Windows 8 Installation Plans Revealed

By  |  Monday, November 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Why do people choose not to upgrade to the newest version of Windows? In plenty of cases, it’s because they don’t want to deal with the hassle of the upgrade process. In a new blog post, Microsoft has outlined its plans for how upgrades to Windows 8 will work. They’re ambitious, involving a Web-based system that checks a PC and its apps for Windows 8 compatibility and can either install the new OS on the fly or create a DVD or thumb drive-based install. 

It’s not going to lure everyone who’s reluctant to upgrade–for one thing, you’ll only be able to perform a full upgrade, with existing apps remaining in place, on Windows 7 machines. But if it works as planned, it sounds nifty, and should be a good starting point for versions of Windows beyond 8.


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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Dave Barnes Says:

    The upgrade process is a huge difference between Windows and Mac OS X.
    With one, you can only think about the upcoming pain.
    With the other, you just do it.

  2. Nonoy Says:

    I hope it won't be a hassle from Windows Vista to Windows 8. I'm still using Vista now and I want to upgrade it. Since I heard about Windows 8 I want to get it as soon as it is released.

  3. Seo Specialist India Says:

    I think windows8 will be very interesting. I am waiting for it.