Genuine Windows 8.1 / 8.0 Pro X64 X32 bit English Intl 1pk DVD
Upgrade Retail Pack
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If you currently have a personal computer running Windows 7,
Windows XP with SP3 or Windows Vista then you can upgrade to
Windows 8 Pro (Professional). With Windows 8 Pro, you can connect
and share your files. Windows 8 Pro also adds enhanced features if
you need to connect to company networks, access remote files,
encrypt sensitive data, and other more advanced tasks.
The new Windows 8 start screen is your personalised home for items
you use the most and can be customised according to your user
preferences. Windows 8 Live tiles provide real-time updates from
your Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail accounts. Along with the new
Start screen, the lock screen now includes e-mail, calendar, and
To access your PC, Microsoft has replaced a standard PIN or
password with a swipe gesture; unlock your PC by clicking or
swiping preset locations you’ve selected on the lock screen. New
functions also allow you to search for your favorite software
programs, open, close, hide, resize, or run multiple apps
simultaneously with the swipe of a finger or a swipe of the mouse.
Windows has also made changes to make your PC more secure by
boosting its existing security features and adding "SmartScreen,"
which acts to prevent suspicious programs or apps from being
installed or running on your machine. Finally, Windows 8 also gives
you the ability to "refresh" itself to give users a new starting
point and a cleaner version of Windows.
You can upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
XP, Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or
Windows Developer Preview, but you might not be able to keep all of
your files, software programs, and settings. The following table
shows what you can keep during an upgrade, depending on the current
version of Windows you are running. If you choose to boot from
removable media, you won’t be able to keep your software programs,
Windows settings, or personal files when you upgrade.
win8 / 8.1 System requirements
1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1GB RAM (32-bit) / 2GB RAM (64-bit)
16GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
- This operating system is eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10
when available. More details below.
- The Start screen. Personalize your Start screen with your favorite
news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and
backgrounds and four different tile sizes make your device as
unique as you are.
- The apps you want. In addition to great built-in apps for e-mail,
people, photos and video editing, you can also download thousands
of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN,
Skype, and Halo: Spartan Assault.
- It plays as hard as it works. Windows 8.1 gives you the power to
quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and
pull together a killer presentation - all on a single PC.
Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the
terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is
intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for
resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the
assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and
cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To
acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please
see our full package "Retail" product offerings.
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From the Manufacturer
Windows 8.1 Pro System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit
Built for Business
With the new Windows, you get the best of work and play. Windows
8.1 Pro includes everything in Windows 8.1, plus enhanced features
that help you easily connect to company networks, manage your
devices, access one PC from another, encrypt your data, and more.
- Get to it all from the new Start screen, even your familiar desktop
- Discover popular and unique apps in the Windows Store
- Personalize with more tile sizes, colors, & backgrounds
- Do more with side by side views of apps and sites
- Access photos & files virtually anywhere with SkyDrive built-in
- Search, browse, and share more securely and quickly
- Protect your data by encrypting it with BitLocker
- Access one PC from another with Remote Desktop
- Connect to your company network with domain join
What’s new with Windows 8.1 Pro
It Plays as Hard as it Works
Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies,
play games, polish your resume, and pull together a killer
presentation — all on a single PC. Now you can organize up to three
apps on your screen at once in a single view.
The Start Screen
Personalize your Start screen with your favorite news, friends,
social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and backgrounds and
four different sizes of tiles make your device as unique as you
The Apps you Want
In addition to great built-in apps for email, people, photos and
video editing – you can also download thousands of popular apps
from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype and Halo:
Stay up to date and more secure with Windows Defender, Windows
Firewall, and Windows Update.
Windows 8.1 starts up faster, switches between apps faster, and
uses power more efficiently than previous versions of Windows,
including Windows 7.
Your Familiar Desktop
From the Start screen, you are just a click away from the familiar
Windows desktop you know so you can do the stuff you’ve always
Multitasking Made Easy
It’s easy to do more at once. Snap multiple apps side by side in a
single view for easy multitasking.
Mouse, Keyboard—and now Touch
Windows 8.1 works harmoniously with various types of devices,
including touch, mouse-and-keyboard, or both. Whatever kind of
device you have, you'll discover fast and fluid ways to switch
between apps, move things around, and go smoothly from one place to
Your files, Everywhere
Stay connected to your photos and important files and access them
on your phone, tablet or PC with SkyDrive. By signing in with your
Microsoft account to any of your PCs running Windows 8.1 and you'll
immediately see your own background, display preferences, and
You Keep all your Files
If your PC is running Windows 7, your files, apps and settings will
easily transfer to Windows 8.1 Pro.
You Keep Familiar Programs
Programs that run on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8.1 Pro.
Your Office. Your Way.
Experience Office at its best on Windows 8 devices. Discover new
and better ways to create, edit, and browse—using a keyboard, pen,
or touchscreen. Don't forget: Office is not part of Windows 8.Some features require Windows 8.1. Update available through Windows
store for Windows 8 users. Internet access required; fees may
apply. Don’t forget, Office isn’t included in Windows 8.
The New Windows
|Windows 8.1||Pro Pack|
|Great Apps built in such as Mail, Calendar, Messaging, Photos, and
SkyDrive with many more available at Windows Store.||✔||✔|
|Includes Internet Explorer 11 for fast, intuitive, touch-friendly
|Keeps you up-to-date and more secure with Windows Defender, Windows
Firewall, and Windows Update.||✔||✔|
|Works with new and existing Windows desktop software including the
full Microsoft Office experience (Outlook, SharePoint Designer and
|Comes with Windows Media Player||✔||✔|
|Provides enhanced data protection using BitLocker technology to
help keep your information secure.**||✔|
|Enables you to connect to your PC when you’re on the go with Remote
|Connects to you corporate or school network with Domain Join.||✔|
|Watch and record live TV with Windows Media Center.***|
- 1 GHz processor or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
- 2 GB RAM
- 20 GB available hard disk space
- 1366 x 768 screen resolution
- DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver
- To use touch, you need a PC that supports multitouch
- Internet access (fees may apply)
- Microsoft account required for some features
- Watching DVDs requires separate playback software
- Windows Media Center license sold separately
* Refers to programs built for mouse and keyboard that run in the
classic Windows desktop environment.
** Data is protected on Windows 8 PCs and removable drives using
BitLocker and BitLocker to Go.
*** Requires a TV tuner.
Windows 10 product upgrade limitations:
- Upgrade must be completed within 1 year of Windows 10 release.
- Hardware requirements apply
- Devices must be connectred to the internet and have Windows
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S.
- ASIN: B00F3ZN0CC
- Item model number: FQC-06950