October 26th is coming fast. Are you ready for Windows 8? Super User is!
We’re having a party and you’re invited. Ask and answer questions to complete the challenge levels, and complete different tasks like editing, voting, and blogging to win the eight tile challenges. Each level you beat and each tile you finish enters you for sweet prizes, including the grand prize of a Microsoft Surface RT!
To increase your chances of success…
Before you jump in though, make sure you’re asking good questions, and make sure your question hasn’t already been answered. Use the built-in search, or your favorite search engine. When writing answers, leave a full answer (no bare links!), make sure to cite any resources you use, and use the Markdown formatting to make your post beautiful.
If you’re new here, please read our How to Ask page and the FAQ in its entirety before you begin. Earning the Analytical badge (awarded for reading all sections of the FAQ) is required to win any prizes. And remember, questions that are closed and answers that are deleted don’t count towards the contest.
But wait! I don’t have Windows 8 yet…
That’s OK! If you want to get started now, you can still:
- Download the release preview (beware that it expires January, and has some differences from the final release)
- Install a 90 day evaluation copy of Windows 8 Enterprise (this cannot be directly upgraded to Windows 8 standard or Pro, so consider installing in a VM or a machine you can reinstall later)
- Preorder Windows 8 Pro
- Wait until October 26th, at which point you can upgrade from Windows XP, Vista, or 7 to Windows 8 Pro for $40 through the built-in upgrade system
We hope you enjoy our contest, and that you keep coming back for your future Windows 8 questions. If you have any questions, drop a comment or come visit our chat room. Good luck!