Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Edition - from XP SP3 / Vista / Windows 7 (3UR-00006)

Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Edition - from XP SP3 / Vista / Windows 7 (3UR-00006)

  • Its Windows reimagined from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It's an all-new touch interface. Its a new Windows for new devices. Experience the new Windows 8 Store and Start Menu.
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MPN: SW-150-MS

Manufacturer: Microsoft

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Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Edition - from XP SP3 / Vista / Windows 7 (3UR-00006)

Windows 8 Benefits:-
- New DirectX 11 - Enjoy faster/smoother gameplay.
- Improved multi-monitor support
- Quicker boot times from fresh start and suspend
- Native USB3.0 support
- Windows 8 Store - Download Apps
- Storage Spacers - Drive letters a thing of the past
- ISO & VHD mount ability
- PC Refresh - Re-install windows easily without having to format the HDD
- Microsoft Accounts - Sign in with your settings on any PC with your live sign in
- Enhanced task manager
- Updated Windows Explorer
- Boot from VHD (Pro version only)
- Built in Hyper-V (Pro version only)

If you currently have a personal computer running Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista then you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro (Professional). With Windows 8 Pro, you can connect and share your files. Windows 8 Pro also adds enhanced features if you need to connect to company networks, access remote files, encrypt sensitive data, and other more advanced tasks.

The new Windows 8 start screen is your personalized home for items you use the most and can be customized according to your user preferences. Windows 8 Live tiles provide real-time updates from your Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail accounts. Along with the new Start screen, the lock screen now includes e-mail, calendar, and clock widgets.

To access your PC, Microsoft has replaced a standard PIN or password with a swipe gesture; unlock your PC by clicking or swiping preset locations you’ve selected on the lock screen. New functions also allow you to search for your favorite software programs, open, close, hide, resize, or run multiple apps simultaneously with the swipe of a finger or a swipe of the mouse.

Windows has also made changes to make your PC more secure by boosting its existing security features and adding "SmartScreen," which acts to prevent suspicious programs or apps from being installed or running on your machine. Finally, Windows 8 also gives you the ability to "refresh" itself to give users a new starting point and a cleaner version of Windows.

You can upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows Developer Preview, but you might not be able to keep all of your files, software programs, and settings.

Your Windows, everywhere - Perfect it once, have it always. Sign in to any of your devices running Windows 8 and your personalized settings and apps are right there.

Connected to your people -Your apps light up with connections to your friends and family. Info from the services you connect to Hotmail, Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more appears right inside the Mail, Messaging, and People apps.

Connected to your files - You use multiple PCs and a phone. Now you can connect across these devices to SkyDrive, Facebook, Flickr, and other services, so you can smoothly get to all your photos and files.

All the Apps you want - Apps are the heart of Windows 8. You’ll be able to get up to speed quickly with a set of built-in apps for the things you do the most. Designed for your connected lifestyle, these apps integrate with the services you already use.

Built-in Apps - With Windows 8, your entire PC is cloud-connected. You’ll have new Microsoft Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People, and Messaging apps that are connected to services like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter just by adding them to your Microsoft account.

Apps work together - In Windows 8, apps work together so you can share information between them and streamline your work. For example, the Photos and Mail apps are connected, so you can select a picture from an album in your Photos app and email it to one of your contacts with a single click. No more opening your mail separately and attaching the picture. You can enable apps to include content from SkyDrive, share with your contacts in the People app, and send mail to people you know.

Make it yours - Make your Start screen your personalised home for the things you care about. Organise and customise it the way you want.

Fast and fluid - Built for speed, Internet Explorer 10 brings you a faster web. Whether you're loading sites, sharing sites, or going from sites to apps, it all runs at a speed comparable to apps on your PC.
Intuitive - Browse with ease. There when you need them, tabs and navigation controls appear at the swipe of a finger. Share sites with friends—just swipe and tap. And pin sites to Start for one–click access.

A more trusted Web - More security, more privacy, more peace of mind: Building on innovations like SmartScreen and Tracking Protection, Internet Explorer is designed to work with the security platform of Windows to give you greater control over your personal info and help keep you safe from the latest online threats.

Great experience across many different devices - Because Windows 8 can run on low-power CPUs, you can work much longer on a single charge. That means you can stay connected so your PC is ready when you are. Battery life is longer and connections are stronger so you’ll be able to find a device to suit you for work or play. Lower power requirements are also helped by the growing number of energy-efficient devices that are designed to work with Windows 8.

Share between devices - Tap and Do works on mobile devices equipped with Near Field Communications (NFC) so you can tap two devices together and share information. Tap and Setup is another feature available with Windows 8 that lets you easily connect wireless devices, like keyboards, mice, headphones, and speakers by simply tapping them against your PC. No more PINs or complicated setup steps!

To It's Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It's a touch interface. It's a Windows for devices. And it's easy to try now - whether you're installing it for the first time, or moving from Windows 8 consumer preview.

- Browse and discover great apps in the Windows Store
- Sign in to any of your Windows 8 PCs and instantly see your settings and get your apps
- Store your music, photos, and docs in the cloud with SkyDrive
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windows 8Pro 64bit

Its fast and nice to use. But still some small problems with playing HD video. Picture quality great but can lag. And sound issue. This is it's only fault. I have found once I got to grips with finding my way around my system.
The system it is running on is as follows:
LGA775 Core2Quad 2.4Ghz running @ 3GHZ
8gb dual channel DDR3 @ 2000mhz dropped down to 1600mhz
GTX560ti graphics 1gb ram +3gbs share with system ram
I have this up on winndows8 now 4 months. And over all. Has been a great upgrade. Most issue's have now been sorted out
Games work very well. With new way windows go about things. The system frees up a lot more CPU and Ram
Would like to give 4 and a half out of 5
But 5 will have to do

mark benney 2013-01-13

Best upgrade to Windows.

Shutdown times are instant, boot up is instant, navigation takes getting used to (but isn't difficult)

Yes, its designed for touch, but I find that with a keyboard and mouse you can still do every task that Windows 7 could, just faster...

Brilliant 6 out of 5.

Dom 2012-11-01

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