The Windows 8 upgrade will make whatever you upgrade from no longer able to be activated by Windows. For example; if you upgrade from Windows 7 that copy of Windows 7 is no longer able to be activated by Microsoft, making it useless. Sooooo …………. I don’t think I will do that just yet. I will use an old copy of Windows XP that I have to activate Windows 8 upgrade making the XP copy no longer useful but I will still have Working copy of Windows 7 if I need it. To do this I will need to do a clean install ( not bring any of my programs or setting with me to the new Windows 8). I will do this, it will give me a very clean running machine and it will not be that hard to get everything back together, beside it will be fun. It will also give me a chance to get rig of a lot of stuff that is lying around that I don’t need anymore. I have a ton of software on my Windows 7 machine that is never used any more. Some will be hard to replace but I will get there.
My biggest problem with this upgrade will be to find a place where I can download this huge file or buy/get a copy of the upgrade on a disk. I have only 5 gig a month on the air-card so I am limit somewhat by that. I think this upgrade will be around 3 gig (the preview was) so that is about all my bandwidth. By the way, a big thanks to my friend Bill in Las Cruces for downloading the Windows 8 preview for me.
I have decided to install Windows 8 on a new hard drive (1TB), that should last me the life of this old computer.The hard dive is Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal. Lots of space.
I have played with Windows 8 for a few days now and I have decided that once you get under the hood it is a good piece of software. It is a bit hard to get going with it, but once on the road it rides very nice! I think the thing that will make it shine is the tablets and phones that come with Windows 8. I will probably never get a Windows phone but the tablet will one day, make it into my hands, maybe not soon but one day. I think the Pro tablet will be tops, because they will run all windows software. I wonder if Apple will come out with a tablet that runs the full version of Apples OS, at this point I kind of bet they will.