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Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 is rated3.0506 out of5 by257.
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$119.99

$119.99

$119.99

$119.99

$119.99

The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with OneDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store.

Already running Windows 8? No need to buy Windows 8.1—you can update to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store.

Important: Windows 8.1 full version is for Windows 7 users only.

Currently running Windows Vista or XP? You will need to buy Windows 8.1 on DVD and perform a clean installation. Click here to learn more and see if upgrading is right for your machine.
The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with OneDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store.

Already running Windows 8? No need to buy Windows 8.1—you can update to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store.

Important: Windows 8.1 full version is for Windows 7 users only.

Currently running Windows Vista or XP? You will need to buy Windows 8.1 on DVD and perform a clean installation. Click here to learn more and see if upgrading is right for your machine.
The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with OneDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store.

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? You will need to buy Windows 8.1 on DVD and perform a clean installation. Click here to learn more and see if upgrading is right for your machine.
The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with OneDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store.

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.

Backup media is available for an additional $14.95.

Currently running Windows Vista or XP? You will need to buy Windows 8.1 on DVD and perform a clean installation. Click here to learn more and see if upgrading is right for your machine.
The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with OneDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store.

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.

Backup media is available for an additional $14.95.

Currently running Windows Vista or XP? You will need to buy Windows 8.1 on DVD and perform a clean installation. Click here to learn more and see if upgrading is right for your machine.
 

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The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with OneDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store.

Already running Windows 8? No need to buy Windows 8.1—you can update to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store.

Important: Windows 8.1 full version is for Windows 7 users only.

Currently running Windows Vista or XP? You will need to buy Windows 8.1 on DVD and perform a clean installation. Click here to learn more and see if upgrading is right for your machine.
The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with OneDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store.

Already running Windows 8? No need to buy Windows 8.1—you can update to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store.

Important: Windows 8.1 full version is for Windows 7 users only.

Currently running Windows Vista or XP? You will need to buy Windows 8.1 on DVD and perform a clean installation. Click here to learn more and see if upgrading is right for your machine.
The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with OneDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store.

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? You will need to buy Windows 8.1 on DVD and perform a clean installation. Click here to learn more and see if upgrading is right for your machine.
The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with OneDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store.

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.

Backup media is available for an additional $14.95.

Currently running Windows Vista or XP? You will need to buy Windows 8.1 on DVD and perform a clean installation. Click here to learn more and see if upgrading is right for your machine.
The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with OneDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store.

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.

Backup media is available for an additional $14.95.

Currently running Windows Vista or XP? You will need to buy Windows 8.1 on DVD and perform a clean installation. Click here to learn more and see if upgrading is right for your machine.

 

 

Overview

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Windows 8.1, now with a new Start screen

With the new Windows, you can watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, get work done with Office, access files anywhere with OneDrive, or find your next favorite app in the Windows Store. And you can get to it all from the new Start screen, even your familiar desktop.

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Your familiar desktop

From the Start screen, you're just a click away from the familiar Windows desktop you know, so you can do the stuff you’ve always done.

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Your own unique start screen

Personalize your Start screen with your favorite news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and backgrounds and four different sizes of tiles make your Windows as unique as you are.

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Mouse, keyboard, and now touch

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.

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The apps you want

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, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype, and Halo: Spartan Assault.

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Works hard, plays hard

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 organize up to three apps on your screen at once in a single view.

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Your Office, your way

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 8.1.

The Microsoft difference

The Microsoft difference

Up and running: We're here for you.

We're the company that built Windows and Office—so we know Microsoft software better than anybody else. No matter what help you may need with downloading or installing Windows or Office, we've got the expertise you need.

We'll give you the free phone and chat support you need until your software is up and running.

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Requirements

Required processor

1 GHz or faster

Required memory

2GB

Required hard disk space

20GB available

Required video card

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

Required connectivity

Internet access (fees may apply)

Other system requirements

Microsoft account required for some features. Watching DVDs requires separate playback software.

Additional system requirements

Some features such as touch may require a new PC. To check compatibility, visit the system requirements page at Windows.com. A TV tuner is required to play and record live TV in Windows Media Center. Free Internet TV content varies by geography, some content may require additional fees.

Ratings and reviews

Rated 2 out of5 by fromGood OS but unreliableI installed Windows 8 on a new PC desktop based on Intel i7-4770K processor. Soon after, the OS was upgraded to Windows 8.1. Contrary to common opinions, I find Windows 8.1 functionally superior to Windows 7 Pro in every way, except one: reliability. This is puzzling and extremely frustrating, since the system crashes at least 2 times per month. Analysis of the crash dumps always point to a failing OS component as the cause. This is completely unacceptable, given Microsoft's persistent campaign encouraging users of earlier versions of Windows to upgrade. Microsoft, you need to fix this issue! Reliability is far more important than a "Start" menu.
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 2 out of5 by fromNot the best at allI got windows 8.1 thinking it would be better than 7 until i started experiencing multiple problems underneath all the new colors, shapes, and customization options. Windows explorer crashes so many times a day, and it causes me to not be able to access my start button, charms bar, or navigate through metro apps. I have to restart explorer in the task manager to solve this and its really irritating. Also, my media keys do not work for windows 8.1. I tried different ways of solving the problem but one day they just stopped working on the os. These problems tend to be really frustrating. I hope windows 10 is so much better than this.
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 1 out of5 by fromHate ItePerhaps Microsoft is trying to streamline their software between PCs, phones, and tablets, but I don't need my Desktop or Laptop to perform like a tablet or phone. My computer doesn't need apps nor does this increase the ease and functionality of using a PC. I don't have nor do I want a touch screen computer, which seems to be all Windows 8 is good fore. Windows 8 is so bad, my IT department says they WILL NOT be upgrading the office computers. At least not until something better comes along. Windows 8 is so bad, I know multiple people who have put off buying a new PC or have switched to Apple. Bad move Microsoft. Bad move.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 1 out of5 by fromThe worst wIndows yetI hate the fact that this program is a useless waste of memory and slowing of my processing speed by clutter I do not want or need, for a comp user without touch screen (for which it was clearly designed). I also, cannot stand the new feature that makes your internet always return to last page visited instead of my set homepage. I tried everything I can think of to fix this so it does not happen, but alas it takes way too much time to load my internet because of this feature that I hardly use it anymore on this laptop. Instead, I go downstairs to my old faithful desktop and use Win7. Good job Microsoft on ruining a great program with your push to market tablets and iphones. Booooo
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 1 out of5 by fromNot required at all!I have a machine with Win8, I am Microsoft fan. But since I baught Win8 on both PC and Mobile I started feeling like Microsoft has completely forgot the technical or expert PC users, which would be more than 50% I guess. A seamless multitasking is no more a feature of Windows 8+(apps specifically)Using Win8 since April-2013, and there hasnt been a single minute I used the Apps UI. I always use the traditional Windows dektop view.I just like the search but it was there in Windows 7 too. So practically not getting a new PC with Windows 7 is very disturbing.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 1 out of5 by fromHorrible, Horrible Operating System.I'm actually frustrated with Windows 8. I've just had to restore my whole computer after 2 days of buying it because it kept blue screening me. I don't understand!I've lost half an hour of hard work for a project I'm doing with my friend, thinking Windows 8 was 'Stable' & 'Up to date' and would be fine. Nope. All gone.I stuck by Windows 8 since the developer preview, and it was stable then. What the heck happened!?And, I can't roll back to Windows 7 because I have no disc, so I'm stuck with it.Windows 9 or 10 better be worth an upgrade... and I hope it's a free one too for Windows 8/8.1 users...
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 1 out of5 by fromWindows 8.1I have had windows 8/8.1 since April and have had nothing but problems since downloading it to my computer. Along with this, I downloaded Office 2013. All of my programs freeze within seconds of opening them, when online my machine runs sluggish. After doing everything we (my husband and I) could think of, I finally took both off yesterday and re-installed Windows 7 and MS Office 2007. Today, everything is back to normal and all is working well.....very frustrating to spend the money on an upgrade and not have anything work. I would not recommend Windows 8/8.1, especially with MS Office 2013.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 1 out of5 by fromNot for meI just bought a laptop with Windows 8.1 loaded on it. My desktop at home runs Windows 7 Ultimate and I have a Windows phone with 7.1. The lack of customization and lack of settings options on W8 is terrible. I also want my old UI back with a start menu. Running things in W8 has seemed to improve over 7, but whoever decided to run a mobile UI with no option to change it to a standard windows interface should lose their job. W8 on my laptop is just dumb. I don't have a touch screen. I can see this as possibly acceptable with a touch screen or a tablet, but when I'm using a mouse I want the standard UI. No I also do not want a touch screen on my laptop, I hate trying to read things on smudgy screens. I would really just like to "downgrade" and have Windows 7 Ultimate on my laptop.
Date published: 2014-03-06
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