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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

Two Hours to Windows 8: An Upgrade Diary
Thinking of installing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview? Here?s a look at the installation process.

By Edward N. Albro, PCWorld Mar 1, 2012 2:30 am

Whenever a new version of Windows comes out, I?m always ambivalent. The idea of a new operating system with cool, new features sounds great. Going through the long, sometimes mystifying upgrade process doesn?t. But the Windows 8 Consumer Preview seemed so compelling that I threw caution to the wind and put it on an older Dell desktop I use at work.

The good news is that the process was a little shorter than I remember from previous versions of Windows--and much clearer. I was able to get the Windows 8 preview up and running on my system in less than 2 hours.

The bad news? I still encountered a few unfortunate surprises. Here?s a diary of my upgrade experience.

Read more about the made experiences at: http://www.pcworld.c....html#tk.hp_new