Monday, March 3, 2014

How To Use Windows Upgrade Assistant In Your Computer?

Although it has been quite some time since Windows 8 was launched, many users still find upgrading a difficult prospect. According to the technicians at Windows tech support, most users who call about Windows 8 upgrade issues are facing compatibility issues on their systems. Hence, using a Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant is recommended. This program checks if your system is compatible to run Windows 8, before installing the operating system.

Since, Microsoft has announced the end to support for Windows XP by April, 2014, it has become somewhat essential for users to upgrade to Windows 8. It is not necessary that the system you own be compatible to all the features of Windows 8. So, it is important to use the Windows Upgrade Assistant in your system and check if your computer can run the required Windows 8 features.

You can try the following instructions to use the Windows Upgrade assistant in your computer before you install Windows 8:
  • In the first step, you need to go to the Windows 8 upgrade site, and check the option to download the Windows Upgrade Assistant. On the page, you need to click on the blue Download Upgrade Assistant button. According to the Windows tech support, since the file size is just about 5MB, it won’t take a long time for the download to get completed.
  • After downloading the program, you need to run the upgrade assistant. For this, double-click on the option Windows8-UpgradeAssistant.exe. The program would start checking your computer for compatible apps and devices.
  • After the scanning is finished. You would get a list of all the apps and devices from the Windows Upgrade Assistant that are compatible as well as those which are not. This would make it easy for you to upgrade to Windows 8.
  • In the next step, you need to click on the See compatibility details link, which would provide you more detailed information about the compatibility of your computer.
  • If it shows that your computer is compatible to run Windows 8, you can go back to the main screen and then click on the Next option. If it does not, then you can exit the upgrade assistant.
By following these steps, you should be able to run the Windows Upgrade assistant in your system. For more information, please contact our technical support team.

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