Windows 8 Virtual Machine option?

  raymer 05 Sep 12
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Will Windows 8 have the VM option as W7?

Will W8 have upgrade to W7 Professional?

Ray

  aquatarkus 06 Sep 12

Win8 pro will have the Virtual machine option along with Win8 enterprise, Win8 Enterprise will not be available to retail though as it is for companies / corporations with volume license agreements.

You cant upgrade from win8 to win7 pro Microsoft will class that as a downgrade.

Microsoft will be allowing manufacturers of pc's to offer a downgrade from win8 to win7 with new pc's and laptops very similar to what was offered when Vista first became available.

Have you actually tried Win8 yet? if not i seriously suggest that you download the 90 trial of Win8 from Microsoft and either run it as virtual machine in Win7 or do a dual boot to try it. Please not that the 90 trial version Microsoft has made available is actually Win8 enterprise that won't be available to retail (enterprise ahs a few things in it that aren't available in other versions. You also can not convert the trail to a full version by purchasing a product key. It will stop running after 90 days.

A few links worth looking at. http://www.eightforums.com/ http://www.windows8update.com/ http://www.winsupersite.com/ http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/release-preview http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/jj554510.aspx http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-details-its-windows-8-upgrade-plans/13051

Regards Aquatarkus

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