Meet the New Windows
It Plays As Hard As It Works
The New Windows 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. Get great built-in apps like email and photo and video editing, as well as discover popular apps in the Windows Store. With the New Windows, you can personalize your Start screen with more tile sizes, colors, and backgrounds and have your settings, photos and files virtually go where you go with SkyDrive. The New Windows (Windows 8.1) is a free and easy upgrade for all Windows 8 devices, available from the Windows Store.
Customize your Start Screen
The New Windows features a customizable Start screen (including picture password capability on touch-screen PCs) that provides instant access to the things you care about most. Create Live Tiles from within your favorite apps for critical information updates at a glance. Pin shortcuts to your favorite applications. And with the New Windows, customizable colors and backgrounds and four different sizes of tiles make your device as unique as you are.
Apps for Every Occasion
Download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype and Angry Birds. Apps for email and photo and video editing are included.
- Share content via e-mail and social media directly from your apps
- Easily switch between apps and with the New Windows, you can view up to three apps side by side
With thousands of apps to choose from, there's something for everyone. Once you buy an app from the Windows Store, it's yours to use on up to five Windows devices.
Your Files, Always with You
Stay connected to your photos and important files and access them on your phone, tablet or PC with SkyDrive.
Your Familiar Desktop
From the Start screen, you are just a click away from the familiar Windows desktop you know and love so you can do the stuff you've always done.
Windows 8.1 Pro
Everything in Windows 8.1 plus enhanced features that help you easily connect to company networks, access files on the go, encrypt your data, and more. Purchase Windows 8.1 Pro to upgrade your existing PC, or buy the Windows 8.1 Pro Pack to upgrade devices with Windows 8.1 preinstalled.***
One Experience for Everything in Your Life
There's a Windows device for everyone. From lightweight tablets with extended battery life to stylish and powerful all-in-one desktops, your next device will be amazing. Only Windows tablets run Office and allow you to connect your printer, camera or Xbox with a USB port.
Beautiful, Fast and Fluid
The New Windows is designed for touch, mouse and keyboard, so you can choose how you get around. With a touch PC or tablet, you can quickly zoom in or out to customize your view and group, label, and rearrange apps on your Start screen.
Your Files, Always with You
Sign in to the New Windows and your PC comes to life with your stuff — no matter where you are. Save your files to the cloud and pull up the latest versions from virtually anywhere. Sign in on up to five different PCs or devices and immediately see what makes Windows yours — your Start screen, settings, apps and entertainment all travel with you. And each member of your family can have things their way, too.