It’s good that you are planning to have Windows 8 on PC. It will not just upgrade your experience but allow you to enjoy many other new applications and its social as well. Although, Windows 8 is secure than previous versions but you never know.
You can download latest version of Windows 8 from Microsoft website. If you will buy a disc, it will cost your extra dollars. You can install Windows 8 in a painless manner if you take care of these notes.
Check Computer Compatibility
System requirement for Windows 8 is not much demanding, as said by Microsoft that if your computer run on Windows 7, it can run Windows 8. If you using an older system, you must fulfill requirements, which are as under.
Processor: 1 GH minimum
RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) and 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 16 GB (32 bit) and 20 GB (64 bit)
Graphic Card: Microsoft direct X 9 and graphic card with WDDM drive
To check whether your computer fulfill requirements, right click on My Computer in start menu and click Properties > Programs > Accessories > System tools > System information
Moreover, Windows 7 that came with Intel atom Cedar Trail processor would not be able to run Windows 8. It may arise some conflicts. Some features of Windows 8 will not work with other like its ‘touch’ support. Windows apps require at least 1024 x 768 screen resolution.
Programs and Devices Compatibility
Most of the Windows 7 programs and devices work on Windows 8 but still check whether they will work fine on new Windows. For this sake, go to Microsoft compatibility center for Windows 8 upgrade assistant program. It scans computer to check software and hardware compatibility.
Decide Windows Version
Unlike previous versions of Windows, new Windows 8 does not have many versions. You only have two choices, which are Windows 8 and Windows Pro. Being a home user, you just have to decide between these two versions. For some business purpose, you may need RT but you can check difference between them on Microsoft website.
Search on Internet
Once you installed Windows 8, you must be shocked to see a strange interface. Don’t worry its new but quite handy. You can read on internet about using Windows 8 such as Windows 8 tips and tricks. Several blogs including this one are available online for your ease. Get yourself familiar with them and enjoy new life of computer. Keep Reading our Posts and you will get to know how to handle Windows 8.