It has just been 3 years since Windows 7 was released and now Microsoft is on the verge of launching the new version s of Windows i.e. Windows 8. Microsoft has informed its partners about the release of their new product but official launch is expected around October this year. Not all PCs using Windows will be eligible for upgrade to Windows 8 and only those using Windows 7 can be upgraded. So if you want to try Microsoft’s latest product then grab a copy of Windows 7 for now.
Those upgrading from Windows 7 version will be able to retain applications, data files, user accounts as well as Windows settings. However, those using Vista or XP currently will be able to upgrade only if their system meets the hardware requirements. Vista users will get advantage of retaining user accounts, files and windows settings but the applications will not be retained. For XP users, only user accounts and files will be saved. There will be some loss of data for those seeking cross-language upgrades.
Microsoft has not yet informed their partners as well as customers about the pricing and release date of the Windows 8. However, reports say that Windows 8 RTM will be launched on July 18th.