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Windows XP Upgrade Option: Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 8

2013-10-29 10:06:14 / Posted by Ruby Johnson to Windows 8 Tips
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Still using Windows XP? Windows XP has been in use for over 12 years and is still used by millions of people. However, the "retirement" of Windows XP is approaching (no more security-based updates, no more bug fixes, and no more service packs.). If you are still using Windows XP, it's time to upgrade Windows XP.

As the latest OS of Windows, Windows 8 is a nice option for Windows XP upgrade. It offers many desktop features overtaking Windows 7. Now let's see how to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 8.

P.S.: Windows 8.1 is available now making it much more comfortable to use on a more traditional desktop or laptop PC. You also can install Windows 8.1 directly on your Windows XP computer. Follow our guide about how to install Windows 8.1.

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Part 1: Requirements for Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 8

Not all computers are capable of Windows 8. Here is what Windows 8 basically requires:

Part 2: How to Update from Windows XP to Windows 8

Windows 8 now is available in 3 editions: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise and available for 32-bit and 64-bit. You can choose upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 8 Pro, and upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 8 64 bit according to your computer.

Note: If for some reason, your upgrade turns into a nightmare, reverting back to your old version of Windows might become your only choice. Clone your system with Windows Boot Genius, so you can go back to your old version of Windows.

After the installing process, your Windows XP has exactly upgraded to Windows 8. And now you have to get your Windows 8 set up according to you own will. After that Windows will take you to your new Windows 8 Start screen and you can enjoy the Windows 8 now.

P.S.: You can also Upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7 if you want. Just read our article about how to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.

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