Windows 8 Upgrade Tips
There is no need to worry about how to upgrade to Windows 8, if you currently have Windows 7 running on your system. Microsoft designed the latest Windows OS, keeping in mind the System Requirements of Windows 7 systems. In other words, Windows 7 and Windows 8 have pretty much the same System Requirements.
A few things to keep in mind when installing Windows 8
It is important that you update the Windows 7 OS currently in your system, before you go ahead with the Windows 8 installation. If you go through the instructions provided by Microsoft on how to upgrade to Windows 8, you will see that updating the current OS is necessary when you are upgrading to a new OS. Keep in mind that this is only necessary in the case of an OS upgrade. If you are going for a fresh installation, then this is not necessary.
So, when installing Windows 8 on a Windows 7 system, you need to first download and install all the Windows 7 updates before you proceed with the OS upgrade. This will ensure a smooth transition from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Now, you can go ahead and run the Windows 8 installer file from the OS DVD.
You might be asked to confirm the Windows 7 version you are using at present. So, check the OS version details before you start the installation process. Also, keep the Windows 8 Product Key ready, as you will be asked to enter it during the OS installation process.
Support For Windows 8 Installation
After you have entered the Product Key, select the ‘I accept the licence terms’ option and click on the Accept button to proceed with the installation. You will be asked to select the type of OS installation for Windows 8 on your system. Since you are upgrading from Windows 7, select the first option Keep Windows Settings, Personal Files and Apps and click Next to proceed.
Now, the Windows 8 installation wizard will check if the system is ready for the upgrade. You are likely to see a few incompatible applications mentioned here, which you need to uninstall so that the OS installation can continue. Click on the Uninstall button you see next to each of these incompatible applications and click on Refresh to see if there are any other incompatible apps.
After this, the OS installation will start and you just need to follow the on-screen prompts to personalise the installed OS by providing a PC Name, assigning a OS colour scheme and so on.
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