How to Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro

By Rich Robinson for Windows Guides

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro

You can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, released on October 26th, 2012 in a number of ways. This guide will show you your options and show you how to upgrade based on your choice:

  • Upgrade from Windows XP, Vista, or 7 via upgrade Disc
  • Upgrade from Windows XP, Vista, or 7 via online purchase
  • Upgrade a Windows 7 PC purchased between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013
  • Order a PC with Windows 8 Pre-installed
  • Try before you buy
  • Note: Prices listed are in USD and will vary by locality.

    If you’re upgrading from a previous version of Windows, here’s what will carry through the upgrade:

    Note: If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows XP, Vista, or 7, and wish to upgrade to 64-bit Windows, backup your settings and personal files as these will not be kept during the upgrade.

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