Windows 8 Pro install and upgrade tip – Clean Install
So a pretty obvious tip here but this one is based on my recent experience.
I recently upgraded my primary PC to Windows 8 Pro and made the mistake of doing the actual upgrade as opposed to a clean install.
To set the context, I am an online marketer and a techie as well so I have more apps and files on my PC than you would believe. I also have a pretty quick PC with 8GB of RAM so I figured that Windows 8 would be a solid improvement over Windows 7 performance wise.
My PC seemed just as sluggish as it was on Windows 7 and it was really frustrating to put up with it.
So today, I did what I should have done in the first place and started from scratch. I did a backup and then wiped the hard drives clean. Then I did a fresh INSTALL of Windows 8 Pro.
Night and day.
Now the PC is humming along like a well tuned engine.
My advice – avoid the upgrade option as much as humanly possible and use the clean install. It’ll save you a lot of heartache.
What about you guys? What’s been your experience with Windows 8 installs?