How to Upgrade your System to Windows 8
Windows 8 is now available for users to download. There are a lot of changes that have been brought in with this new version. One of the massive changes is that the Start Menu and the Start Button are completely gone. Instead, what we have is the Metro tiled interface. Microsoft, by incorporating this new feature has made it easy for users to gain quick access to information and updates. These tiles can be turned on or off. The new Windows 8 desktop screen has a lot of usability. If you have not yet upgraded to this latest OS, you must consider doing so. Read on to learn how to upgrade to your system to Windows 8.
How to upgrade to Windows 8
Before you work on the upgrading process, you can check first if you are eligible for the upgrade or not.
Eligibility for upgrade to Windows 8
To be eligible for this upgrade your PC must have the product authenticity certificate and product key. Home and student users who purchased a qualified PC are eligible for this upgrade. If you have purchased your PC between June 2nd 2012 and January 13th 2013, you automatically qualify for this promotional upgrading offer.
The last date to order and register for this promotional upgrade is on the 28th of February 2013. PC’s running on Windows 7 Professional, Home Basic, Home Premium or Ultimate are eligible for it. Once you have registered for this upgrade, you can download Windows 8 on your Windows compatible PC. Having downloaded this new version you can take advantage of the 90 days support from Microsoft. Other customers who do not qualify for Windows 8 Pro can purchase Windows 8 Pro upgrade retail package product at one of the participating outlets.
Before you order for this upgrade, you must check if your country qualifies for this upgrade; about 140 countries can take advantage of this upgrade offer. Pricing is available in 23 currency options and you can purchase this upgrade in one of the 37 languages it is available in. Pricing varies by market though.
System requirements for upgrading to Windows 8
The requirements for your PC to run on Windows 8 are not too many. Your PC will need a Hard Disk space of 32 bits – 16 GB or 64 bit – 24 GB space and 1 GigaByte (GB) of RAM. Graphics card on your PC should be Direct X 9 graphics device that comes with a WDDM driver and the processor must be a minimum of 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster preferably the one that supports NX, SSE2 and PAE. Apart from these, there are additional requirements to use a few of the Windows 8 features.
How to order Windows 8 upgrade
First you will need to run the Upgrade Assistant on your PC. This will automatically check if your PC is ready to be upgraded. Having successfully completed the check, you will also be provided with the option to purchase, download and install it. While purchasing you will be asked to provide the following information:
- Your name
- Personal information like your address, phone number and email address
- Shipping address if you want the Windows 8 installation DVD delivered to your door step
- Mode of payment
- Promo code information
The promo code will be sent to you via email. Once you enter it, the new price for Windows 8 will be displayed. You can purchase, download and install Windows 8 on your PC and experience the all new difference.
To find answers to questions or doubts about Windows 8 that you might have, you may open this link for more information: http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-IN/Home/Faq#FAQPage_Category2Literal.Text