Install later from your desktop You should use this option if you are not ready to upgrade your computer at this time. The Upgrade Assistant for Windows 8. This will open a detailed report of any issues the upgrade assistant may have found. I am 29, too old now, I guess. The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant will now show you the Windows version that is most compatible with your current version of Windows. We believe that your upgrade experience in Windows 8 will be a breeze by offering a faster experience, a single upgrade path, and compatibility from prior versions of Windows. To download the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant please visit the following web site: Once at the web site, click on the Download button and save the file to your desktop.
These directories include your user profiles, Windows folder, Program Files directory, and other important locations. If you run it on a 32-bit version of Windows, it will download the 32-bit Windows 8 Files and if you run it on a 64-bit version, it will download the 64-bit Windows 8 files. You will also be sent an email receipt that contains your product key. Unfortunately, Microsoft provided no easy migration path from the old operating system to the new one, but the upgrade to Windows 8. Step 9: Once the installation is done, you will see the Personalize screen where you pick color for the Start screen background, and tiles. No worries, though, at least according to Microsoft.
When it is done scanning your computer it will display a summary of any issues that it may have found. If you receive a message from the Upgrade Assistant stating We can't connect right now, please see the troubleshooting tips in the information box below. The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant will now place the order and retrieve your product key. When you are ready to perform the upgrade in the future, you can click on the Install Windows shortcut that will be on the desktop. The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant will finalize some background tasks, which should only take a few seconds, and then display the order form where it prompts you to enter your billing address. Your next step, then, should be to set up a Windows 8. If you're buying all-new hardware, you need to be concerned only with the apps.
This information is used, along with details of the hardware and software you have, to determine which version of Windows 8 is most suitable for your needs. Have been using windows since the era of windows 3. Skype We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all depending on whether you'll pay data charges. If you chose Install by Creating Media, the installer downloads the files necessary for installing Windows 8.
After reviewing this information, if you wish to continue click on the Close button and then click on the Next button. Everything you have installed will be broken down into list of compatible hardware and software, and those that need your attention. But you have to use the right Upgrade Assistant. There are no other messages and nothing to tell me that the process is still running, has stopped or what. You have the option of either using Paypal or a credit card to pay for the upgrade. You can install all available updates after installing Windows 8.
You can find it in your local computer store or online at, among other places, the and just about anywhere software is sold. I used another free program called DriverMax to back up the drivers efficiently. Once you purchase your upgrade, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant kicks off your download. The name may vary depending on where you live. All installed programs and Windows settings will be deleted. Even if desktop administrators could make Windows 8 work on existing desktops, they still had to migrate user data and reinstall third-party programs, if they could get the legacy at all. When the files have finished downloading, the setup program will verify the integrity of all the downloaded files to make sure that they are not corrupted.
Select the option you wish to use and then click on the Next button. It wont install if it cannot enable this feature. You are then asked to say which of your current files and settings you would like to transfer to Windows 8. I also had this problem, but fixed it for myself. Windows 8 has a very lenient set of system requirements and the chances are that if your machine is capable of running a recent version of the operating system to a decent degree, you should have no trouble with Windows 8.
Please select the payment method that you would like to use and click on the Next button. Once the scan is done, you will see Install button. To purchase this version, click on the Order button. My suggestion on that is keep the old laptop handy just for those programs. The easiest method to determine if your computer will have problems upgrading to Windows 8 is to use.
When you are ready, please click on the Next button and the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant will start to download the files necessary to install Windows 8 on this computer. Is there anything that I can do to resolve the situation or am I looking at buying a new pc. Select No, thanks and click Next button to proceed to the next screen. It should also be noted that you can only upgrade to the same platform type 32-bit or 64-bit as your current version of Windows. Even if you can get Windows 8. Beyond that, limited extended support kicks in -- mostly security hot fixes -- but only until Jan.