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Upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 Preview [How To]

Posted by Rich On June - 27 - 2013

windows81-00If you’re itching to take a tour and try the new features of Windows 8.1, including automatic app updates, booting straight to the desktop, (up to) four app split screen, radio, a health and fitness app, 3D printer support, and more, you can download it now.

Note: If you’re using an English version of Windows, you can only install Windows 8.1 Preview from the Windows Store if your OS base language is English (US)

If you do not have a Windows 8 disc handy, create a Windows 8 USB recovery drive in case anything goes wrong in the upgrade process and you need to recover Windows. To update your installation of Windows 8 to Windows 8.1:
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Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro [How To]

Posted by Rich On October - 23 - 2012

You can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, released on October 26th, 2012 in a number of ways. This guide will show you your options and show you how to upgrade based on your choice:

  • Upgrade from Windows XP, Vista, or 7 via upgrade Disc
  • Upgrade from Windows XP, Vista, or 7 via online purchase
  • Upgrade a Windows 7 PC purchased between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013
  • Order a PC with Windows 8 Pre-installed
  • Try before you buy

Note: Prices listed are in USD and will vary by locality.

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Windows 8 RTM Released (Available on TechNet and MSDN)

Posted by Rich On August - 15 - 2012

Windows 8 is coming to tablets and PCs in stores on October 26, 2012.

Windows 8 Available by the End of October 2012

Posted by Rich On July - 9 - 2012

Microsoft announced Windows 8 will reach general availability by the end of October after releasing to manufacturing (RTM) on the first week of August. Will you be upgrading to Windows 8 (from Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7) for $39.95 when it comes out?

via Upcoming Windows Milestones Shared with Partners at WPC.

Windows 8 Release Preview Available for Download

Posted by Rich On May - 31 - 2012

The Windows 8 Release Preview is ready for download in ISO format from Microsoft’s servers:


Product Key:   TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF

Burn Windows 8 Release Preview ISO to a DVD

Follow this guide to learn how to burn an ISO to a DVD.

Create a bootable Windows 8 thumb drive

Use this method if you use a netbook (with no DVD drive) or just want to install Windows 8 from a thumb drive.

Install Windows 8 in a Virtual Machine

If you want to try Windows 8 from the comfort of your Windows 7/Vista/XP installation, consider installing Windows 8 in a virtual machine  with VirtualBox.

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We’re no strangers to App Stores. Headed by Apple, companies are adding their own stores to their platforms and Microsoft is following suit.

As always, we at Windows Guides take a topic (not well-known, difficult to understand/get facts, commonly explained wrongly) and do our best to explain it to you. Here’s what I’ve gathered thus far by answering the questions I have on the Windows Store.


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