Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Operating System Software, Model FQC06950
Windows 8.1 Pro offers enhanced features to help you easily connect to company networks, access one PC from another, encrypt your data, and more.
- The best of work and play
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.
- 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 stuff you've always done.
- Your own unique start screen
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.
- Mouse, keyboard, and now touch
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.
- Enhanced data protection
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.
- 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, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype, and Halo: Spartan Assault.
- Your Office, your way
Experience Office at its best on Windows 8.1 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.
- Required processor: 1 GHz or faster
- Required memory: 2GB
- Required hard disk space: 20GB available
- Required video card: 1366 x 768 screen resolution; DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver
- Required connectivity: Internet access (fees may apply)
- Other system requirements: Microsoft account required for some features. Watching DVDs requires separate playback software.
- Additional system requirements: 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
If you are building a system for your personal use or installing an additional operating system in a virtual machine, you will need to purchase Windows 8 software or a Microsoft retail version of Windows 8.1 software. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 system builder software does not permit personal use, and is intended only for preinstallation on customer systems that will be sold to end users.
As indicated in the license terms on the software Pack, use of OEM system builder software for Windows 8.1 products is subject to the following:
- System builder products may only be used to preinstall as the operating system on a customer system you build to sell to an end user.
- System builder product may not be used as an upgrade license to an existing underlying Windows operating system.
- Windows 8.1 Pro full version is for Windows 7 users only. Currently running Windows Vista or XP? First upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. 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.