the world. Consumers worldwide will have access to the latest Microsoft OS on a wide range of Windows 8 PCs, ultra books, tablets and hybrid devices. But how do you get it? There are a variety of options,[...] from upgrades to entirely new systems. Read on for how to get Microsoft's latest operating system.
Upgrading to Windows 8
Is I Am able to Use Windows8 ?
Microsoft says that if your computer can run Windows 7, it'll be able to run Windows 8.
Do I Can switch back to Windows 7 Or XP ?
Please note that you are opting for an “upgrade” so it will overwrite your existing copy of Windows and there’s no way you can uninstall Windows 8 to switch to the previous Windows installation.
Is My Windows 7 Programs will work on Windows 8 ?
Your existing software programs will only be preserved if you are moving from Windows 7 to Windows 8. If your current PC is running Windows XP or Vista, all your files and data will be preserved but you will have to reinstall the software apps after upgrading to Windows 8.
Download and run the Upgrade Assistant program. This will essentially perform a few checks on your computer and will also suggest a list of software programs / hardware devices that may not be compatible with Windows 8.
Do I get a Free Version of Windows 8 ?
Yes you can ! you can try out the release version for 90 days for free. Download a trial of the Windows 8 Enterprise version. However, you will not be able to upgrade to the final version from it, but it can be handy if you just want to dual boot or run it in a virtual machine .
How much Windows8 Cost ?
You will be required to pay $39.99 for the Windows 8 Professional edition. By a valid credit card or a PayPal account to pay the upgrade fee. If you are from India and have bought Windows 7 PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 since June 2, 2012 can buy Windows 8 Pro for Rs 699. The offer applies to Windows 7 PCs sold until January 31, and the upgrade must be claimed by February 28. To claim the offer, register the machine at windowsupgradeoffer.com .
You'll get an email with a promo code, which you can use to get the Windows 8 upgrade online.
But, those consumers, who bought Windows PCs before June 2, are qualified to download Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of Rs 1,999. Those who prefer buying a DVD to upgrade will have to pay Rs 3,499.
What do you think of Windows 8? Do you plan on buying a new computer running the operating system or upgrading your existing PC Friday? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.