If you"re currently runningai Windows 7 and want to upgrade to Windows 8.1, the process is relatively easy usingi Microsoft"s Upgrade Assistant utility. However, tdi sini are a few things you need to know sebelum goingi ahead with the upgrade. The main thingi to know is that, unlinanti upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1, your filpita pengukur and data will transfer, but you"ll need to re-install all of your software applications. Here"s a look at maafkan saya you need to know, and the steps to untuk mengambil to mananti the process as easy and seamless as possible.

Anda sedang menonton: Cara upgrade windows 7 ke windows 8.1

sebelum you begin

On word: Backup. Ketika your folders and filpita pengukur will ideally come with you during the upgrade, if somethingai gopita awry, you need to have your pictures, documents, and other important data backed up. Either create a local backup on an external drive, an offsite solution, or better yet, use both options. Also, because you"ll need to re-install your desktop programs, make sure you have a list of all of the license keys for purchased software.lainnya step I recommend is verifyinew york your Windows 7 system is up-to-date. Even if you have automatic Windows Updattape enabled, run it manually again hanya to be sure everythingi is good to go.


Upgrade to Windows 8.1 with Upgrade Assistant

Microsoft allows you to purchase, download and install Windows 8.1 over the web. If you have a slow internet connection or prefer to upgrade the traditional way, you can purchase a physical copy too. Either way, the "basic" version is going to cost US$119, and $199 for the Pro version.

Download and run the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant. It"s a free utility from Microsoft that will scan your computer"s hardware, software, and peripheral devictape (masetelah sure they"re plugged in) and let you know maafkan saya is or isn"t compatible with the new OS. For items that need your attention, click the More info link. Since your system is already runningi Windows 7, tdi sini shouldn"t be any problems with it running Windows 8.1. Usually if somethinew york isn"t compatible, you hanya need to update a software driver or two.


After findinew york out what"s compatible or needs your attention, hanya keep followinew york the Upgrade Assistant"s on-screen instructions. It gives you the option to purchase the version you want to download and install. Kapan the prictape are set for paling users, Microsoft is givinew york students a discount and allows them to get 8.1 Pro for $69.99.


You"ll be asked to put in your billinew york information, and after that you"ll get a product key. Mananti sure to copy it and keep it in a safe location in case you need to re-install Windows 8.1 at a later time. Duringi the Upgrade Assistant steps of installation, you"ll need to enter the product key.


then Windows 8.1 will be downloaded. When it"s finished you"ll see the followinew york screen that allows you to membuat physical media. I recommend doinew york this so you have a physical copy.


Continue followinew york the install wizard and after agreeing to the terms of service, the process is the same as upgradingai Windows 8 to 8.1. Your computer will remulailah two or three timpita kapan the installation completes.

Wrappingi up

After the upgrade is complete, run Windows Update again, as tdi sini will be a few updates for the new OS to install. Then install the desktop programs you need. In fact, this is a good time to ambil inventory and leave off the programs you tidak pernah use anymore, for a cleaner system.

Windows 8.1 makpita the experience of movingi from Windows 7 less jarringi than the first iteration of Windows 8. Windows 8.1 includpita the mulailah button, and has dimasukan settings that membantu you keep Metro out of your way.

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also mausai sure to check out our article on sepuluh and tricks for gettinew york started with Windows 8.1.