Windows 8 Pro is designed to help tech enthusiasts and business/technical professionals obtain a broader set of Windows 8 technologies. It includes all the features in Windows 8 plus features for encryption, virtualization, PC management and domain connectivity. Windows Media Center will be available as an economical "media pack" add-on to Windows 8 Pro. If you are an enthusiast or you want to use your PC in a business environment, you will want Windows 8 Pro.
A beautiful Start
Vibrant and beautiful, the Start screen is the new face of Windows. Each tile on the Start screen is connected to a person, app, or whatever else is important to you, and lights up with the latest info.
A new era of PCs
Sleek and lightweight, with fast startup times and long battery life, Windows 8 PCs are built for work and play. If you prefer a touchscreen, a mouse and keyboard, or both, there's a perfect PC for you.
Go from full-screen game to spreadsheet in one swipe, or snap them side-by-side and do both. Catch up with friends, zip through your files, and get things done faster than ever.
There's much more to come. Come back to this site on October 26, 2012 for the full unveiling of Windows 8 and to download it at a great price. Or reserve your copy at a participating retailer today.
Pick your next PC
Participating retailers are offering sneak peeks of the new Windows tablets and PCs.
|Software type||Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)|
|License type||Full packaged product (FPP)|
|License quantity||1 user(s)|
|Minimum hard disk space||20 GB|
|Minimum RAM||2 GB|
|Minimum processor speed||1 GHz|
|Media types supported||DVD|