Bring all the aspects of your life together — create, play,
discover, connect, and work.
- Get to it all from the new Start screen, even your familiar desktop
- Discover popular and unique apps in the Windows Store
- Personalize with more tile sizes, colors, & backgrounds
- Do more with side by side views of apps and sites
- Access photos & files virtually anywhere with SkyDrive built-in
- Search, browse, and share more securely and quickly
Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies,
play games, polish your resume, and pull together a killer
presentation — all on a single PC. Now you can organize up to three
apps on your screen at once in a single view.
The 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 device as unique as you
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:
Stay up to date and more secure 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
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 various types of devices,
including touch, mouse-and-keyboard, or both. Whatever kind of
device you have, you'll discover fast and fluid ways to switch
between apps, move things around, and go smoothly from one place to
Your files, Everywhere
Stay connected to your photos and important files and access 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
You Keep all your Files
If your PC is running Windows 7, your files, apps and settings will
easily transfer to Windows 8.1.
You Keep Familiar Programs
Programs that run on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8.1.
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.Some features require Windows 8.1. Update available through Windows
store for Windows 8 users. Internet access required; fees may
apply. Don’t forget, Office isn’t included in Windows 8.
The New Windows
|Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Pro|
|Great Apps built in such as Mail, Calendar, Messaging, Photos, and
SkyDrive with many more available at Windows Store.||✔||✔|
|Includes Internet Explorer 11 for fast, intuitive, touch-friendly
|Keeps you up-to-date and more secure with Windows Defender, Windows
Firewall, and Windows Update.||✔||✔|
|Works with new and existing Windows desktop software including the
full Microsoft Office experience (Outlook, SharePoint Designer and
|Comes with Windows Media Player||✔||✔|
|Provides enhanced data protection using BitLocker technology to
help keep your information secure.**||✔|
|Enables you to connect to your PC when you’re on the go with Remote
|Connects to you corporate or school network with Domain Join.||✔|
|Watch and record live TV with Windows Media Center.***|