Step-by-step on how to use the $15 upgrade offer for Windows 8 Pro

The first two steps in the wizard

Clicking the button brings up a UAC. Once you work through the UAC, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, which runs in a wizard interface, immediately goes to work checking you applications and devices. As you can see, on my test system, 15 apps and devices are compatible with Windows 8 and that are 11 items for me to review.

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