Windows 8 Release Date October 26

October 22, 2009 the debut of Windows 7 occurred. Now three years later, almost to the day, October 26, 2012 Windows 8 will be released. There has probably not been so much anticipation about a Microsoft Operating System product since Windows 95. Windows 95, after all, marked the beginning of Microsoft’s move away from the Windows NT OS version.

The Schedule

The Windows 8 version will be released to manufacturing in August. This means that for the next several weeks, the final changes will be implemented and tested. If those changes pass the test, they will be implemented, if not they will be held back and reserved for release in service packs in the future.

One thing though is that their hardware / OS software implementations should not be on the last go round. I mean if they don’t have the hardware and the OS configured to run correctly by this time, then you can expect several explosions to occur either at the manufacturing level, or when they release the product to the public.

On the other hand, final software changes will take place so that the Metro user interface operates as it should, taking into account suggestions either made by developers or by the public.


What to expect

So once the OS appears what will happen? Microsoft will announce the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 for $39.99.  In addition if you want more, you can add Windows Media Center at no cost through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.

The Windows Media Center lets you watch TV and movies, and listen to your favorite music, right from your PC.

When you use to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant makes sure your PC is ready for Windows 8. It will give you a detailed compatibility report. It will let you know of any potential issues you may have to address before or after the upgrade and it will outline actions to take. Then if everything is ok it will walk you through the upgrade process step-by-step from purchase to download and then start the installation.


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