If you are looking to upgrade your system to Windows 8 i.e. the latest version of the Windows operating system, there are chances that you may face compatibility issues in your system. To help you to fix such a scenario, you can use the services of the Windows Upgrade Assistant. The main advantage of using the Windows Upgrade Assistant is that the user does not need to check the system requirements manually, as this feature would do it for you. The user does not even want to buy the upgrade to run in the system.
If you are looking for a Windows 8 upgrade, you can follow the below-mentioned steps to run the Windows Upgrade Assistant.
- Go to the Buy Windows page, and click the Get started option to install the Upgrade Assistant. However, it might take several minutes to install depending on your internet connection.
- After you get popup messages in your browser, open, save, or run the Upgrade Assistant program file. If you choose the Save option, you might need to search for the file on your PC, and double-click it to run it.
- Now, you need to follow the on-screen steps. The Windows Upgrade Assistant would scan your PC to make sure it meets the Windows 8 system requirements. It would also check if your apps and devices are compatible with Windows 8.
Once the Upgrade Assistant finishes the procedure, you would be able to know if Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro would run on your PC. It would give you a free compatibility report that would list which of your current apps, programs, and devices still work, ones that might not work, and what you can do to get them working again after you do the Windows 8 upgrade.
You can check these points if you are planning to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.
- If you want your files, settings and apps to be on your PC after you have upgraded, choose Windows settings, Personal Files and Apps.
- If you only want to keep your files, choose Just personal files. However, if you do not want to save any of your settings, files and apps, choose Nothing.
- If you want to reformat your drive, which is also known as a clean install, you need to do it from within setup.
Hence, you can follow these steps to check if your computer is compatible with Windows 8. For more information, check Microsoft’s official website.