Microsoft Windows 8

Which Version for You?

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Windows 8 Pro--If your PC is running Windows 7, your files, programs and settings will easily transfer to Windows 8 Pro. If your PC is running XP or Vista, you will need to reinstall your programs. Windows 8 Pro offers
Windows 8 Pro Pack--Turn your Windows 8 PC into a Windows 8 Pro PC. Perfect for business, it allows you to connect to company networks, access files on the go, and encrypt your data. Plus, watch and record live TV with Windows Media Center.
Windows 8 N Editions--The N editions include all the same functionality as Windows 8 Pro and the Windows 8 Pro Pack, except that they don't include certain media-related technologies (Windows Media Player, Camera, Music, Video). As a result, you'll need additional software to play or create audio CDs, media files, and video DVDs, stream music, take and store pictures, and use a webcam.

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Cloud-Connected

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Your Windows, everywhere--Perfect it once, have it always. Sign in to any of your devices running Windows 8 and your personalized settings and apps are right there.
Connected to your people--Your apps light up with connections to your friends and family. Info from the services you connect to—Hotmail, Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more—appears right inside the Mail, Messaging, and People apps.
Connected to your files--You use multiple PCs and a phone. Now you can connect across these devices to SkyDrive, Facebook, Flickr, and other services, so you can smoothly get to all your photos and files.

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Apps

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All the Apps you want--Apps are the heart of Windows 8. You’ll be able to get up to speed quickly with a set of built-in apps for the things you do the most. Designed for your connected lifestyle, these apps integrate with the services you already use.
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.
Apps work together--In Windows 8, apps work together so you can share information between them and streamline your work. For example, the Photos and Mail apps are connected, so you can select a picture from an album in your Photos app and email it to one of your contacts with a single click. No more opening your mail separately and attaching the picture. You can enable apps to include content from SkyDrive, share with your contacts in the People app, and send mail to people you know.

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The Start Screen

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Make it yours--Make your Start screen your personalised home for the things you care about. Organise and customise it the way you want.

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IE10--A New Browser for a New Windows

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Fast and fluid--Built for speed, Internet Explorer 10 brings you a faster web. Whether you're loading sites, sharing sites, or going from sites to apps, it all runs at a speed comparable to apps on your PC.
Intuitive--Browse with ease. There when you need them, tabs and navigation controls appear at the swipe of a finger. Share sites with friends—just swipe and tap. And pin sites to Start for one–click access.
A more trusted Web--More security, more privacy, more peace of mind: Building on innovations like SmartScreen and Tracking Protection, Internet Explorer is designed to work with the security platform of Windows to give you greater control over your personal info and help keep you safe from the latest online threats.

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Longer Life

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Great experience across many different devices--Because Windows 8 can run on low-power CPUs, you can work much longer on a single charge. That means you can stay connected so your PC is ready when you are. Battery life is longer and connections are stronger so you’ll be able to find a device to suit you for work or play. Lower power requirements are also helped by the growing number of energy-efficient devices that are designed to work with Windows 8.
Share between devices--Tap and Do works on mobile devices equipped with Near Field Communications (NFC) so you can tap two devices together and share information. Tap and Setup is another feature available with Windows 8 that lets you easily connect wireless devices, like keyboards, mice, headphones, and speakers by simply tapping them against your PC. No more PINs or complicated setup steps!

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Xbox Music

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Stream millions of songs free on Windows 8--Xbox Music brings you all the music you love, every way you want it. With millions of songs to discover, stream, download and own—it’s the all-in-one music service for your tablet, PC, TV and phone. Select an artist, and SmartDJ instantly creates a playlist tailored to you. And with Xbox Music Pass, your favorite songs follow you wherever you go, across all your devices, including unlimited downloads. Because music is more amazing when it’s all brought together for you.

* Limited hours of free streaming after 6 months; unlimited with paid subscription. Compatible devices and internet required; ISP fees apply. On TV, Xbox Music is streaming only and requires an Xbox 360 console and additional subscriptions (each sold separately). Some Xbox Music content may not be available via Xbox Music Pass, and may vary over time and by region. See xbox.com/music

* Compatible devices and internet required; ISP fees apply. On TV, Xbox Music is streaming only and requires an Xbox 360 console and additional subscriptions (each sold separately). Some Xbox Music content may not be available via Xbox Music Pass, and may vary over time and by region. See xbox.com/music.

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