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How to Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro

by JiniOnline / January 23, 2013 8:47 PM PST

Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro till 31st of January 2013 is available at very low price $39.99. You will have to pay more for this after this month.

Follow the inline steps to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro:

1. Go to Microsoft official website >> log in and click on Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro section to install Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant.

2. After Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant is installed, run it to purchase Windows 8 Pro.

3. Go through the on-screen instructions to check if it is possible to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro in your PC.

4. When it is finalized that your PC is capable of running Windows 8 Pro, follow the on-screen instructions to make payment and subsequently download and install your OS copy.

5. After the installation is complete, customize it as per your preferences.

Note: You can only upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, if your PC has Windows XP SP3, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 Customer Preview or Windows 8 Release Preview. In case of XP SP3 & Vista, you may need to reinstall the apps.

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The how-to is easy.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 23, 2013 8:58 PM PST

The "why" and "should I" questions are much more difficult to answer, especially positive.

In fact, most businesses won't do it on their PC's and most consumers, I think, won't do it either.


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I beg to differ
by tonyron227 / January 24, 2013 3:22 AM PST
In reply to: The how-to is easy.

I have upgraded a handful of computers since late October and overall the experience has been positive. I am curious to see how this would work going from XP to Windows 8. I have read one review that was positive but I would like to see for myself. Some folks believe they will be able to wait and see and then upgrade later for as little as $70 but I am not optimistic about a cost as low as that. Businesses on the other hand will not jump on it so quickly. I know of one company that still uses Windows 2000 Professional and refuses to spend money to upgrade to XP...go figure...

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Re: upgrade price
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 24, 2013 4:25 AM PST
In reply to: I beg to differ
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by focu25 / July 25, 2013 9:40 PM PDT

have you actually upgraded from win xp ?

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