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||Minimum 2 GB|
|Required hard disk space||Minimum 20 GB available|
|Required video card||1366 × 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.|