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Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Operating System Software, Upgrade Version, Upgrade from XP, Vista and Windows 7, 32/64-Bit

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About the Microsoft Windows 8 Pro

The Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Operating System Software (32 or 64-Bit) is a complete redesign of how you interact with your computer. One of the most notable features found within Windows 8 Pro is the Start Screen. This intuitive Start Screen puts your entire computer on one screen by providing you tiles allowing you to interact with virtually every aspect of your computer from email, to chat, to applications. You can also use this same intuitive interface on a variety of devices that run Windows 8 including desktop PCs, tablets and touch screen PCs.

Cloud connectivity is another major feature found in Windows 8. Simply set up a Microsoft account and you can access and manage various aspects of your account from any Windows 8 device. Utilize the Mail and Messaging apps to keep in touch with friends, family and co-workers by linking to other social networking accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. You can also take advantage of Microsoft SkyDrive to upload your files making them accessible from any Windows 8 device.

Along with Cloud connectivity, Apps help make Windows 8 stand alone as an intuitive, customizable operating system. SkyDrive, Xbox, Video, Music, Mail, Calendar, Photos, People, Messaging and Reader make up the apps that come standard with Windows 8. Each of these apps helps you to get the most out of your Windows experience. With SkyDrive, you can access files virtually anywhere on a Windows 8 device.

The Xbox, Video and Music apps enhance your multimedia experience helping to streamline your music, video and games access across multiple devices including the Xbox 360. Mail, Calendar, People and Messaging apps keep you in touch with friends and family while keeping you on schedule. Place all of your photos in one place with the Photo app, making it possible to see your photos on any Windows 8 device. The Reader app makes it possible to read a variety of different documents in PDF, XPS and OXPS file formats.

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Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Features

  • The New Start Screen: The new Start screen has all of the information you care about in one place, such contacts, the weather and the next appointment on your calendar. Windows 8 is truly yours: websites, playlists, photo albums, contacts and your favorite apps are front and center
  • Touch, Keyboard and Mouse - Seamless Integration: Whether browsing apps, reading a book, or typing on the go with touch, creating a project that requires the more productive horsepower of a traditional mouse and keyboard, or doing everything at once, Windows 8 makes it easy
  • Your Windows Everywhere: Sign in and your Windows 8 device becomes yours because your personalization, desktop background and settings are all there
  • Connected to Your People: Use the mail and messaging apps to communicate with all of your friends, family and co-workers. If you have contacts all over the place, in, Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, or some other service, you can choose to connect them
  • Connected to Your Files: Simply sign in to your Microsoft account from any Windows 8 device and you can pick up just where you left off
  • Family Safety in the Cloud: With Microsoft Family Safety, you can set up accounts for your children so you don't have to worry as much about their online activity. Family Safety will monitor your children's activities and let you know what they're doing
  • Built-in Apps: With Windows 8, your entire PC is cloud-connected. You'll have new Microsoft Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People and Messaging apps that are connected to services like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter just by adding them to your Microsoft account
  • SkyDrive: With SkyDrive, you don't need to worry about being able to access your documents and photos on other PCs because when they're in SkyDrive, you can access them from any device with an Internet connection
  • Xbox, Video and Music Apps: The Xbox app along with the Video and Music apps put a variety of entertainment options at your fingertips. Videos you buy are available for playback on both Windows 8 and on your Xbox 360
  • Mail: Mail allows you to see all of your accounts in one place, whether it's, Gmail, or your company's Exchange mail. You can pin email accounts to the Start Screen so you can see your new mail on the live Mail tile without opening the Mail app
  • Calendar: Just like the Mail app, Calendar combines your information by pulling together your multiple calendars into a single day, week, or month view. You decide which of your calendars are shown and you can adjust the colors to suit your preferences
  • Photos: The Photos app pulls all of your pictures together into one place. So now your albums from Facebook, Flickr, SkyDrive and all of the pictures you store on your PC are there when you connect your Microsoft account to these services
  • People: The People app is your complete address book. You can include contacts from, Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail and others. Quickly see what's new, share an update, comment, or initiate a conversation with the Messaging app
  • Messaging: With the Messaging app on your Windows 8 PC, you can chat with Messenger or Facebook friends from one convenient place
  • Reader: With the Reader app, you can read PDF, XPS, or OXPS documents. You can interact with your PDFs by highlighting, adding text annotations, printing and sharing
  • Apps Work Together: In Windows 8, apps work together so you can share information between them and streamline your work
  • Designed for Discovery: The Windows Store is designed to make it easy to discover apps without getting lost. You can search or browse by category or lists of top apps to find the apps you want
  • Protecting Children: Using Family Safety, you can change settings to determine what your children can download and see in the Windows Store. Setting up a rating level filters the apps and games that children can access and provides a safer environment based on your preferred restrictions
  • Fast and Fluid: It starts and loads sites almost instantly. It brings a fluid responsiveness to greatly enhance your web browsing experience. Everything you want to do on the web is a swipe, tap, or click away
  • Enhanced for Touch: Internet Explorer 10 provides a touch first and a truly full-screen browsing experience. Navigation controls appear only when you need them and quietly get out of the way when you don't. You can flip ahead or back through your websites with the flick of a finger
  • Easy to Use: Smooth, intuitive controls work just as you'd expect. One box is both the address and search bar for speedier navigation. Pin your favorite sites to your Start Screen and get to them as quickly as you access your apps
  • Safer and More Private: The intuitive Smart Screen technology helps keep your PC and your information safer on the web as well as helping to protect against socially-engineered malware. Privacy tools like Do Not Track are built-in and are easily enabled in just one click, giving you more control

Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Specifications

Application Operating System
Compatibility PC
System Requirements 1 Required Processor: 1GHz or faster processor
Required Memory: 2GB RAM
Required Hard Disk Space: 20GB available disk space
Required Display: 1366 x 768 screen resolution
Required Connectivity: Internet access (fees may apply)
Required Video Card: Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 9 graphics card with WDDM driver
System Requirements 2 Additional System Requirements: Microsoft account required for some features. Watching DVDs requires separate playback software. Windows Media Center license sold separately
Other System Requirements: Additional requirements to use certain features: Internet access (fees may apply). Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware. For some Windows Media Center functionality, a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required
System Requirements 3 Other System Requirements: Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware. HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7. DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive. Music and sound require audio output. Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware
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