It Plays as Hard as it Works
Windows 8.1 provides you the power to browse quickly, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and draw collectively a killer presentation — all on a single PC. Now you can organize up to 3 apps on your screen at once in a single view.
The Start Screen
Personalize your Start screen with your desired news, friends, social network, and apps. Customizable colors and backgrounds and four different sizes of tiles make your device as unique as you are.
The Apps You Want
In addition to numerous built-in apps for email, people, photos, and video editing – you can also download thousands of favorite apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype, and Halo: Spartan Assault.
Stay up to date and more protected with Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, and Windows Update.
Windows 8.1 starts up faster, switches between apps faster, and uses power more efficiently than previous versions of Windows, including Windows 7.
Your Familiar Desktop
From the Start screen, you are just a click away from the familiar Windows desktop you know so you can do the stuff you’ve always done.
Multitasking Made Easy
It’s easy to do more at once. Snap multiple apps side by side in a single view for easy multitasking.
Mouse, Keyboard—and now Touch
Windows 8.1 works harmoniously with different kinds of devices, including touch, mouse-and-keyboard, or both. Whatever type of device you have, you’ll feel fast and fluent ways to switch between apps, move things around, and go quickly from one place to another.
Your files, Everywhere
Stay connected to your photos and important files and accesses them on your phone, tablet or PC with SkyDrive. By signing in with your Microsoft account to any of your PCs running Windows 8.1 and you’ll immediately see your own background, display preferences, and settings.
You Keep all your Files
If your PC is running Windows 7, your files, apps and settings will easily transfer to Windows 8.1 Pro.
You Keep Familiar Programs
Programs that run on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8.1 Pro.
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. Don’t forget: Office is not part of Windows 8.