Do not jump the gun-to immediately go and install the windows 8 version as prior to hitting the enter button, just check the below requirements for running Windows 8 version.
- 1 GB of RAM
- 16 GB of hard disk space
- 1 GHz processor
- RAM requirements is 2 GB for 64-bit version of Windows 8.
It has incorporated touch screen so that software can be uploaded on tablets. This is a biggest risk taken by Microsoft as they are trying to challenge Apple in its domain.
Windows 8 Video
Advisory on Installation : 3 Ways to Install
- Install Windows 8 side-by-side (also known as dual-boot) which means that you have two operating system i.e. even if this fails back up system still remains and it does not crash the computer if one operating system goes haywire. This is the most preferred mode for installation because by this method, you will know whether your computer or laptop will run your favourite programs and it is very important for stock trading software's as at times these are not compatible with latest versions of Windows.
- Virtual machine (so that it runs inside your existing Windows just like any other software)
- Windows 8 can be your main OS and you have to be sure of what you are doing as you will not be able to fall back to back up.