Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Windows 8 Professional Upgrade

My Windows 7 install on my laptop became corrupted and I decided to fix things with a clean install of the OS. Since the Dell restore image on the laptop came will all the original bloatware, I thought it would be a good time to see what all the Windows 8 fuss was about (good and bad).

Since I just purchased my laptop, I qualified for a $14.99 upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. That was cheap enough that if I hated it, I wasn't out much for trying it. I chose the save nothing upgrade option and punched go.

After the upgrade completed and I logged in, I was met with the "Start Screen". My first impression while pretty looking, were thoughts of media usability reviews and how I was going to adjust to this radical change.