- Platform: Windows
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
|Price:||£82.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details|
Edition: 8.1 Full Version
Bring all the aspects of your life together — create, play, discover, connect, and work.
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 organise up to three apps on your screen at once in a single view.
Personalise your Start screen with your favourite news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customisable colours and backgrounds and four different sizes of tiles make your device as unique as you are.
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.
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.
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.
It’s easy to do more at once. Snap multiple apps side by side in a single view for easy multitasking.
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.
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.
If your PC is running Windows 7, your files, apps and settings will easily transfer to Windows 8.1.
Programs that run on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8.1.
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.***||✔|
* 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.
I actually liked this more than 7. Did notice a 20FPS drop in some games though,Published 2 days ago by Sam
wonder what could one possible say in a review about windows license?Published 7 days ago by george ene
When the user has to modify an OS for it to even function, you know you are doing it wrong. Don't mess with my start menu/desktop. >.>Published 9 days ago by Stuart H.
Had my doubts re: Win 8 when it came out but have been using it in the workplace for years hence my purchase.Published 11 days ago by Des
I can't turn my machine off because it is always updating. Functionality is terrible, but having to wait hours to turn off my computer is hard to understand from MicrosoftPublished 11 days ago by Juan F Urruela
Purchased for my new PC build.Didn't actually need to re-install windows but i did need the product key.At least if I have any problems i have this to fall back on if neededPublished 12 days ago by Nick Goodyear
I like it a bit more now I have got more used to it. It seems to me a bit like the supermarkets, as soon as you find where everything is they move everything aroundPublished 14 days ago by Leslie Smith