New operating system Windows 8 fromMicrosoft has turned out to be ambiguous. It brought native support for the latest equipment, balanced work of multi-core systems, a substantially redesigned mechanism of hibernation and a number of other innovations.However, the orientation to work with a touchscreendevices, spartan angular interface, the lack of some familiar features (the notorious "Start" button) and "childhood illnesses" do not yet allow to recommend it to everyone without exception. Nevertheless, to make up your own opinion, you need to figure out how to install Windows 8, and try to work with this system.
There are 4 versions of it - RT, Win 8, Win 8 Pro andEnterprise. Owners of laptops and personal computers should choose from the last three. In general, the one who had to install the previous versions (XP, Vista, 7), should not have any difficulties with how to install Windows 8. No significant changes were made to the algorithm.
First of all, it is necessary to have on handsinstallation distribution of the operating system. It can be purchased in a store on a CD, downloaded from the Internet and using the Ultra ISO program to burn to a disk or a USB flash drive - it's not a matter of principle. One of the main points in the question of how to install Windows 8 is the medium from which you can boot. Not suitable except that another section of the target hard drive. Telling how to install Windows 8, we assume the use of a CD.
After inserting the disc into the drive, you need torestart the computer and immediately after the first labels appear on the screen, press the Boot Device Selection button. It can be F12 or F9 - usually at the bottom of the screen there is a hint. As an option - you can read the instructions to the motherboard.Choose a CD-ROM. If everything is done correctly, the message "Press any key" appears. We press any button. The first screen of the installer will prompt you to set the time, date, and language settings. Further everything is obvious - "Install".
The next stage often raises the question"How to put Windows 8", because here you need to enter the key. If the system is licensed, then the required alphanumeric combination can be found on the disk package, and in the case of the laptop - on the label on the underside of the device. Without acceptance of the license terms, further installation is impossible, so we put a check mark and click the "Next" button.
Now the important thing is the choice of the regime. More preferable is a selective installation (a clean installation of Windows 8), not an upgrade. The only drawback is that the old system will be moved from the Windows.OLD folder. If necessary, all information from there can be easily restored.
In the next window, you must specify the target disk. It is recommended to put the system on a partition with an available capacity of at least 50 GB (including third-party programs). After clicking "Next", the process of copying system files to the hard disk will begin. The time it takes depends on the performance of the disk subsystem and the configuration of the computer. Usually it takes from 15 to 40 minutes. After rebooting, you must select the main interface color, the name of the computer and the user.