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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 working just the way you want it.
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Microsoft account required for some features. Watching DVDs requires separate playback software.
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.