- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 5.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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- ASIN: B00EDSI8HW
- Item model number: FQC-06913
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 16, 2013
- Average Customer Review: 381 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #605 in Software (See Top 100 in Software) Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - Full Version
- This operating system is eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 when available. More details below.
- Protect your data by encrypting it with BitLocker & Access one PC from another with Remote Desktop
- Access photos & files virtually anywhere with SkyDrive built-in
- Windows 8.1 Pro offers enhanced features to help you easily connect to company networks, access one PC from another, encrypt your data, and more.
- Get to it all from the new Start screen, even your familiar desktop.
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Windows 8.1 Pro – Full Version
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 are.
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: Spartan Assault.
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 done.
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 another.
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 settings.
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||Windows 8.1 Pro||Pro Pack|
|Your PC is currently running:||Windows 7, Windows 8||Windows 7, Windows 8||Windows 8, Windows 8.1|
|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 browsing.||✔||✔||✔|
|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 more).*||✔||✔||✔|
|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 Desktop Connection.||✔||✔|
|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:
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About a month now - seriously considering accepting the loss and installing Windows 7. Windows 8.1 is absolutely marketing genius for Microsoft - there is no question why Gates entrusted his enterprise to 'the new guy': All 'tiles' funnel the user to Microsoft. Using the Desktop is inadequate for my use of this PC. Right now I'm thinking two stars are generous.
It's been a few months now. I like it less. It seems to me, that Gates' original vision was 'a world wide common language.' So why am I spending so much time relearning Windows? I have been a 'fluid' Windows user since 95. I don't mind being a 'newbie' with a new interest, but not with a tool I've been using for decades. I just want to get my work done. I most definitely do not recommend this operating system. I did try a Demo of Window 7, but right now I'm thinking Mac.
On the plus side, this is the fastest booting version of Windows I've seen. If you have an new Xbox, Windows tablet PC or smartphone (3% of market after 4 years), the Start interface will be familiar. OneDrive works with only a few glitches.
On the downside, there are so many stupid things wrong with how Microsoft decided to change the user interface, that I have to wonder if the lead designer wasn't really Jar-Jar Binks. No Start button on the Application screen and a totally schizophrenic UI change for Internet Explorer 11 between the Start screen version and the Application screen version. A word to the wise - don't be surprised if add-ins and toolbars don't work on the Start version. I use the Norton 360 password vault and IE on Start can't see it.
Learning to manage the new features with a mouse instead of a touch screen was not difficult, but this is clearly an interface that was designed with fingers in mind. It's a lot less cumbersome to swipe in or up/down than moving the mouse to just the right spot to make what you want to happen actually happen. This is especially true if you, like me, have a screen extending monitor.
Given this experience, I will probably wait for Windows 9 to see if the next version fixes many of the annoyances in 8.1. That means putting off buying that new desktop.
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