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Breathe new life into your PC with Windows 8 and 8.1. Windows 8.1 comes with a variety of features you’ll love, including a new Start screen, which can be personalized with customizable colors and backgrounds, as well as different sized tiles – so your Windows can be as unique as you. Not only that, but you can add your social networks, apps, news and favorite friends to your screen with the click of a button.

The new Windows lets you work how you need to – using a variety of tools and programs like Skype, Office, and OneDrive to connect with friends and family, create presentations and documents, and remotely access your files. Because Windows 8.1 works with different types of devices, including touch or mouse-and-keyboard options, you can discover fast and fluid ways to quickly navigate between apps, move things around on your screen, and get from Point A to Point B.

But it’s not all work and no play – Windows 8 and 8.1 also enhance your ability to browse movies, music and games quickly, so you don’t waste any downtime waiting on a slow computer.

If you’re a student, you’re eligible for Windows 8.1 Pro for Students, a special package that brings you all the features of Windows 8.1 at a reduced price. Get enhanced data protection and connectivity to your school network via Domain join – plus much more.

If you already have Windows 8, you can get a Windows upgrade to 8.1 for free. Simply download the Windows upgrade or get the upgrade on DVD from the Microsoft Store. Remember that the Windows 8.1 regular and Pro full version are only available to those who currently have Windows 7.