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This book will quickly show you how to
upgrade your Windows computer to the new Windows 8. What you will learn:
• What you should know about before you attempt to upgrade your Windows
• What is new in Windows 8
• How to backup your files
• How to create your windows install DVD from ISO file
• Tips and Tricks
• Step by Step process of upgrading and installing your new Windows 8.
Windows 8 is a major step in the right direction for the Windows operating system. It
has been the least understood version of Windows but in my opinion the best upgrade
since Window XP. In order to relieve one from shell shock there are things that
should be initially understood. With this understanding, you will find that Microsoft
has made some very good decisions with Windows 8, to adapt with the major changes in
computer devices such as tablets and smart phones. These devices will dominate in the
very near future and any operating system that is going to be relevant in this new
world will have to be compatible with them otherwise it will go the way of the
The concept that made me quickly adapt to Windows 8 is to understand that in previous
versions of Windows there was a start button, this start button was replaced in
Windows 8 by a much more robust interactive start screen. So rather than clicking
this overcrowded nested start button, which on many computers reached its physical
limit of the number of icons that can be reasonably displayed, you are now redirected
to the start screen than can be personalize in ways which has never before been
accomplished in desktop computing. I must say that this is the most useful desktop of
any Windows version up to date. I now use the Windows 8 start screen more than ever.
With previous versions of Windows I rarely used the desktop. I must say that my
productivity has increased 100 percent since I started using Windows 8. My first
computer was a Commodore Vic-20 so I can say I have used almost every user interface
invented since the 1980s.
Stephen P. Thomas is a successful author of Telerik Red Grid Control for ASP.NET AJAX by Example, a successful computer consultant of 20 years, a certified Microsoft Developer, and a software publisher of the Grytek Millionaire Order Processing software. He studied computer engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University and computer science at University of Maryland. His firm Grytek Consulting, Inc. has been successful at completing many projects for government agencies and private companies. URL is www.grytek.com. Send e-mail with praise, condemnation, and everything in between, to firstname.lastname@example.org.