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Microsoft's Windows 8 Installs, Reinstalls and Help

Welcome to the Windows 8 section of this website, which is the latest add-on to the website Here we will bring you news, downloads, updates, help guides, install, reinstall, upgrade and repair guides for your Windows 8 operating system.

Get the Windows 8.1 update from here:

Download Windows 8 and 8.1 Media here

The versions of Windows 8 are Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Local Language, Windows 8 RT & finally Windows 8 Enterprise. It was released on the 26th October 2012. It is available in both 32 bit and 64 bit versions.

There will be no Windows 8 Ultimate as in the previous 2 versions of Windows. The versions to be released are: Windows 8, Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8 Local, Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows RT. Below is a brief highlight of the various operating systems.

Windows 8:

windows 8 installThis version is for home users and will exclude features like drive encryption, group policy and virtualization. However, you will have access to the Windows Store, Live Tiles, Remote Desktop Client, VPN Client and other features.

With this version you will be able to upgrade from Windows 7 Starter, 7 Home Basic and 7 Home Premium.

Click here for Windows 8 Standard Guides.


Windows 8 Professional:

windows 8 installThis version is for the top end users who require a little more from their operating system and will include everything found in 8 plus features like BitLocker encryption, PC virtualization, domain connectivity and PC management. 

You will be able to upgrade from Windows 7 Starter, 7 Home Basic, 7 Home Premium7 Professional, and 7 Ultimate editions.

Click here for Windows 8 Professional Guides.


Windows 8 Local:

windows 8 installNot much has been released on this yet, or what will be missing but its already been nicknamed the "China version" in hopes to prevent piracy in countries where the market is still in development.



Windows 8 Enterprise:

windows 8 installWindows 8 Enterprise 90 day Evaluation is now available: Click here to Download. This is evaluation software designed for IT professionals interested in trying Windows 8 Enterprise on behalf of their organization. We do not recommend that you install this evaluation if you are a not an IT professional or not professionally managing corporate networks.

Only recommended for Microsoft Partner Network, MSDN Subscription, TechNet Professional Subscription and Microsoft Volume Licensing/Software Assurance.

This will be the business edition of Windows 8 available to multiple user licences, it will be available in 32 bit and 64 bit editions for X86 processors.

You will be able to upgrade from Windows 7 Starter, 7 Home Basic, 7 Home Premium7 Professional, and 7 Ultimate editions.

Click here for Windows 8 Enterprise Guides


Windows RT

windows 8 installThis version of Windows is designed for devices powered by ARM processors. it will be pre-installed and will have no upgrade paths available to it. It actually isn't called "Windows 8 RT" its actually just simply "Windows RT".

Windows RT is dedicated to running the new fancy web enabled Metro apps.

WinRT will include the new touch screen optimized version of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote).

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