The great features of Windows 8.1 plus easy connections to school networks and data encryption.
Important: Windows 8.1 Pro full version is for Windows 7 users only. Currently running Windows Vista or XP? First upgrade to Windows 8 Pro Upgrade – Student Offer. Upon installation you can update to 8.1 for free.
Already running Windows 8 Pro? No need to buy Windows 8.1 Pro—you can update to Windows 8.1 Pro for free through the Windows Store.
With the new Windows, you get the best of work and play. Windows 8.1 Pro includes everything in Windows 8.1, plus enhanced features that help you easily connect to company networks, manage your devices, access one PC from another, encrypt your data, and more.
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 Pro 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.
Windows 8.1 Pro offers enhanced data protection, the ability to access your desktop remotely, and connectivity to your corporate or school networks via Domain join.
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.
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 Pro.
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.