With the new Windows, you can watch movies or play games, chat with friends, get work done with Office, access files anywhere or find your next favourite app in the Windows Store. And you can get to it all, including your familiar desktop, from the new Start screen.
From the Start screen, you're just a click away from the familiar Windows desktop you know, so you can do the same stuff you’ve always done.
Personalize your Start screen with your favourite news, friends, social networks and apps. Customizable colours and backgrounds and four different sizes of tiles make your Windows as unique as you are.
Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your CV and put 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.
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.
Windows 8.1 works with different types of devices, including touch, mouse-and-keyboard, or both. Discover fast and fluid ways to switch between apps, move things around, and go smoothly from one place to another.
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. Microsoft Office sold separately.
The great features of Windows 8.1, plus easily connect to company networks, access one PC from another and encrypt your data. Important: Windows 8.1 full version is for Windows 7 users only. Already running Windows 8? No need to buy Windows 8.1—you can update to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store. Currently running Windows Vista or XP? First upgrade to Windows 8 - upon installation you can update to 8.1 for free. Shop Windows 8.
Customise your Start screen with Live Tiles. Plus get Mail, Photos, SkyDrive and more built-in. Windows 8 upgrade is for Windows Vista or XP users. Upon installation you can install the free 8.1 update available through the Windows Store.
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