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I can answer nearly all questions about Windows 8 - installation, upgrade, virtualization (Hyper-V, etc.), configuration, how to get the most out of it, how to buy it, etc. I won't pretend to know it all - nobody can - if I don't know, I will try and find the answer. If I can't find it, I'll tell you.

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I worked as an analyst in Dell server support for 2 years, and have since worked with many Dell PowerEdge servers. I am currently employed as IT Manager. I have been using Windows 8 since the early Developer Preview days and use it on all of my primary PC's for a number of activities.


I have a BS in Computer Science and have earned the following certifications: CompTIA Security+, A+, Project+; CIW Web Design, Database Specialist; Microsoft Windows 7; Dell DCSE Server. I am also an expert in Windows 7, Servers, and Hard Drives (I don't normally do XP - not because I don't know it inside and out, but because I have "retired" personal support for XP, and I want to see it die :)).

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2016-02-17 Windows 10 Upgrade:

Hi Jose!    You can revert back to 8.1 within 30 days of upgrading to Windows 10, without reinstalling 8.1 - Windows 10 will roll it back. OR you could reinstall if you wanted to.    You can upgrade to

2015-05-21 windows 8 replacing on new hard drive:

Hi Dan!    The license key for systems that shipped with Windows 8.x is found in the BIOS. Windows 8 will "usually" pick this up during the install and activate, but there are several scenarios where it

2015-05-19 Win 8/10 and MS Word:

Here is a link to the viewer:    It says it is for up to Windows 7, but it will "probably" work on later versions of Windows.    $113 isn't bad

2015-05-18 Win 8/10 and MS Word:

Hi lee!    While it "may" work ok, Microsoft has deemed it incompatible with Windows 8 and 10:

2015-02-09 buying new computer:

Hi John!    Whether or not you can use the OS on your old computer on your new one depends on what type of license you have on your old one.    In general, if the old computer came with the OS installed


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