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Upgrading to Windows 8: What you need to know (FAQ)

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Upgrading to Windows 8: What you need to know (FAQ)

    Even if you're excited for Microsoft's new OS, you might not be planning to buy a new computer. If you have an existing Windows PC, Microsoft has made the upgrade process more or less simple, but there are still some things you might want to think about before making the switch. Here are a few key points to consider. (We'll continue to update this post as more information comes in over the next few weeks.)

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    Have heard, that if you upgrade to win 8, and then at a later date you upgrade your motherboard, then you will require a new copy of win 8 upgrade.
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    Hello Robin,

    Only if it's an OEM copy. A retail copy can be like Windows 7.
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    Windows 8 Pro

    According to the article, you will have the option to download either Win 8 or Win 8 Pro. It goes on to say that for the average user (which would be me) there isn't much in Pro that would be needed. However, if you have the space on your computer, why not get the Pro?
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    Windows 8.1 x64

    If cost isn't a factor, going with a lesser version isn't necessary. However, they'll be priced differently, so knowing this may make the choice for some people. I still contend that most regular folks get new software with new hardware, and as always this will only matter to the IT/tech crowd .
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