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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the .... In an effort to make retail displays of Windows 8 devices more " personal", ... A user can now log into Windows with a Microsoft account, which can be ..... the Windows Media Center add-on for Windows 8 Pro was also offered for free.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8.1

Windows 8.1 (codenamed Blue) is an upgrade for Windows 8, a computer operating system ... Windows 8.1 is available free of charge for retail copies of Windows 8 and Windows RT users via the Windows Store. ..... "Local" account that is not tied to a Microsoft account for syncing, as it "[makes] clear that the company really, ...

support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15288/windows-8-update-to-windows-8-1

If your PC is currently running Windows 8 or Windows RT, it's free to update to ... The installer will check to make sure you have enough disk space, that your ...

www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/05/09/why-free-windows-10-is-expensive

May 9, 2016 ... Microsoft has confirmed Windows 10 won't be free much longer and this is ... Last week the company confirmed it will soon start charging for Windows 10 bringing its free ... Microsoft was desperate to avoid another Windows 8 scenario ... Making Windows 10 upgrades free for a year has done exactly that.

www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/11/16/microsoft-windows-10-free-upgrade-rule-changes

Nov 16, 2015 ... Microsoft Makes Windows 10 'Free Upgrade' Rule Changes. share ... The key can be from any eligible copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8, which ...

www.pcworld.com/article/2873214/windows/windows-10-will-be-a-free-upgrade-for-windows-7-and-8-users.html

Jul 29, 2015 ... It's official, folks: Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for existing Windows ... Once you've claimed the upgrade, it's permanent, and Microsoft will keep ... cloud- connected future for Windows; making Windows 10 free could spur ...

www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-8-1-from-earlier-versions-of-windows

The Windows 8.1 update requires more than 3GB of space; make sure you have ... Updating to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7 can be done through Microsoft's ... personal files, and most apps are saved when going from Windows 8 to 8.1, ... for the 32-bit version or 2GB of RAM for 64-bit, 16GB of free hard-drive space for ...

www.extremetech.com/computing/178091-how-to-download-and-install-windows-8-1-update-1-for-free-right-now

Apr 7, 2015 ... Microsoft Windows 10 may be around the corner, but the company is still issuing ... you will find that the latest version of Windows 8.1 makes the Metro ... All 8.1 and update 1 did was simplify Windows 8 and give people more ...

windows-8.en.softonic.com

Windows 8 (Windows), free and safe download. Windows 8 latest version: ... With Windows 8, Microsoft is embracing the tablet world. Windows 8 introduces an ... With the help of our numerous tips, you can make the switch right away. View full  ...

www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-ends-support-windows-8-asks-users-upgrade-windows-81-or-10

Jan 12, 2016 ... If you're running Windows 8, you can make the switch to Windows 8.1 with ease. Make sure you have 4GB of free disk space to install the ...