Now upgrade your system to Windows 8 Pro. Doesn’t it buzz great? Microsoft has announced pricing and additional details on programs, which allow upgrade your systems to Windows 8 Pro. The software giant is trying to introduce innumerable upgrade options very soon. Here are some useful details:
Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8
Windows 7 allows upgrading your system to Windows 8 Pro following some simple steps. To upgrade your system to Windows 8 Pro, you need a download for only $39.99. After upgrading, your system’s existing files, apps and personal settings stay as usual.
Upgrading Windows Vista to Windows 8
You can upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 8 Pro through a download for just $39.99. Your system retains personal files and settings after upgrading, although you have to reinstall apps.
Upgrading XP to Windows 8
Microsoft has a solution for XP users. To upgrade XP, you require a download for merely $39.99. The process holds only your personal settings, but you have to restore apps and other settings manually. It’s expected that Microsoft will remove XP in 2014.
Before going to upgrade your system to Windows 8 Pro, note down a few tips:
When to Install
After downloading the Windows 8 upgrade files, you have two choices – either begin installation right away or save the files for installing for later time. If you choose the latter option, then you can create .ISO file or USB that can be burned to a DVD.
Pre – Configured Backup DVD
Once you have purchased and downloaded the Window 8 upgrade, you can ask for a pre-configured backup DVD available for $15, Microsoft sends it through snail mail.
If you don’t know how to use a DIY download or burning DVDs, then you can buy boxed upgrade discs that will be offered at Best Buy and many other retailers. These discs are sold for $69.99, which is more than 75% with reference to the download version.
Information for New PC Buyers
If you are planning to buy a PC and you can’t wait for Windows 8 systems, then you can purchase Windows 7 system that can be upgraded to Windows 8 Pro. To upgrade your system, you will have to invest $14.99 in addition to the new computer price.