Saturday, 2 June 2012

Things To Know Before Upgrading to Windows 8

We recently wrote about how you can upgrade to windows 8 by paying just Rs.699 when you have a newly bought and valid Microsoft Windows 7 installed on your computer.You are probably excited that you are getting a new operating software, but there are several things you should know before you download and install the latest version of Windows, Windows 8.

Here are a few things you should keep in mind before downloading and upgrading to Windows 8-

System Requirements for Windows 8 - Gives the minimum specs and features that your computer or laptop should have before installing Windows 8.With Specs like those it is more likely that most people will not have sufficient system requirements to run Windows 8 optimally and nut just minimally.


Windows 8 Download - ISO or Setup File? The Windows 8 Download Page gives you two options to download Windows 8 onto your computer or laptop, they are -

Dowloading a ISO of Windows 8
Downloading the Setup File for Windows 8


If you are planning to have two operating systems on your computer (dual boot), or you want to upgrade from an older version of Windows such as Windows 7, you can choose the Setup File option for downloading and installing Windows 8.

If you are installing Windows 8 afresh, then you might lose some or all of your applications on your hard-drive, if you are just upgrading to Windows 8, then you will not lose any files.

See when you should Install Windows 8 Using ISO.

Will all your Pre-Installed Software and Programs run on Windows 8? See whether or not your pre-installed software and programs (which were perfect for your previous operating system) will work or not, with Windows 8 here.

How Should I install Windows 8?
You can install Windows 8 on your computer in three different ways, each one suiting the needs and setup capabilities of different people, so here are the three ways to Install Windows 8 on your computer or laptop-

Install Windows 8 as a virtual machine.
Install Windows 8 as a Dual Operating System.
Install Windows 8 as a Primary Operating Software.


We will soon put up tutorials on Installing Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine and as a Primary Operating Software.

I hope this tutorial on Things To Know Before Upgrading to Windows 8 was helpful to you, if you have any doubts or problems, please ask through the comment box.
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Gautham A S is a personal tech columnist and blogging expert at TechGau.Org, one of the leading Tech, How-To and Blogging Tips blogs in the world..