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How to Install Windows 8 in Simple Steps

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Windows 8 is a new Windows operating system produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers. Many users, especially those who already own Windows phones, are looking to install Windows 8. But since Windows 8 is so different from Windows 7, Vista and XP, that many other users are not sure if they need to abandon Windows 7 for it. So in this article, we will show you the simple steps to upgrade your Windows 7, Vista, XP to Windows 8. And also the tutorial of keeping your Windows 7 installation as it is, and have the option to boot into Windows 8 on the same machine.

How to Install/Upgrade to Windows 8

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Get Things Ready

Before we install Windows 8, please prepare those things ready: 1 PC; Internet connection; 1 blank DVD; 1 DVD burner; M&Ms candy of choice.

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Backup Your Important Data

The first thing to do, is to backup whatever data you'd like to keep, such as important documents, music and movies, using Dropbox or your backup method of choice.

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Using Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant

Using the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, you’ll be prompted to check for compatibility. The Upgrade Assistant will recommend the version of Windows 8 that fits your PC.

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Purchase Windows 8

After you select the version that is recommended as compatible, it's time to pay up. Once payment is complete, you’ll be given a product key.

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Download and Burn Windows 8

Once your order is completed, the download will begin. Then you will be asked how you want to install Windows 8. You can choose "Install later by creating Media > ISO file" to download the ISO file and then burn it to DVD.

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Start Installing Windows 8

Now put the Windows 8 image disc into your computer hard drive and begin to install Windows 8 by selecting "Get Updates."

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Personalize Your Windows 8

Now you can personalize the color, name, settings of your Windows 8 PC. Congratulations!

That's all. Now you can enjoy your Windows 8 experience freely by yourself!

If you want to simply install Windows 8 on your Windows 7 so that you can dual-boot those two systems, please refer to:

How to Install Windows 8 without Ditching Windows 7

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Install Windows 8

You can follow the steps above until Step 6. When you begin to install Windows 8, please be careful. You should click the second choice, "Custom." This is the choice that lets you do a clean install of Windows 8, rather than an upgrade.

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Choose New Partition

Here's where that recognizable name of the hard drive comes in handy. Be sure you click on the partition you created, and then click Next. Now you can sit back and relax for a while as Windows 8 installs.

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Dual Boot Success

Once the installation is done, here's the screen you'll see after your computer boots. You can choose either Windows 7 or Windows 8. If you don't select one of them in 30 seconds, the default is Windows 8. You can also set Windows 7 as default by clicking "change defaults or choose other options".

All done! After that, you can enter the Windows 8 or Windows 7 as you like. Why not install Windows 8 by yourself now?

Continue reading: Transfer iTunes Movies to Your Windows Phone 8 on Windows 8

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