As everyone knows, until January 31, 2013, Microsoft is allowing computer users to upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 to Windows 8 for only $ 39.99. If you are running a genuine version of Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can follow the instructions below for your license upgrade of Windows 8 .
As you know, the key update can also be used to do a clean install of Windows 8 by removing Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP.
Note that only users of Windows 7 can keep your personal files and settings from Windows applications during the upgrade. Windows Vista users can keep personal files and settings from Windows, while Windows XP users can only maintain personal files.
In this guide, we will use the update wizard of Windows 8 to buy the upgrade license.
Step 1: Click on the link to download the update wizard of Windows 8.
Step 2: Run the update wizard on your Windows 7 computer you want to upgrade to Windows 8. Click “Yes” when the UAC prompt.
Step 3: The Update Wizard will start scanning your PC for all installed programs and devices. Within minutes, you will see the compatibility report. Click to view details compatibility See all compatible and incompatible programs and devices.
If prompted to uninstall any program before the upgrade process, uninstall the programs needed. For example, some antivirus programs that are not compatible with Windows 8 must be uninstalled before starting the upgrade procedure.
Step 4: Click the “Next” button. Here, you can choose what to keep for the update. If you are upgrading from Windows 7, you can keep all installed programs (programs compatible), personal files and settings from Windows.
Select Windows Settings, Apps and Personal Files and click the “Next” button.
Step 5: On the next screen, you must request your upgrade license Windows 8 Pro Click the button “Order” to continue.
Note that if you want to get an update of Windows 8 DVD, you have to pay extra.
Step 6: On the next screen, select the Windows DVD if you want to buy the DVD upgrade, or simply click on the “Checkout” to continue.
Step 7: The update wizard will connect to the Microsoft Store and will be prompted to enter your billing address. Write your name, address, email address and click the “Next” button. Make sure the information you provide matches the billing address that you use payment.
Click the “Next” button to continue.
Step 8: On the next screen, select a payment method, enter the required information and then click the “Next” button again.
Step 9: Click on the “I agree to the terms and conditions”, enter the promotional code if you have one, and then click the button “Buy” to get your product key Windows 8. And you’re done! If you want to print a receipt, simply click on the “View Receipt” and press “Print”.
To continue with the upgrade to Windows 8, click on the “Next” button. And if you have a Windows installation disc and 8 and want to do a clean install of Windows 8, just close the upgrade wizard and use the product key during installation.
To continue with the upgrade process, click on the “Next” button.
Step 10: The Update Wizard will start downloading the necessary files and start the upgrade to Windows 8. This process may take a few minutes to hours, depending on your Internet connection speed.
Step 11: Finally, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the upgrade process.
You can also directly buy or Download windows 8 for 39.99 $ or get a DVD Shipped for 69.99 $ from Microsoft Store.