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Users must either purchase an e-mail client such as Outlook, use a free service such as Windows Live Mail or Outlook.com, or download an open source email client such as Thunderbird.
We suggest you check out our Windows 8 editions comparison and decide the suitable edition for you before purchasing your copy of Windows 8.
Please note that Windows XP users, unlike Windows 7 users, won’t be able to keep installed programs and Windows settings during the upgrade.
Step 3: Open up the DVD drive and double-click on file to launch the setup.
And if you are using the bootable USB, open the USB drive and then do a double-click on file to run the setup.