Two weeks later, October 18, 2013, Microsoft will officially release its latest operating system, Windows 8.1. As stated, it is much better than the “Eight”, which everyone calls the second “by Vista” because of the number of fatal flaws and shortcomings.
Reasons not to believe the software giant is not, because it certainly took into account all the wishes of users and will not allow any loss of profit and negative reviews in the address. So it makes sense to consider switching to the operating system. Since before the release have less time, you should know in advance how best to move your computer or laptop to a modern operating system. There are several ways to do this, for each specific case.
1. Acquisition of licensed copies in the form of distribution and retail version
This method is suitable for those who prefer a fresh OS install on a clean, formatted the hard drive and does not recognize the procedure update. Microsoft distributes all of its operating system in two ways – through its official website or third-party retailers. The site can purchase a license key and download the package and offline partners will offer you the boxed version, which is located inside the optical drive and cherished sticker with a key.
In the case of Windows 8.1 Microsoft has decided to go back, we can say to the sources, and present only two versions – standard and Pro. At the very least, all the documents referred only to them. This is the same as it was with Windows XP – it is available as a Home and Pro. Buy distribution Windows 8.1, regardless of whether it was online or offline purchase, costs $ 120. Windows 8.1 Pro is now $ 200.
2. Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 8.1
Update is similar, in principle, possible, but do not forget that Microsoft has almost completely abandoned XP. Corporation strongly recommends this procedure, and this applies to XP, and stillborn Vista. The most it would be best to use in this situation, the Board of paragraph 1, and in some cases not even need to update the hardware filling machine, since the system requirements Windows 8.1 is even slightly lower than that of Windows 7.
3. Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1
In this case, all without any problems and with little or no user intervention.You can perform the procedure through the shop Windows Store or again, purchase boxed versions. But it makes sense to upgrade the system to the first Windows 8, because after the release of Windows 8.1, it will fall much in price, and then upgrade to 8.1. Does not take a lot of time, and the money will come out much cheaper.
4. Update with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
This is the easiest way. Just go to the store Windows Store and select the appropriate option. If you have a Windows 8, that are updated for free to Windows 8.1, and then order the update to Windows 8.1 Pro, if necessary.Well, if you originally used Windows 8 Pro, it will automatically upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro without further action.