This full professional-level version of Windows 8 provides access to premium features not available in the basic edition.
Experience Windows 8 with premium features
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro takes the familiar Windows experience and adds improved performance, downloadable apps and a sleek touch interface. An ideal choice for business users and PC enthusiasts, this professional-level version of Windows 8 provides access to several premium features not available in the basic edition--including Bitlocker encryption, Remote Desktop Connection and Windows Media Center.
Easily upgrade from previous versions of Windows
This convenient software package makes it easy to install Windows 8 Pro on any computer running Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (Service Pack 3). If you want to install Windows 8 Pro on a new PC, you will need the Windows 8 System Builder software.
Sleek, streamlined interface
Windows 8 introduces the Start screen, a vibrant new interface that makes it easier than ever to control your PC. Whether you're using a touchscreen, a keyboard and mouse or a combination of both, you'll enjoy fast, easy navigation with the Start screen's dynamic tiled layout.
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Enjoy fast, easy navigation with the Start screen's dynamic tiled layout.
Easy-to-learn, natural touch controls
Windows 8 lets you navigate your PC with a simple touch of your finger. If you have a touchscreen monitor or touchpad, you can use a series of easy-to-learn finger gestures to interact with your PC in a fluid, natural way.
Get access to the Windows app store
The Windows Store provides access to a huge selection of downloadable apps. From the Start screen, you can easily browse and download apps for news, sports, photos, cooking and more.
Premium security features
With a broad array of security features, Windows 8 offers comprehensive, up-to-date protection against the latest cyber threats. Proven programs like Windows Firewall, Windows Defender and Windows Update ensure your personal data is secure.
Browse apps in the Windows Store.
Internet Explorer 10 for fast, secure browsing
Designed especially for Windows 8 and Windows RT, Internet Explorer 10 is a fast, secure browser that lets you surf the web with ease and confidence. The browser's interface is optimized for touch control, so you can seamlessly flip between websites with a flick of your finger.
Broad software compatibility
Since Windows 8 is compatible with a wide range of programs, you don't have to worry about your applications becoming unusable when you upgrade. Any program that runs on Windows 7 will still run on Windows 8.
Sign in to your Windows 8 device with your Microsoft account, and you’re immediately connected to the people, files and settings you care about.
Professional-grade security with Bitlocker Encryption
Windows 8 Pro provides an extra layer of data security by using Bitlocker, a powerful encryption technology. With its robust full-disk encryption, Bitlocker helps keep your personal data safe from rootkits, Trojans and other types of cyberattacks.
Connect to your home computer remotely
With Remote Desktop Connection, Windows 8 Pro allows you to remotely connect to another PC via an Internet connection. Use it to connect to your office computer from home or to connect to your home PC from a laptop while on the road. You can only connect to PCs running Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Ultimate or Windows XP Professional.
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Record and stream HDTV with Windows Media Center
Windows 8 Pro also gives you access to Windows Media Center. This versatile, downloadable program allows you to view and record live television broadcasts on your PC, without the monthly fees that other digital video recorders require. You can also use Media Center to easily share movies, music and other media with any other compatible PC in your network.
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What's in the Box
Windows 8 Pro upgrade software.
|Current operating system: ||What you can keep: ||Upgrade to Pro using: |
|Windows 7 ||Programs, settings and personal files ||Windows 8 Pro upgrade |
|Windows Vista ||Settings and personal files |
|Windows XP (Service Pack 3) ||Personal files |
|Windows 8 (Basic Edition) ||Programs, settings and personal files ||Windows 8 Pro Pack upgrade |
|Any other operating system ||N/A ||N/A |
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Beautiful, fast, fluid.
- Running Windows® 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista? Upgrade to Windows 8 with Windows 8 Pro
Customize your Start screen with Live Tiles.
Browse faster with Internet Explorer®.
Stay safer with Windows Defender.
Get great apps at the Windows Store.
Plus Mail, Photos, SkyDrive® and more built-in.
Ready for business.
Encrypt your data with BitLocker®.
Connect to company networks with Domain Join.
Plus, virtualize with Client Hyper-V®.
What’s new with Windows 8?Personalized.
Make your Start screen your personalized home for the things you care about. Organize and customize it the way you want.
Now everything is in one place and easy to share. Integrate your online favorites with content from your PC, such as photos and contacts.
The new Windows 8 has been redesigned for touch but still works great with a mouse and keyboard.
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