Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit - FQC-06950

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Different "looks" from Windows 7

on 11/12/2014

It's a great OS for touch screen. However, I haven't found any feature that is a must have for a Windows 7 user to upgrade. You probably won't get much benefits if you are current using Windows 7. It's nice to try Windows 8 if you are building a new system. Windows 8.1 allows you to make the desktop looks like a Windows 7 if you really don't like Windows 8.

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Latest MS OS for New PC

by John V on 4/1/2014

i ordered the Microsoft Windowsa 8.x Pro OEM DVD from for the Intel NUC PC i have built. The price was the best in the online marketplace. This is the latest OS in the marketplace and is eligible for Windows 8.1 update. Since I am building the PC from scratch it comes with no crapware or adware. Loading the OS from original DVD allows me to obtain MS support ans updates.

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Product Overview

Built for business
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.

Best of work and play
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
  • Protect your data by encrypting it with BitLocker
  • Access one PC from another with Remote Desktop
  • Connect to your company network with domain join

    What’s new in Windows 8.1 Pro?

    It plays as hard as it works.
    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 are.

    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.

    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 another.

    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 settings.

    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 up to four things at once. Snap multiple apps side by side in a single view for easy multitasking and enhanced productivity.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Microsoft
    Mfg Part# FQC-06950
    SKU 254302819
    UPC 885370635003
    UPC 14 00885370635003
    Product Guide Click Here for the Microsoft Store
    Tech Specs
    System Requirements
    1 GHz processor or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
    2 GB RAM
    20 GB available hard disk space
    1366 x 768 screen resolution
    DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver
    To use touch, you need a PC that supports multitouch
    Internet access (fees may apply)
    Microsoft account required for some features
    Watching DVDs requires separate playback software
    Windows Media Center license sold separately

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