Windows 8.1 Upgrade
Last week I asked if anyone had upgraded to Windows 8.1. Most said no, and one person stated the he was going to upgrade to Mac OS X Mavrick. At the time I had not upgraded either.
On Thursday I upgraded 2 machines, one from Windows 8.0 and the other from Windows 7. In both cases the process was smooth and uneventful with the exception that on the Windows 8.0 to 8.1 upgrade I had to contact Microsoft to validate the Product Key. That was no big deal. I called the automated help line, entered a very long string of numbers and then entered the responding numeric code.
When I ran the upgrade on the Windows 7 box I chose to upgrade the OS only and therefore did not have to reinstall my apps. Aside from taking a couple of hours the process was otherwise painless. Don’t forget to run the Windows Update Tool. It takes a long time but is worth the trouble to keep your software up to date.
If you are still waiting to do the upgrade, I have included some links below to assist you with the process.
http://www.digitaltrends.com Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:52:23 GMT
Microsoft Windows 8.1 has finally arrived. Check out our guide on how to download and install Windows 8.1 for free to access the OS’ latest features.
http://techcrunch.com Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:21:11 GMT
Earlier today, Microsoft released Windows 8.1, the successor to its controversial Windows 8 operating system. From what I can tell, most folks appear to be..
http://howto.cnet.com Fri, 18 Oct 2013 01:40:02 GMT
Microsoft’s latest operating system brings a handful of new features and improvements to the Windows platform. Here’s how to get it. Read this article by Dan Graziano on CNET.