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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Upgrade

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro

Reimagined for learning

  * Start faster
  * Search everywhere
  * Do more at once
  * Get more apps
  * Always have your files



Platform: Windows

 

Windows 8.1 Pro provides the platform for anywhere, anytime learning to help establishments improve educational outcomes, bring learning to life for students, and build 21st century skills.

Windows delivers the best computing environment for education, with the personal experiences that students and teachers love, and the management tools that administrators need so that everyone is ready for class.

NEW FEATURES IN 8.1:

  • Start faster
    The Start button has returned to the desktop—tap or click to get to Start. If you prefer, you can now go straight to the desktop when you sign in, or use the same background for both your desktop and Start. And see all your apps at once in the new all-apps view.
  • Search everywhere
    With  Bing Smart Search  you can search once and see everything—from the web, or the settings, files and apps on your PC—and act on search results right away. Play a song, call a friend, open an app, or get to your favourite site. Just search and do. (Certain features unavailable in some regions.)
  • Do more at once
    Chat while gaming, shop while watching, or work while listening. Depending on your screen size, you can now see up to four apps on your screen at once and still use your PC with ease.
  • Get more apps
    In the redesigned Windows Store, you'll discover apps built only for Windows 8.1, new community favourites, and personalized recommendations. This update also gives you some great new built-in apps like Reading List and Food + Drink. And now you'll be able to install your apps on all your tablets and PCs running Windows 8.1.
  • Use it your way
    On your Start screen, there are more tile sizes, more colour options, and animated backgrounds. On your lock screen, you can see a slide show of your favourite photos and take photos—all without unlocking your PC.
  • Type smoothly
    The updated touchscreen keyboard learns as you type, making suggestions based on what you've written. If you use multiple languages, you can type text more easily with new keyboard layouts.
  • Always have your files
    Save documents, photos, and other files to SkyDrive automatically so you'll have them anywhere—even on another device. And they'll be safe if something happens to your PC.
  • Browse better
    Internet Explorer 11 has faster load times, a full-screen experience that includes side-by-side browsing of sites, and real-time info from favourite sites delivered to your Start screen.

Minimum System Requirements

1 GHz processor or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
2 GB RAM / 20 GB available hard disk space
1024 × 768 screen resolution
DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver
To use touch, you need a PC that supports multi-touch
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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Pricing (exclusive of VAT)

Part number Description Price in £ Sterling
(Ex. VAT)
MSSN058 *

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This is a license only, CD/Media set also required for installation. Minimum initial purchase of 5 licenses.

£59.00
MSSN18807 *

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IMPORTANT. This is a license only. Media also required for installation. Minimum initial purchase of 150 points.

£56.00
MSSN920 *

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IMPORTANT. This is a license only. Media also required for installation.

£43.00
MSSN920B *

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School SELECT pricing. Only available to schools under the LGA agreement. License only. Media also required for install.

£34.40
MSSN919 *

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IMPORTANT - This is a CD / Media set only. The purchase of a MOLP or SELECT license is also required.

£25.00
MSSN918 *

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IMPORTANT - This is a CD / Media set only. The purchase of a MOLP or SELECT license is also required.

£25.00
MSSN927 *

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IMPORTANT - This is a CD / Media set only. The purchase of a MOLP or SELECT license is also required.

£25.00
MSSN926 *

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IMPORTANT - This is a CD / Media set only. The purchase of a MOLP or SELECT license is also required.

£25.00

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