Many users experience strange results when they upgrade the operating system of an existing PC. There are ways of moving easily from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and there are ways to avoid the accidental problems that might arise in the transfer.
With Windows 8 available, customers wonder whether they should halt buying Windows 7 models and wait for new Windows 8 models. In a sense, the Windows 7 models are probably the better buy if you’re shopping sales. For those concerned customers, Microsoft offers upgrades for Windows 8 Pro to recent purchasers of Windows 7 PC models. The conditions are:
1. Buy a Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013.
2. Register for the offer at windowsupgradeoffer.com before February 28, 2013.
3. Once registered, Microsoft will send you an email with your promotion code and purchase instructions when Windows 8 Pro is available.
4. Download and install Windows 8 Pro on a compatible Windows-based PC with Windows Upgrade Assistant.
Plus, the offer includes 90 days of Microsoft technical support at no charge.
Assuring that there are no data losses, it’s important to first back-up your system on an extra hard drive. We usually advise making backups on a routine basis and these drives are one of the essential accessories for any PC user.
When going the Microsoft route for downloading the upgrade, the 90-day Microsoft technical support may be very helpful. Use of your old system on a hard drive may be extremely valuable.