Microsoft is popular for the release of operating systems and other applications intended for business and personal uses. The most recent operating system released by the tech giant was Windows 8. The release of Windows 8 has not been able to meet the expectations of Microsoft as it declined in sales and popularity with time. Therefore, Microsoft thought of releasing a new update to Windows 8 OS called the Windows 8.1.
Even though the Windows 8 operating system was released a year ago, it was only recently that Microsoft released a preview version of the operating system mainly intended for the business use called as Windows 8.1 Enterprise. Microsoft says that those IT employees and users who decided to upgrade their system to the new Windows 8.1 OS should stick on to this decision. Moreover, they also urge the customers to download and install the preview version ASAP so that when the full version of the OS is released later this year, they can easily deploy Windows 8.1 on their business or office PCs.
In addition to this, the tech giant Microsoft also suggests that those businesses who have previously installed Windows 8 Enterprise edition on their computers will make the deploying of the latest Windows 8.1 easier and quick. They state that in order to update existing Windows 8 systems, users can make use of a fully automated process. By running setup.exe /auto:upgrade from the Windows 8.1 installation files, you can start this process by using any management tool or any software distribution. The time taken for the process to become complete depends upon many factors like the network performance and the computer configuration. If you have good configurations in your computer, then the process will take only fifteen minutes.
When the final version of the Windows 8.1 is made available to the users for smooth transaction, Microsoft will offer Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 8.1 for the users or the businesses who have installed Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems on their computers.
According to Microsoft, those users who are able to run Windows 7 and Windows 8 on their computers can run Windows 8.1 efficiently. In addition, Windows 8 transfer to Windows 8.1 is offered free of cost and a great percentage of desktop apps and current Windows 8 Modern apps will work under Windows 8.1 OS. Microsoft says that the users need to perform a ‘prudent level of app testing,’ before switching from XP computers to Windows 8.1. To know how to perform Windows 8 transfer, contact the Microsoft tech support center.