Follow the right Windows 8 upgrade path

Upgrading to Windows 8 may not be as simple as you think, this infographic will help.

It is late September, 2012, and we are just about a month away from the retail release of Microsoft Windows 8. I know not everyone will be clamoring to upgrade the week it arrives, but I suspect there will be more than a few. And, I also suspect, even more than that will at least consider the possibility of an upgrade.

Well, TechRepublic is here to help. The infographic below can lead you down the right path when it comes to upgrading to Windows 8 - a path that is dependent on the computer involved and the operating system that is to be upgraded, among other things. The process is not rocket science, but it does require some decision making. The TechRepublic Follow the right Windows 8 upgrade path can help.

Feel free to use the infographic to spread the word; just remember to link back to this Windows and Office Blog post when you do. (

If you would prefer, a downloadable PDF version is available.

Graphic developed by Kimberly Smith for TechRepublic.


Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.

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