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NYTimes: Getting to Know Windows 8

October 25, 2012: Windows 8 is now available for purchase on new computers and is available for upgrades on University-owned computers. Windows 8 is a combination tablet/desktop operating system, and sports a completely new interface.

Before purchasing or upgrading to Windows 8, you should note a few items:

Microsoft Campus Agreement

Windows 8 upgrade is available for download for University-owned workstations through our Microsoft Campus Agreement. Check here for more information: UofMN: Windows OS.

Will your computer run Windows 8?

Before upgrading your existing Windows computer, you should verify that your hardware will adequately support it. Following are Microsoft's minimum system requirements for Windows 8:

Additional requirements to use certain features:

Microsoft also provides a tool to check your hardware for compatibility:

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