The recently announced launch of the Windows 8.1 update might not rescue the plummeting sales of the Windows 8 operating system. There seems to be a significant drop in the number people visiting the Microsoft Website enquiring about how to upgrade to Windows 8. In my opinion, a majority of those who did make such enquiries were put off by the rather expensive price tag of the Windows 8 OS.
Why’re so many Windows 7 and Windows XP users not upgrading ?
The main reason for Windows users not making the upgrade has to be the price. However, one cannot overlook the fact the world of computing devices is undergoing a sea of change. Most of the users these days, would like to buy a tablet rather than a laptop.
Moreover, the Google Android operating systems came out of nowhere to dominate this market space. Even though the Windows 8 OS is a touch-based operating system, users who want a touch-based operating system tend to go for the tablet PCs, and when it comes to the tablet PCs, they prefer the Android OS to the Windows 8.
Would the Windows 8.1 change anything?
The launch of the Windows 8.1 update would certainly fix the many problems that the users have been complaining about with the Windows 8 OS. However, there is very less chance for this to improve the Windows 8 OS sales. People who want to use a keyboard laptop do not much care for a touch-based operating system. Why should they?
They would be content with the Windows 7 OS, which is very user-friendly and functional. The future for touch-based operating systems is in the tablets. There Google Android is unmatched because of the simple fact that it is available for free. Microsoft is not in a position to compete with this.
How to upgrade to Windows 8
Anyway, if you are one of those Windows OS users who want to upgrade to Windows 8, then this is how you should go about this. Visit the Windows 8 official webpage for installing the Upgrade Assistant in your system. You can purchase Windows 8 online and download the installation file.
Then run the installation file and enter the product key to start the installation. The Windows 8 operating system would be installed in your system in a few minutes.Google+