I apologize if these have been answered elsewhere. I purchased a Windows 8 CD last year, around the time of its launch, for about $15. I installed it but there were a number of problems that I ran into; I got locked out of my laptop, couldn't log-in despite entering the correct password and I couldn't reset my password either. This eventually caused me to reset my entire laptop and I re-installed Windows 7. Was there something wrong with my CD? A few of my friends said that the CD wasn't legit and only a preview version of Windows 8 was available; they added by saying that it probably contained a lot of bugs since I was able to purchase it for so cheap. However, the CD came with a product key and it didn't have the word 'preview' anywhere on it.
I am considering upgrading once again because Windows 8.1 is now available for download and I hope that I don't run into the same problem again. I downloaded the Upgrade Assistant from Microsoft's website and I got the following report:
I'm not really sure what these mean, though. MSE is the only antivirus that I use, so if it isn't compatible, does that mean I will have to look for another antivirus? I'm not sure about the other two.For you to review
Install an app to play DVDs
You may need to install an app to play DVDs in Windows 8.1.
Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC
Your PC's firmware doesn't support Secure Boot so you won't be able to use it in Windows 8.1.
Microsoft Security Essentials