Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8
November Here is how to get a free Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8. So, it has been a few years now since Microsoft ran the Get Windows 10 promotion and now you think you might like to get your version of Windows 7 or Windows 8. The question is now, should you upgrade your computer to Windows 10?
Upgrade- en installatie-instructies voor Windows 8/8.1
By Woody Leonhard Windows 8. Three of those versions are available in bit and bit incarnations. That makes eight different versions of Windows to choose from. Contemplating the bit conundrum may exercise a few extra gray cells, but with a little help, you can probably figure it out easily.
In a nutshell, the five Windows versions and targeted customer bases look like this: Windows 8. A big bonus for many of you: This version makes all the myriad Windows languages — 96 of them, from Afrikaans to Yoruba — available to anyone with a normal, everyday copy of Windows, at no extra cost. You also need Windows 8. An added bonus: If you want to buy Windows on Microsoft hardware, the Microsoft Surface computers come with Windows 8.
Surface computers are capable, junk-free, innovative — and pricey. If you want the whole enchilada, you have to pay for volume licensing and the Software Assurance program.
And then you have to buy Windows Media Center. Before you tear your hair out trying to determine whether you bought the right version, or which edition you should buy your great-aunt Ethel, rest assured that choosing the right version is much simpler than it first appears.
Buying the right Windows 8. What if you buy Windows 8. Be of good cheer. Microsoft chose the feature sets assigned to each Windows version with one specific goal in mind: Maximize Microsoft profits. All it takes is a credit card and a Microsoft Account to upgrade from Windows 8. Upgrading is easy and cheap, but not as cheap as buying the version you want the first time.
Narrowing the Windows 8. Windows RT is only available pre-installed on new computers. That leaves you with plain vanilla Windows 8. Connect to a corporate network. Run Windows Media Center. If you have a lot invested in your older Media Center, you may want to pay for it in Windows 8. Only Win8. Play the role of the puppet — the host — in a Remote Desktop interaction. This Win8. Many businesspeople find that LogMeIn , a free alternative to Remote Desktop, does everything they need and that Remote Desktop amounts to overkill.
LogMeIn lets you access and control your home or office PC from any place that has an Internet connection. Run Hyper-V. Some people can benefit from running virtual machines inside Windows 8. If you absolutely have to get an old Windows XP program to cooperate, for example, running Hyper-V with a licensed copy of Windows XP may be the best choice. For most people, VMs are an interesting toy, but not much more.
In addition, you need Windows 8. Dummies Insider.
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Both laptops booted to the login screen in eight seconds, under both Windows 8. One feature that may potentially shave a few seconds off real-world boot times is Windows 10’s facial recognition tool, which allows a user to be logged in the minute they sit in front of their PC. This feature, however, requires a special Intel RealSense 3D camera — and will not work with an ordinary webcam. Along with fingerprint readers, these cameras are now relatively common in high-end notebooks, which gives Windows 10 a slight edge. Winner Windows 10, by a whisker, but only if you count the small potential time saving of facial recognition.
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By Woody Leonhard. Windows appears in five — count ’em, five — different versions. Three of those versions are available in bit and bit incarnations. Time is running out, however; Microsoft has ended mainstream support for the most recent major version of Windows , with extended. First, your computer needs to be running a legally licensed, not pirated, version of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows The key here is.