It’s been a long time that people have been waiting for the new Microsoft’s new operating system. Since the Windows 8 is now available in the tech market and is the talk of the town for a couple of months, many of us can hardly let the time pass to not to take a test of it if it is really worth the wait. Windows 8 can now be purchased on Amazon for $68.88 which is quite cheaper than the price that Microsoft Store offers online. However, if you just want to upgrade your previous Windows versions, all you have to pay is $15 or $40 for digital copies. You can even have a discount on prices until January 31, 2013. On the other hand, fixed prices after the expiration of discounts are not yet clear. If you have a plan to have the Windows 8 soon and want to save a lot of money from your pocket, don’t wait too long and I suggest that you buy earlier.
Many online reviews have already praised the impressive performance of Windows 8 and many tech blogs cited that the new operating system works differently apart from competition. If you’re planning to upgrade your previous versions of Windows but do not know how, here are the following steps to help you out:
- Download Upgrade Assistant here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=262205n
- For you to get started, “run” the program. Wait for a few minutes because it takes time to check compatible apps and devices.
- Choose settings and files you want to retain
- If you bought your pc or laptop after June 2012, you have a chance to enter the promo code given to you in order for you to have a $14.99 discount on the price.
- Once your order gets processed, check your email containing the message with your receipt including your order number and product key, save it for later use. Next, the program will start downloading Windows 8 to your device and making important files ready for installation. You have three options to install Windows 8 but the easiest one is to start installing immediately. However, if you want to install on another platform, you can create installation on USB flash drive or burn to a DVD which will require you to have at least 3GB of space.
- After the process, you have to uninstall incompatible softwares for you to be able to continue installing. The installation will take up to 30 to 50 minutes, so you have to wait that long or do something else while the software is preparing your new windows OS, the Windows 8. Once it’s done, you’ll be asked to customize colors and login to your Microsoft account either using Hotmail or livemail.
The image below shows a sample of screen after upgrading.