Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to Windows 8.1

Just months after the release of Windows 8, plenty of one-sided reviews and misguided articles went viral over the Internet. This has led to a lesser number of users upgrading to the new operating system and even others who have not used it yet wrote more and more stuff which all contains nothing but false information which are just based on what they’ve read from the Internet. Some improvements really brought confusion but Windows 8 still is a good operating system which works perfectly in raising up Microsoft’s attempt to merge two worlds into one.

However, it is still a fact that no single operating system which exists in our day is perfect. There will always be flaws and downsides with any operating system that you find in the market and in the case of Windows 8, Microsoft was very quick in correcting all the flaws pointed out by users and developed a new build labeled Windows 8.1. If you’re looking for reasons why you should upgrade to Microsoft’s latest operating system then here are some reasons for you to consider which will hopefully help you take a stand and make a smart choice.

Ways in Upgrading to Windows 8.1

The very first step needed in getting your hands on Windows 8.1 is to upgrade your old machine (if in case it’s specifications matches the requirements) or purchase a new computer that runs in Windows 8.1.

Upgrading from Windows 7

Most computers that run in Windows 7 have hardware that is capable of handling Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 in it. If you want to upgrade your Windows 7 machine to the latest Windows operating system then you first need to save all your important files in a separate partition or transfer it to an external hard drive. After doing so, you need to secure an installer which you can purchase through disk or download from the Microsoft website. Once you have the installer disk, you can insert it to your computer’s disk drive and run it the same as running the installer you used when you installed Windows 7 on your computer. Remember to clean install the operating system so that everything would go smooth and easy.

Upgrading from Windows 8

For computers running in Windows 8, upgrading to Windows 8.1 is very easy. The upgrade to Windows 8.1 is a prominent item in the Windows Store and clicking on it will surely start the downloading process for the installer itself. You can continue working on anything that you’ve been doing while the download process is going on and once the download completes, simply run the installer file and follow the steps that the screen shows in order to get through with the process. After the upgrade completes, all your files and programs will still be present in your new Windows 8.1 operating system.

A Look Back to Windows 7

Windows 7 has been one of the most successful Windows version ever. You surely miss the features that once existed in Windows but were take out when Windows 8 was released. One of these is the existence of the Start Button and the Start Menu which were both removed in Windows 8 but the good thing is both were taken back in Windows 8.1 as a response to the overwhelming request from users. There’s really nothing more comfortable than working with an operating system  that you’ve got used to. All the shortcuts you’ve learned and the tweaks that you wanted on your computer suddenly changed.

However, there’s more to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 than you’ve ever read in reviews and other articles over the Internet. The Windows 8 operating system joins both the PC and the Tablet world into one environment making everything look and feel modern in many ways. The existence of the Start Button in Windows 8.1 even made Microsoft’s efforts a lot stronger as it gained positive response from users. How far will Windows 8.1 go? We’ll still see it in the coming months but with all the positive reviews that it’s getting, it will surely make it’s way to the top in no time.

Why Choose Windows 8.1?

Simply put it this way, time and development both goes forward and so, everything must also follow, hardware and software manufacturers and developers are moving along with the modern trends and standards and so, if you keep using an older version of Windows then you’ll just be exposing yourself to mediocre hardware performance and a host of other problems, security threats and being discontinued from mainstream software and hardware support both from Microsoft and from the individual hardware manufacturers in existence.

It is also projected that in the near future, almost all of the mobile computers will have touch sensitive screens which will work perfectly with the Windows 8 series of operating systems and lastly, all obsolete operating system will not be provided support by Microsoft (software, hardware and security updates) at a set time just like what will happen with Windows XP in the first quarter of 2014.