Things to Consider Before Upgrading to Windows 8

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Almost everyone is now upgrading to Windows 8 operating system. In this article, you will know what exactly needs to do and the best practices before deciding to upgrade to Windows 8.

First, let me give you a short introduction to Windows 8. Windows 8 is the latest operating system from the software giant Microsoft. It’s known for it’s fast reboot, smooth graphics, and faster performance. It’s also using most of it’s app through cloud technology where you can access your apps in any windows 8 PC with your login information. If you want to know more about windows 8, you can visit the Microsoft website for more details since this topic is about the best practices before upgrading to Windows 8. However, I might write my own Windows 8 review soon.

Now, let’s get to the topic. This is applicable to Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7.  Before you upgrade to windows 8, make sure your computers component is compatible. This is the most common mistake of Windows users. They get excited when they hear about how great windows 8 is and decided to upgrade right away without even checking if their system can handle it. 

This leads to a lot of inconvenience in your part since once you upgrade to Windows 8, you cannot revert it back to the previous operating system like windows 7, Vista, or XP without their respective installer and recovery discs. It doesn’t mean that since your computer is Windows 7 it is right away compatible to Windows 8 as it runs in entirely different architecture.

This results to complaints and people would hate the latest operating system because of the hassle they will be going through. Here’s the best practice comes in. Always read first about the product before deciding to buy or upgrade. Read the pros and cons and make sure you are at least 80% knowledgeable about the product before you decide to purchase it. A 30 minutes of read can save you from wasting your money and time.

There are two things you can do to make sure your computer is compatible.

1. Go to your manufacturer’s website and search for your computer model to check if there are updates for windows 8 available.

2. Second, you can download the Windows upgrade assistant tool for Windows 8. Go to Bing and search for the tool. This is what I always recommend since it’s easy to use and automatically available.