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8 tips to make your Windows 8 upgrade a more pleasant experience

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    8 tips to make your Windows 8 upgrade a more pleasant experience


    On the whole, you can expect a Windows 8 installation to go without a hitch, but don't let this lull you into a false sense of security that things can't go wrong, they can.

    It seems that a lot of you have taken the opportunity to download and install Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 8, now that it's available from a number of different places. While for most of you the installation and setting up process seems to have been trouble-free, some of you have run into difficulties.

    The good news is that I've not come across or heard of any major Windows 8 showstoppers yet. This is good, but remember that it is early days for Windows 8 and the driver and software support that you enjoy for Windows 7, Vista or XP will not be present for Windows 8 yet.

    By choosing to run Windows 8 now, you are an early adopter that likes to live right on the cutting edge.

    If you've run into problems, or want to get a heads-up on what some of the problems other have encountered, then read on.

    Read more at:
    8 tips to make your Windows 8 upgrade a more pleasant experience | ZDNet

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    Here is a similar article from TechRepublic


    Takeaway: There are at least ten specific things every user should do to a newly installed Windows 8 operating system.


    Microsoft Windows 8 is due to be released to the retail market on October 26, 2012. And, while I don’t envision long lines camping out over night to be one of the first people to get their hands on the new operating system, I do expect more than a few copies to be sold.


    Note: This list is specifically for Windows 8 installations on desktops or notebook computers with no touch interfaces. When the new Windows 8 tablets come out, we’ll make a list for those.
    TechRepublic
    The first 10 things you should do to a new Windows 8 desktop installation | TechRepublic
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