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Need Quick Help "About Windows".

  1. #1


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 64 bits Pro with Media Center

    Need Quick Help "About Windows".


    Hi to all Eight Forums.
    I wanted to know where can I find "About Windows".? in windows..
    and what about windows 8.1. is it update on windows 8 or we only can install it by removing previously installed windows 8.?
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  2. #2


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    settings / control panel / system (for info about your windows)



    • If you upgrade from Windows 8/Windows RT to Windows 8.1 Preview/Windows RT 8.1 Preview, you will not lose anything. All settings, data and apps will carry over unless as mentioned above you are installing Windows 8.1 Preview in a language that's different from the language currently on your PC.



    • If upgrading from Windows 8.1 Preview/Windows 8.1 RT Preview to Windows 8.1 final/Windows 8.1 RT final (when released later this year), you will have to reinstall all of your desktop apps.



    • If upgrading from Windows 8/Windows RT to Windows 8.1 final/Windows RT 8.1 final (when released later this year), you will not lose anything. All settings, data and apps will carry over unless you are installing Windows 8.1 final in a language that's different from the language currently on your PC.



    • If you're running Windows RT you won't be able to restore Windows RT after you install Windows RT 8.1 Preview. You'll be able to upgrade to the final version of Windows RT 8.1. If installation of Windows RT 8.1 Preview fails on your PC, you may need to contact your PC manufacturer.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 64 bits Pro with Media Center


    thanks for quick reply..
    honestly, I don't what RT is,
    I have windows 8 pro with media center 64bits.
    and I wanted to know the "about windows" dialogue box. I know where the system information is,
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Go to your Start Screen and type winver, it should then show up in the search list to the right. Click that and it should show the screenshot you posted above.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 64 bits Pro with Media Center


    Thanks for Help alphanumeric.
    we will talk later about win 8.1 up-gradation when its final build comes.
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