Beautiful, fast, fluid
Windows has been reimagined to focus on your life. The beautiful, fast, and fluid design is perfect for a range of hardware: from compact, touch-enabled tablets and lightweight laptops, to PCs and large, powerful all-in-ones with high-definition screens. It’s smooth, intuitive, and gives you instant access to your people, apps, and stuff, so you spend less time searching and more time doing.
Encrypt your data with BitLocker
BitLocker drive encryption helps protect corporate data on mobile PCs that include a TPM chip. BitLocker now encrypts hard drives more quickly, helping to keep your data safe without interrupting your productivity. BitLocker now supports encrypted drives, too.
Stay safer with SmartScreen
SmartScreen services help protect you from malicious sites and software on the internet. It checks the reputation of any new app or website, helping to keep you safe no matter what browser you’re using. That helps prevent malware and other viruses from infiltrating your PC, or your corporate network.
Work from almost anywhere with Remote Desktop Connection
Connect to your work computer from home and access all of your programs, files, and network resources as though you were actually sitting in front of your computer at work.
BEFORE YOU BUY
Upgrading to Windows 8
If your PC is running Windows 7, your files, programs and settings will easily transfer to Windows 8. If your PC is running Windows XP or Windows Vista, you will need to reinstall your programs. Some features such as touch may require a new PC. To check compatibility, visit your PC manufacturer’s website and check out www.windows.com/upgrade to run the Upgrade Assistant to check for compatibility and get more details on system requirements. 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.
If your PC has a 64-bit capable processor (CPU) but is currently running a 32-bit version of Windows, you can install a 64-bit version of Windows 8.1, but you'll need to buy it as a DVD and perform a clean installation. You won't be able to keep any files, settings, or apps when you update from a 32-bit to a 64-bit version.
- Required Processor 1 GHz or faster
Required Memory 2 GB
Required Hard Disk Space 20 GB
Required Video Card 1366 × 768 screen resolution, DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver