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Windows 8.1 To Be Available By October 18

Windows 8 transfer

     Features of Windows 8.1

If you have already done a Windows 8 transfer, get ready for the upgrade to Windows 8.1. The latest operating system from Microsoft will be available in the market from October 18. The new operating system is released with major changes to its predecessor in order to overcome its drawbacks.

Now, those customers who have carried out a Windows 8 transfer can make an upgrade for free. The new operating system has a price similar to its predecessor. If your computer’s current operating system is a Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, then you can make an upgrade to Windows 8.1 for $119.99. The professional edition of the operating system is priced a bit higher and will cost you $199.99.

Let us now discuss about some of the features of the new operating system.

Photo Loop – If you have used BlackBerry 10, you would already be acquainted with the ‘Photo Rewind’ technology in it. ‘Photo Loop’ almost resembles this feature and helps you rewind a picture. This technology can help you obtain the best click and avoid the wrong moments in a photo.

Lock Screen slideshow – This feature allows you to set a slideshow of photos in your device or your SkyDrive so that you can look at your favorite pictures while the screen is locked.

Windows 8 upgrade assistant

        Windows 8.1 upgrade

Arrange your tiles – Windows 8.1 allows users to arrange the tiles according to their priorities. All you need to do is right click on a tile or press and hold on it for a few seconds to move it to a different location.

View multiple apps – SnapView can be very useful for those users who run multiple apps at the same time. This feature allows you to view different apps simultaneously. You can also make changes to the size of these apps.

Save files in SkyDrive – With this feature, now users can upload their files to SkyDrive with a few simple steps. SkyDrive is the cloud based storage space from Microsoft and users can now upload their music files, video files, movies etc to it.

Therefore, with a lot more features added to it, the new operating system Windows 8.1, will surely give you a unique experience. If you have made a Windows 8 transfer, then it is time to make the next upgrade. The Windows 8 upgrade assistant tool helped users verify if their computer was ready for Windows 8 transfer. You can make use of this tool before you carry out an upgrade to Windows 8.1.

Find Out If Your Computer Is Ready For Windows 8

Windows 8 requirements

                  Windows 8 operating system

Windows enthusiasts around the world were waiting patiently for the new operating system that offers a very different experience and interface to the users. The wait is over and the Windows 8 operating system is out in the market. You can either get the operating system installed in a new computer or upgrade your existing Windows operating system to Windows 8.

Now, if you are planning to upgrade your Windows based computer to the latest operating system, then this article is going to help you. We will find out the Windows 8 requirements on your computer that are necessary to get your system upgraded to the new OS. It does not matter which Windows operating system you use on your computer, you can upgrade to the revolutionary operating system if your computer satisfies the hardware requirements.

System Requirements

The minimum Windows 8 requirements to upgrade your operating system are given below.

  • RAM – Your computer should be equipped with at least 1 GB of RAM if you wish to install the 32-bit version and at least 2 GB for the 64-bit version.
  • Processor Speed – The speed of your processor should not be less than 1 GHz for the operating system to function smoothly.
  • Hard Disk space – It is necessary that your computer’s hard disk has enough space to load Windows 8 files. The 32-bit version of Windows 8 requires 16 GB of your computer’s hard disc space and the 64-bit version requires 32 GB of space.

    Windows 8 upgrade assistant

                                     Windows 8 features

  • Screen Resolution – A minimum resolution of 1024 * 768 pixels is essential for Windows 8, while you get the full Windows 8 experience only with a 1366 * 768 pixels resolution.

If your computer has the above-mentioned Windows 8 requirements, then upgrade to Windows 8 today. If you are not sure about the system configuration on your computer, then you can get the help of Windows 8 upgrade assistant. This tool will help you find out if your computer has the minimum requirements to run the operating system. Remember that Windows 8 supports the touch screen features. No other operating system supports touch interface on a desktop operating system. Therefore, to maximize your Windows 8 experience, replace your monitor with one that has touch interface.

Windows 8 is the fastest operating system from Microsoft that gets you on to the desktop screen in less than a minute. Therefore, find out if your computer is ready for the upgrade and check out the latest operating system from Microsoft.

Windows 8 Pro Upgrade For $39.99

Windows 8 upgrade, Windows 8 Upgrade assistant

upgrading to Windows 8

Microsoft claims that the users can upgrade their existing Windows PC to Windows 8 Pro. This Windows 8 upgrade will help the users in enabling their systems to run on the Windows 8 operating system. The Windows 8 upgrade of your existing PC is at the cost of $39.99. Microsoft says that users of Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows Vista can make use of this opportunity and get all the benefits of Windows 8 operating system in their old PCs. The upgrade offer is eligible for all Windows operating systems from Windows XP. The offer will be available in all the 131 markets once new operating system hits the market.

 The Catch in the offer!

Why should Microsoft give away the chance to earn a profit from the upgrade with such an offer? The catch is user can upgrade to Windows 8 system only though the Upgrade assistant of the operating system. This in turn can be obtained only by purchasing a $15 backup DVD or by buying a $69.99 DVD for Windows 8 Pro for upgradation. Hence, upgrading to Windows 8 interface is never cheap. You have to pay the price. How did you expect Microsoft to offer something so sophisticated for almost nothing?

Once you have shipped in the Upgrade Assistant DVD, you can do the process easily. The assistant will guide the users through a systematic set of instructions for downloading and installing the operating system. The upgrade assistant will scan the PC and check if it is ready for the installation of the new operating system. It will check for the compatibility of the drivers. A detailed compatibility

Windows 8 upgrade, Windows 8 Upgrade assistant

upgrading to Windows 8

report will be provided to the user. This will help the user to know all that he will need to have before and after the installation of the operating system. If any drivers are missing or not compatible, the user can make arrangements for the same. It will also help in determining if some programs will conflict with the upgraded operating system. Compatibility issues can be foreseen and avoided before the upgradation. The option for Windows Media Center can also be added during this upgradation process; for free.

So if you want to try Windows 8 operating system in your old machine, you can try the offer by Microsoft and save some money in the purchase of new operating system.