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

ISO file for a DVD

Once the files were prepared, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, prompted me to choose how I wanted to install the new operating system. Rather than immediately beginning the install or saving the installation files on my desktop, I chose to create an ISO file to burn to a DVD, as illustrated. As you can see, I could also have put Windows 8 on a USB flash drive. Call me old fashioned, but I just prefer to have a DVD for installing an operating system.

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Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.

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