Q: What editions are available for Windows 8?
A: There are four editions now available.
Q: How do I upgrade from Windows 8 Consumer Preview (CP) or Windows 8 Release Preview (RP) to the Released-to-Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 8?
A: There is no upgrade path from Windows 8 Consumer Preview or Windows 8 Release Preview to the Released-to-Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 8. If you have already installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview or Windows 8 Release Preview, you will be required to perform a clean install. The installation process will automatically create a Windows.old folder that contains all files from your Windows 8 Consumer Preview or Windows 8 Release Preview installation.
Q: How can I evaluate Windows 8?
A: You can download and find out more information about the 32-bit or 64-bit 90-day evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise edition here.
Q: What are the Windows 8 Enterprise minimum system requirements?
A: Your computer must meet the following minimum requirements:
Q: Where do I find the Start button?
A: The Start button has been replaced by the Start screen- the “Metro-style” tiled interface.
Q: Where can I purchase Windows 8?
A: You can purchase and install Windows 8 at major retailers such as Amazon.com and in the Microsoft Store.