*Windows Media Center is no longer in production and not included*
The new Windows 8.1 start screen is your personalized home for items you use the most and can be customized according to your user preferences. Windows 8 Live tiles provide real-time updates from your Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail accounts. Along with the new Start screen, the lock screen now includes e-mail, calendar, and clock widgets. To access your PC, Microsoft has replaced a standard PIN or password with a swipe gesture; unlock your PC by clicking or swiping preset locations you've selected on the lock screen. New functions also allow you to search for your favorite software programs, open, close, hide, resize, or run multiple apps simultaneously with the swipe of a finger or a swipe of the mouse. Windows has also made changes to make your PC more secure by boosting its existing security features and adding "SmartScreen," which acts to prevent suspicious programs or apps from being installed or running on your machine. Finally, Windows 8 also gives you the ability to "refresh" itself to give users a new starting point and a cleaner version of Windows.
- Win 8.1 to Win 8.1 Pro Upgrade.
- Startup Quickly.
- Customize your Start screen with Live Tiles.
- Stay safer with Windows Defender.
- Encrypt your data with Bitlocker.
- Upgrade to Windows 10.
This product is retail box. Retail box software is sold at retail stores. It comes in a factory sealed retail box with the CD or DVD, plus the software license key and manuals where provided by the software manufacturer. Retail box software comes with full installation support from the manufacturer.
- Required processor: 1 GHz or faster
- Required memory: 2 GB
- Required hard drive space: 20 GB available
- Required video card: 1366 x 768 resolution; DirectX 9 graphics processor with a WDDM driver
- Required connectivity: Internet access (separate fees may apply)
- Operating System Requirements : You must be running Windows 8.1 in order to use the Windows 8.1 Pro Pack