Windows 8 upgrade has indicated a strong start for Microsoft’s new operating system as it sold 4 million copies since Friday. Windows 8 upgrade is available at a meagre price of £24.99 in the UK and aims at revamping the operating system to make it user-centred.
Windows 8 upgrade is assisted by an upgrade assistant, which checks the eligibility of the machine to move to the new operating system. Windows 8 is deemed as Microsoft’s action towards a market which is rapidly shifting from personal computers to devices frequented by touch screen technology.
Addressing a gathering of developers in Redmond, Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer said, “In just the last three days, we have sold four million Windows 8 upgrades. The level of embrace from enthusiasts is very, very high. The level of enthusiasm seen for the new products has really been stunning.”
Windows 8 upgrade downloads have signalled that this variant of Microsoft’s operating system is experiencing higher preliminary demand compared to Windows 7. Microsoft Windows 8 is characterised by live tiles and a new start screen which is designed to enhance the user experience.
Microsoft has pushed the envelope in many areas, the software giant has released Windows Phone 8, its mobile operating system along with its first tablet, Surface. Microsoft has also launched its application store which plays guest to over a million applications.
With Windows 8 coming to the surface, Microsoft announced that it will provide technical support for Window 7 until January 14, 2020.