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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 is rated3.0 out of5 by28.
  • 2015-05-06T08:43CST
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£99.99 incl. VAT

£99.99 incl. VAT

£99.99 incl. VAT

The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games, chat with friends, access files anywhere or find your next favourite 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.

This includes Windows 8.1 Update.

The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games, chat with friends, access files anywhere or find your next favourite 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.

This includes Windows 8.1 Update.

The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games, chat with friends, access files anywhere or find your next favourite 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.

This includes Windows 8.1 Update.

 

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The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games, chat with friends, access files anywhere or find your next favourite 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.

This includes Windows 8.1 Update.

The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games, chat with friends, access files anywhere or find your next favourite 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.

This includes Windows 8.1 Update.

The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games, chat with friends, access files anywhere or find your next favourite 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.

This includes Windows 8.1 Update.

 

 

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Windows 8.1, now with a new Start screen

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

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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 same stuff you’ve always done.

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Your own unique start screen

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

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Works hard, plays hard

Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your CV and put 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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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.

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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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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. Microsoft Office sold separately.

The Microsoft difference

The Microsoft difference

Up and running: We’re here for you – at no extra charge.

Need help with your Microsoft products? No matter what help you may need with downloading or installing Windows or Office, connect with one of our experts to get the support you need.

Use our Freephone or Live Chat support and we will get your software working just the way you want it.

For help getting Up & Running, call Microsoft Store support. Click here for the number and opening hours.

Ratings and reviews

Rated 1 out of5 by fromAppallingI updated to windows 8.1 a while back and at first it was okay, but I'm a big fan of games like the elder scrolls saga, for example, and when I tried to play ANY one of them, the screen would flicker and the game would lag. Also, it seems that updating to 8.1 has caused multiple peoples AMD Catalyst Control Centre to break and stop working, seemingly unfix-able. So I tried to go back to just windows 8 but it seems to be impossible unless you have windows 8 Pro. Not only that but because Catalyst Control Centre has stopped working my Graphics have become un-switchable and at a certain level, quite poor. Please put out an update to fix this.
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 4 out of5 by fromIt is stable and fast and stays that way.If you have windows 7 stay with it as you won't get good value for money from the update but overall I have had a very good experience with Windows 8.1, admittedly the new start screen and app store get no love from me as I am only running windows on my desktop sans touch screen where they are useless, but cosmetic issues aside I consider the core OS to be a worthy successor to windows 7 as for example Multi display/desktop support is much improved over windows 7.Most of the bickering surrounding the interface paradigm shift remind me of the who-ha the switch from windows 3.1 to Windows 95 caused.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 5 out of5 by fromHow to Make Windows 8.1 GreatI bought a machine with Windows 8.1 pre-installed and very quickly, I thought I'd made the mistake of my life. However, since I discovered what was wrong, I think Windows 8.1 is absolutely great. The first thing you need to do is uninstall McAfee Antivirus. It is a disaster and is absolutely killing performance. I replaced it with Eset but the Microsoft Antivirus as used on their mini-tablet may be just as good. The second thing is to read the manual and configure Windows to operate as you want it. If you liked Windows 7, just configure Windows 8 to start with the Desktop. I have become used to the Start screen on tablets so I actually configure that to do what I want and switch to the Desktop when I want to access things that way. I'm now a 'convert'!
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 5 out of5 by fromLooking great and easy to useRight, I'm a mac user. I just bought Windows 8.1 for my laptop because of the one program I need to work with that doesn't exist on OSX. I didn't transition from Windows 7 to 8.1, which is maybe why I don't understand all the bad reviews this newer Windows version has been greeted with.So far I find it actually beautiful, efficient and really easy to use. I like the Start page everyone seems to moan about, it's customisable and I've added to it all the apps and programs I use the most for easy access (and got rid of the few things I've no use for). Start page aside, eveything seems very similar to any Windows OS I've used in the past.I don't regret buying 8.1 rather than 7. Icing on the cake, it looks even better on my mac's screen than the new Yosemite (and coming from me, that's saying a LOT).Only con so far has been the full-screen Skype app, which I'm sure I'll get used to.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 1 out of5 by fromTerribleI bought my pc about 2 years ago and it came with Windows 8. It was good then. But when Windows 8.1 came out a message came onto my pc saying stuff about I must install Windows 8.1. I clicked the option remind me later and when it did remind me again there was no remind m later option so I was forced do install it. At first I I ok but then it became terrible and then it th internet was terrible. I had to reset my pc to get Windows 8 back an my internet is fine again but it all ways forced m to install if again and prevent me from using internet. I have had to reset my pc 4 times! It is really annoying because it takes all most a day to reset and I lose all my stuff. If I could I would stay with Windows 8 or Windows 7.
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 5 out of5 by fromA fantastic operating systemToo many people like to give a negative spin on Windows 8/8.1. I have found it to be fantastic. Fast, intuitive and fluid. People need to let go of the start menu of old and embrace Windows 8.1.I admit it, took me a while, but I wouldn't look back now. Well done Microsoft, a fantastic operating system.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 1 out of5 by fromrubbishbought new computer with 8.1 on its rubbish give me 7 anytime
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of5 by fromBetter!Because my computer has ended, no more support, i bought this disk and backup only £99:99!Its great for schools! I got it for my laptop!
Date published: 2014-04-11
  • 2015-05-06T08:43CST
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