Steps to Install Windows 8 and 8.1

Windows 8 comes in many different editions. If you wish to get Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 on your computer, then follow the steps given below. The process to get these operating systems is not complicated.

Check out the given steps to download Windows 8 or 8.1 on your system:

1. Prepare to download Windows 8 or 8.1

The downloading process of your Windows 8 and 8.1 on your system will delete all the programs which are already installed on your system, and after downloading Window 8, this will be stored on your same folder. When you download the Window 8 and 8.1, the setup will be present in the downloads folder.

All of the programs that are already downloaded in your system will be shown on your same folder where all the programs are installed, and you will get all your essential files in that same folder.

2. Create a back up of Important Files

Let’s start to generate a backup of your important files that will store all your saved documents as all music and videos are already installed. If you want to make a backup of your program, it will be not possible to search for all the downloaded media and established data where you download your entire program on a regular basis. So you can download when you need that program again.

3. Search for the Product Code


The next step you should take is to get the product code. After downloading Windows 8 you have to enter the 25- digit alphanumeric key. In case you have purchased Window 8 from the market, then the product code will be on your disk of Windows 8, or you will get it on your registered email ID which you were given while buying Window 8 or 8.1 for the installation process. In case Windows 8 comes already installed on your system, check a sticker for your product code.

Note: In case your Window 8 product code is not given on the sticker, but look after all these following things which are already done on your system:

  • Window 8 is already downloaded on your system.
  • The program is already working.
  • The system creator will not install the program again.

 From your recent installation, you can get the code of your product.

The Hardware Not Required Should Be Removed

While you connect your hardware in your system, then the Windows 8 will work properly with it, both the internal and external tool, but in case you are having any problem while downloading Windows 8 and 8.1 on your system, then you have to disconnect unrequited internal storage and remove USB slot and also the other external storage. After the downloading process of Window 8 and 8.1, you can re-connect those programs on your system.

Set up the Windows 8 and 8.1 Downloading Process When you completed the checking of all the main storage where you want to download Window 8 and 8.1, then your local disk C can be deleted, processed to a next step. Make sure after removing all the programs from this local disk C, and there may be a possibility to lose all of your files.

Harry Williams is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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