Features Of Microsoft OS
When Microsoft released Windows 8, there were many expectations for Windows fans. However, it could not fulfill these expectations due to its various drawbacks. However, Microsoft new operating system Windows 8.1 was released to overcome all these drawbacks. In this post, we will find out how to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from various operating systems.
From Windows 8
All Windows 8 users are allowed to upgrade their operating systems to Windows 8.1 free. As both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 require the same minimum hardware configuration, Windows 8 users do not have to upgrade their hardware components. Before you make the upgrade, create a backup of the personal data. In addition, update all the drivers in the operating system. Keep in mind that Windows 8.1 update is of more than 3 GB in size. Therefore, ensure that your hard disk has enough space in it.
Check whether you have signed in to the Microsoft account. If you have not, select the Charms menu and then Settings. Choose Your Account and then Log in to the Microsoft account. Choose the option Update to Windows 8.1 for free found at the Windows Store to initiate the download. Follow the simple instructions to install the update.
From Windows 7
If you are a Windows 7 customer, you may purchase any of the Windows 8.1 versions, which are the standard version and the professional version. However, before you download or purchase the operating system, run the tool called Upgrade Assistant. It will help you to check the configuration of your computer and find out it if it has the necessary configurations to make the upgrade. The necessary requirements for the new operating system are 1 GHz processor, 16 GB hard disk space, 1 GB RAM, graphics card etc.
Microsoft OS Upgrade
If your computer is ready for the upgrade, you may download Windows 8.1 or purchase a hard copy of the operating system from a local store. Windows 8.1 will cost you 119.99 dollars while Windows 8.1 Pro will cost 199.99 dollars. An advantage of upgrading from Windows 7 is that you can take most of your settings in Windows 7 to Windows 8.1.
From Windows XP or Windows Vista
Windows XP and Windows Vista users require a hard copy of the operating system to make an upgrade. They cannot take the personal settings to the Microsoft new operating system.
We hope that the above points have helped you to upgrade your old operating system to Windows 8.1. For further assistance, you may contact our technical support team for assistance.
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