So, you want to upgrade to Windows 8? Do you think you’re really ready? I mean have you crossed everything off the Microsoft support prerequisite checklist? Okay, let’s be real, you only need a few solid measures to take if you want to upgrade to Windows 8.
Here’s what you really need to do before upgrading to Windows 8:
- Operating system ready? You should upgrade if you have Windows 7. If you have Windows Vista or XP, get a new computer as those operating systems don’t fully upgrade your settings and programs. Why worry about the hassle of computer service time and anguish?
- Psychologically ready? If you love your old Windows XP computer and it is still running flawlessly, don’t upgrade. If you’re the type that wants everything exactly perfect like it is on the desktop and programs, then you’re dreaming it will be the same on Windows 8. Just make sure you have a solid external hard drive backup or online back up to copy over your dinosaur of a computer.
- Got a fast tablet running Windows 7? This is a no-brainer. Upgrade away! You’ll be able to take advantage of the Windows 8 touch screen capabilities.
So, use these tips if you’re thinking of making the Windows 8 upgrade. It will save you a lot of heartache and pain!