Windows 8 Pro

Windows 8 Pro


The great features of Windows 8 plus easy connections to company networks and data encryption.
The great features of Windows 8 plus easy connections to company networks and data encryption.



Product Overview

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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.

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Windows 7, only better

Windows 8 is built on the rock-solid foundation of Windows 7, but it’s been improved on all fronts. You can install Windows 8 on the same hardware that powers Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, and you’ll love how it works on new devices, too. Windows 8 was designed with Windows 7 apps in mind, because you probably have older apps you need to use.

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Cloud-connected with your Microsoft account

Sign in to your Windows 8 device with your Microsoft account and you’re immediately connected to the people, files, and settings you care about. Your PC comes to life with all the things that make Windows yours, including your Start page, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favourites.

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It's all about the apps

In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse great apps, all grouped in easy-to-find categories. We highlight great apps for you and provide quick access to frequently downloaded apps. You won’t have to worry about buying something you don’t want because you can try before you buy, if the app supports it.

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Easily connect to your work network

Manage devices, security and IT policies more easily with Domain Join and Group Policy. Domain Join connects Windows 8 Pro devices to your business network domain for easy device management. Group Policy helps enforce password rules and IT policies, as well as makes managing user access a snap.

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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.

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Work from almost anywhere

Remote Desktop Connection lets you 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.

Required Processor

1 GHz or faster

Required Memory

2 GB

Required Hard Disk Space

20 GB

Required Display

1366 x 768 screen resolution

Required Connectivity

Internet access (fees may apply)

Required Video Card

1366 × 768 screen resolution, DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver

Other System Requirements

Microsoft account required for some features  |  Watching DVDs requires separate playback software  |  Windows Media Center license sold separately. See for full details.