The latest and the most recent development in the world of Windows is the release of Windows 8 with much fanfare. Windows 8 has been built on the foundation firmly established by Windows 7, and there are many factors to consider before upgrading to Windows 8. The reviews, as usual, have been mixed, and the consumer is advised to use his own discretion while considering an upgrade. Make sure that you take proper precautions regarding back up and data before upgrading to newer version, so that you don’t lose any valuable information. The following tips can assist in making an informed decision:
- With internet and upgrade tools readily available, consumers are tempted to rush for an online update. Take some time and avoid rushing into purchase.
- Those who are seeking careful evaluations of pros and cons, should consider technical and pricing factors.
- Research the system requirements for the new Windows 8. This helps in avoiding future hardware purchases and saves costs.
- The manufacturers also provide upgrade options for customers with various versions of Windows on their desktops. Information pertaining to this is important, and gives a clear idea of the costs to be incurred.
- Special offers for upgrading follow the release of any new version, and they do have limited time period. Those who are eligible should enquire about the special and limited offers, as they can upgrade to the new version at very little cost.
- Offers stand only for genuine purchasers of Windows operating systems. The Windows 8 upgrade offer for users of genuine Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate is between June 2nd 2012 and January 31st 2013. Those who wish to avail this offer have to register beforehand for necessary code and download links.
- In order to assist the users, Microsoft releases tools that perform necessary tests and scans to see if the system is ready for the latest upgrade. The Windows 8 upgrade assistant can be used to ascertain compatibility and capability issues.
- Windows 8 can be installed in different ways like downloading data and installing directly, creating bootable DVD or USB flash drive, or by purchasing a Windows 8 DVD. Users can choose clean installation or in-place upgrade without backup depending on their current Windows version.
Author bio:I am Arun Rana a dedicated 21 years old Part time blogger ,loves to Play Cricket and other Sports & running a T20 related Blog. Currently a B.tech (Mechanical ) 3rd year student living in New Delhi