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    Upgrade to Windows 8


    Hi

    I'm looking to buy a tablet with windows 8 on it. But in Belgium, the country where I live it is still not available. We can only buy Windows 8 RT. The Windows 8 version will come out next year.

    It is for me more interesting to buy it this year, but then I need to buy a RT version.

    Is it possible to upgrade the RT tablet to a windows 8 tablet when it is out in Belgium?

    An easy question I thought, but I can't find a good answer on the internet.

    Hopefully you can give me the correct answer.

    Thanks in advanced

    Greetings
    Koen

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    Welcome to EightForums.

    You can buy all tpye of PC's in EU, Netbooks to Towers.
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    welcome to the forum

    the RT version runs on arm based cpu, the pro version x86 architecture from the likes of amd/intel.

    the two aren't directly compatible, so windows 8 and rt are different.

    if i'm wrong someone feel free to correct me but you can't upgrade RT devices to windows 8/pro as far as i understood it.
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    From what i have been reading you are correct gazz9496,and if you are referring to the Microsoft Surface/PRO tablet with win8 pro OR WIN8 ENTERPRISE ,its not out yet in North America either .i haven't come across any tablets with win8 pro ,but i haven't really looked all that hard
    Last edited by caperjack; 18 Dec 2012 at 18:02.
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    @gazz9496 : I was already afraid for that. Thanks anyway
    @theog : I have search for a tablet with windows 8 in Germany, Holland, England and France. Till now i didn't find anything. Any suggestions?
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    Last edited by theog; 18 Dec 2012 at 18:03.
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    main difference [besides battery life ]with win8 rt and win8 pro, for tablets, is that win8 RT will only run Store apps ,and 8 pro will run all regular programs + store apps
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by keon109 View Post
    Hi

    I'm looking to buy a tablet with windows 8 on it. But in Belgium, the country where I live it is still not available. We can only buy Windows 8 RT. The Windows 8 version will come out next year.

    It is for me more interesting to buy it this year, but then I need to buy a RT version.

    Is it possible to upgrade the RT tablet to a windows 8 tablet when it is out in Belgium?

    An easy question I thought, but I can't find a good answer on the internet.

    Hopefully you can give me the correct answer.

    Thanks in advanced

    Greetings
    Koen
    No it is not possible to upgrade an rt tablet to a windows 8 tablet (try Cnet they have an article on windows 8 tablets)
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