The full release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 is just around the corner – October 26 to be exact. Although there are fewer versions of this Operating System than Microsoft typically has offered in the past, there are still some decisions to be made. Business users will want Windows 8 Pro because the basic version can’t join to a domain (be used on a server network) or run Media Center.
Beyond that, it comes down to some simple questions. For example, are you buying a new computer pre-loaded with Windows 8? Then, you need to make sure that if you want Windows 8 Pro that the system comes with it or can be upgraded to it. Otherwise, you may end up paying full price to get Windows 8 Pro later.
If you are upgrading a computer already running an older version of Windows, how long ago you purchased it determines how much an upgrade will cost. It seems complicated but it’s really not. Take a look at the little ‘decision tree‘ we created to help. You’ll only have to answer a maximum of four – yes or no questions to know what to do.
If you are looking for volume license options, contact us or your IT provider for those details.
About Ellen Kurr
Business Process/Communications Manager