how to get the windows 8 for my pc

India
November 11, 2012 9:21am CST
I am planning to upgrade from windows xp operating system to a windows 8 operating system (OS) ,just because i heard from many of my friends it has many features and also it has more value and my friends suggested it highly.so how do i get it online and what are the process involved in it now?
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@cecil04 (409)
• South Africa
19 Nov 12
You must already know that you can download windows 8 from the windows Microsoft site. Most of the time with the new operating systems like windows vista, 7 and maybe 8, files from your previous windows can be found on your c: drive in a folder called windows old but you must have over 10Gb of free disk space or you could buy an external hard drive.
@livewyre (2455)
27 Nov 12
You could download it, but be warned that windows 8 has been created with a touch-screen environment in mind, so is quite different from other versions of Windows in that respect. It's relatively cheap to get an upgrade, but read up on it first to ensure that you really know what you will be getting.
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
11 Nov 12
You can download Windows 8 directly from the Microsoft website. However, I would recommend downloading the Upgrade Assistant from Microsoft first, which will scan your system and inform you how Windows 8 will work on your computer. Windows 8 will utilise more system resources than Windows XP, and there may also be some programs that will not work due to incompatability, so it is important to know beforehand what the upgrade will really mean to you. Assuming that your computer will support Windows 8 and that your software is compatable, then it would certainly be a worthwhile upgrade to make. If you do decide to go ahead and upgrade, then I would recommend doing so before the end of January because the Microsoft promotion will end then and the operating system will become much dearer.
• India
19 Nov 12
yes i can download it,but how do i backup all my files in old OS,and how long does it take to get booted and is it pretty faster than other previous versions
• United States
21 Dec 12
If you buy it online, make sure to buy an external hard drive too, because any important files will need to be backed up onto the external hard drive because installing a new OS will erase all your data.
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
18 Nov 12
I think you can buy it from Microsoft official site . Then ungraded are burn it to a cd and run it on your system .
@dlfhr04 (75)
• Indonesia
14 Nov 12
check your requirement first since your PC is still using xp, I think your PC is old.
• United States
13 Nov 12
I typically wait till about service pack 2 on an Operating System before I move over to it. By service pack 2 they typically have enough of the bugs worked out. Just my suggestion. Bryan
• Indonesia
12 Nov 12
ha ha, everyone wants windows 8 now :D I heard many good things about this version of windows but i haven't even thinking about using it since its still very new, most software developer not yet have a compatible version of their software.. However if you want it now you can just purchase it and install it yourself
• India
12 Nov 12
You can get it from microsoft website.Buy you have to pay for it.
11 Nov 12
Buying it? You typically get different versions, home, pro etc ... But apart from that you get a full retail and upgrade. The full will require you formatting the hard drive and starting again from 'scratch' and the upgrade will well upgrade from your windows XP to 8. You may want to look up the system specs for Windows 8 however as your machine may or may not be able to handle it. Also look at the drivers you currently have installed and go online to the makers sites and make sure they have Windows 8 drivers released otherwise you may end up in a jam.. Goodluck
• Lubbock, Texas
11 Nov 12
You can find the system requirements here. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/system-requirements If your computer meets all these requirements there is a lot more information and you can probably find out where to get the windows OS, or how to download it.