Everything You Want to Know About Windows 8
Microsoft's latest OS "Windows 8" has been released and is available for purchase and download online as well as in retail market. Although we are covering latest news and feature updates of Windows 8 regularly since when it was under development but there are many people who have very less idea about Windows 8. Its because many people didn't install the testing versions of Windows 8 in their computers and they were waiting for the final version, that's why they were ignoring any information about Windows 8. Also there are many people who were not very active on Internet when we and other websites were posting articles about Windows 8.
Now when Windows 8 has been released to public and people are getting it preinstalled in new computers and tablets, they are having many questions in their minds. There are also many people who want to purchase Windows 8 to upgrade their PCs but they don't know which edition of Windows 8 should they purchase?
To answer all these questions and to clear all such doubts about Windows 8, today we decided to create this article.
This article will help you in understanding Windows 8 better and in learning all new stuff present in Windows 8. So without wasting time lets start the tutorial:
What is Windows 8? Is RTM Different from Market Version?
Windows 8 is a new operating system from Microsoft just like any other Windows OS such as Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7. Its very light and fast compared to previous Windows OS. It supports both computers as well as touch enabled devices such as tablets.
You can read more detailed information about Windows 8 at following exclusive article:
RTM stands for Released To Manufacturing. Its the same version which you get in new computers or which you get after purchasing it from Microsoft.
How to Download Windows 8?
Windows 8 can be purchased online or from market. Currently Microsoft is providing special upgrade offer for existing Windows users to get Windows 8 in a very less price. Check out following topic to learn how to purchase Windows 8:
If you are not sure whether you'll like Windows 8 or not, you can download a free 90-day trial version of Windows 8 from Microsoft. Use it for a few days and it'll help you in deciding whether it suites your requirements or not:
How Many Editions of Windows 8 are Available?
Windows 8 comes in 3 editions: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise. Check out following article to read more information and comparison of these different Windows 8 editions:
Windows 8 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
If you are new to Windows 8, you might be having many questions about Windows 8 such as:
- Where is Start Menu and Start button in Windows 8?
- How to restart or shut down Windows 8?
- Will your PC support Windows 8?
- Can you upgrade your existing OS to Windows 8?
- What is Metro UI, Start Screen, Charms, Live Tiles, Hot Corners in Windows 8?
- Why are you not getting Aero glass transparency in Windows 8?
And many more questions. Following exclusive Windows 8 FAQ topic will answer all your questions:
Will Windows 7 Tips, Registry Tweaks and Software Work in Windows 8?
Yes. All registry tweaks and other tips which were posted for Windows 7 will also work in Windows 8 without any problem. Same thing applies to software. All Windows 7 software will work perfectly in Windows 8.
Don't forget to check out our Windows 7 section to read exclusive tips-n-tricks and useful utilities which we shared in past. All these stuff will work fine in Windows 8.
Read Our Exclusive Windows 8 Tips and How-to Guides
There are many other interesting tips and troubleshooting articles available in our exclusive Windows 8 section. If you are facing any problem while downloading, installing or using Windows 8, you can fix those problems by following our guides listed in our Windows 8 section.
Check out following link to read various useful and interesting Windows 8 topics:
That's all for now. If you have any other question in mind, feel free to ask it in your comment. If you have any suggestion, please share it with us...
Posted in: Windows 8 / 8.1
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