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You do not have to worry too much on how to upgrade to Windows 8, since Microsoft has introduced a slew of applications like Upgrade Assistant, PCMover Express, etc. to make the process easier. You can make use of any such application to reduce the chances of any OS installation errors. In addition, it is now possible to directly download the Windows 8 installation file from Windows server and purchase the product key online as well.
How to upgrade to Windows 8
First, make sure that your system is actually ready for Windows 8. You can click on the ‘how to upgrade to Windows 8‘ link that you see at Microsoft Windows web page to check that. This will take you to a new web page, where all the details about upgrading to the new operating system are mentioned. Click on the System Requirements link you see there and check them with your current system configuration.
You can also use the Upgrade Assistant application to do this for you. The link for downloading this app is also provided on the support page. Upgrade Assistant tool will scan the system and check the compatibility of its hardware and software components with the OS. If they are compatible, this will be mentioned on your screen. You need to follow the instructions provided by this application and make the necessary changes in the system configuration before installing Windows 8.
Here too, Upgrade Assistant app will help you with the task. You can click on the link provided in the app to start the download of Windows 8 installation files and for purchasing the new license key. You have to provide your credit card or online banking information for making the payment and you will receive the Product key after successful completion of the payment.
Now, you will be asked to choose the mode of installation from the three options – Install now, Install by creating media, and Install later from the Desktop. The best option is to create a Windows 8 DVD or external storage media first, before you start the installation process. So, choose the second option in this step and click Next.
The Windows 8 installation will take only a few minutes and you will be prompted to select the OS customization settings including the colour and theme for your new system. You can select the option Express Settings, if you do not want to take too much on customizing different OS settings. Once the installation is complete, you will see the new Windows 8 Metro UI on your screen.
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We all know what happened with Microsoft Windows Vista earlier. It was probably the worst project the world’s largest software maker Microsoft Corporation ever undertook. No wonder, this operating system was such an easy target for the company’s biggest rival, Apple’s attack ads highlighting Vista problems. Of course, the customers were far from happy.
According to a report from Steve Ballmer, he had revealed that compatibility in Vista was not as high as many customers would have liked. This, he conceded a year before Windows 7 was released. Ballmer further added that most Windows users care a little bit more about compatibility than security. He believed that customers would come around eventually, but actually, they did not.
But more than Apple’s attack ads mocking Microsoft Windows Vista; the death of the operating system was more self-inflicted. It was the countless Vista problems with compatibility, that led its demise for sure. And now, reports say that the recently launched Xbox One gaming console is showing similar incompatibility issues.
Agreed, Xbox One is pounded with many advanced features. It has all the capabilities of being the very best when it comes to gaming consoles, but it has experiencing some compatibility issues lately.
Despite all the exciting and wonderful features, the one thing that could keep it from being the most popular gaming console is compatibility. Switching to the new Advanced Micro Devices chip architecture, makes the old game discs useless on the new gaming console. Actually, even Wii U and PlayStation 4 are powered by AMD, which support all old gaming titles.
The biggest causalities are video game retailers that depend mainly on resale business. Due to incompatibility, Xbox One owners would not buy old games, thereby affecting the margins in resale business hugely. But, the lack of backward compatibility will certainly sting Microsoft.
History may repeat itself, if things are not resolved now. Even this time, Microsoft is saying that people will come around and time would heal the dissent. Customers do not usually like going through the hassle of upgrading to a system that costs extra to make it functional. They would prefer using the old system, which was working fine instead.
It seems as if we are being too critical about Xbox One. To be fair, Xbox One is way better than Windows Vista. However, the thing here is, it is difficult to expect gamers to come around readily. Xbox One is doing fine at present, but could have been better with no compatibility glitches.
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One of the Windows Vista problems encountered by many users is the inability to reinstall a corrupted program properly. One of the reasons for the occurrence of this error is the bad registry entries that have been stored from the program’s previous installation. In this post, we will find out how to remove such registry entries before you reinstall the program.
Before you begin removing the registry entries, uninstall the program from the computer. For this, go to the Uninstall a program section found under Programs. Once the program is removed from the computer, close the windows opened, go to the desktop screen, and then follow the steps below.
With the above steps, you can fix most of the Windows Vista problems that come up while reinstalling a program. For further assistance, you may contact our technical support team.
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SD cards are commonly used as a data storage option nowadays. You can use the same for expanding memory on many portable devices, and there are even computers as old as that running on Vista, which have SD card slots in them. Whatever Vista problems you can think of, this one thing earns the credit.
Data transfer is much simpler using an SD card, than with a flash drive, which sticks out partially from the port. However, like a flash drive, an SD card needs to be removed safely when done, to ensure that the functioning or contained data is not damaged. Here’s how to do that.
Using Safely Remove
There are many benefits of using an SD card over a flash drive. However, some Vista problems can arise if you forego the safely remove procedure in favor of speed. In some cases, you would later find the data on the card corrupted or even erased; so do not take undue risks with your storage medium. Contact our tech support for the steps to learn how to safely remove an SD card in other Windows versions.
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