Windows 8 has already been released and the best part is that soon it is going to occupy its place in the stores. I know you must be excited for this but the even more fascinating thing about this new arrival is that you can upgrade to Windows 8 from, Windows 7, Windows XP and also Windows Vista. Whereas the dazzling features likestart screen, Windows Explorer etc, are always there to amaze you. So today we will be telling you how you can upgrade Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 to Windows 8. For this article we are upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro.
If you are having Windows XP and want to upgrade to Windows 8, but are scared of loosing your crucial personal documents, then you don’t have to worry now. This is because another mind-blowing feature of Windows 8 is that, while upgrading you can still retain your personal files and folders. For upgrading your existing OS, firstly you must know that you can either upgrade using the boot menu or upgrade after booting into the installation you want to upgrade.
Steps To Upgrade To Windows 8
- The first thing that you have to do is to boot your existing Windows installation and run the setup.exe file from the DVD. After this you will be presented with a screen shown below.
- Now, for installation, simply feed the 20 digit product key.
- There then you will be presented with the licensing terms of Windows 8, which you have to accept, in order to move on.
- Here in this step you have a choice either to retain your files and apps (only for Windows 7) or keep the files only (for XP and Vista) or do nothing (full fresh install).
- After this, the setup will be ready to install Windows 8.
- If there would be any app that is not compatible with Windows 8, it will be detected. So before proceeding on you will need to uninstall them.
- Sometimes after uninstall those apps you might be required with a reboot but once rebooted, the set up will continue from where it was left off.
- From here the upgrade process will start, in which Windows will restart several times.
We hope that this is going to be helpful for all those Windows users who want to upgrade from there existing Windows OS to Windows 8. Do let us know how do you find it.