Microsoft Windows 8 Pro

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Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
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  • For tablets and PCs
  • Organize and customize Start screen
  • Gathers all your contacts and social networks in 1 place
  • About this item

    Buy Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro now and update to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store.
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro is designed for PCs and tablets and now allows users to customize and organize their screen and settings for a more personalized feel. With Windows 8 Pro, get instant access to your people via Facebook, Flickr, Hotmail and much more. If you wish to do more work than play on your tablet, you can now run Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote using this software. Windows 8 Pro gives you the freedom to arrange your apps the way you want them for easy access, lets you sign in with your favorite photo and put the people and things that matter most right on your Start screen. Windows 8 Pro for tablets and PCs also gathers all your address books and social networks in one place. Microsoft Windows 8 Pro has also been modified and improved to provide a touchable work surface while still allowing for a mouse and keyboard.

    About this item

    Buy Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro now and update to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store.
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro is designed for PCs and tablets and now allows users to customize and organize their screen and settings for a more personalized feel. With Windows 8 Pro, get instant access to your people via Facebook, Flickr, Hotmail and much more. If you wish to do more work than play on your tablet, you can now run Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote using this software. Windows 8 Pro gives you the freedom to arrange your apps the way you want them for easy access, lets you sign in with your favorite photo and put the people and things that matter most right on your Start screen. Windows 8 Pro for tablets and PCs also gathers all your address books and social networks in one place. Microsoft Windows 8 Pro has also been modified and improved to provide a touchable work surface while still allowing for a mouse and keyboard.



    Eligible for FREE Windows 10 upgrade, coming soon!

    Windows 8 Pro:

    • For tablets and PCs
    • Organize and customize Start screen
    • Gathers all your contacts and social networks in one place
    • Requires 1GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 20GB available hard disk space
    • Microsoft Windows 8 Pro lets you run Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote on your Windows Tablet

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    Specifications

    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Model No.: 3UR-00001
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 23.0
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 5.79 x 0.79
    Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
    Origin of Components: Imported
    Walmart No.: 550968247
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    Product Information
    Product Information
    Upgrade to Windows 8
     
    DVDs included (32 and 64 bit)
    DVDs included (32 and 64 bit)
    Upgrade software. Requires PCs running Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, or Windows 7.
    Upgrade software. Requires PCs running Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, or Windows 7.
    Reimagined to be all about you. With Windows 8, you can put what matters most right on your Start screen and get instant access to your favorite people, apps, and sites.
    Reimagined to be all about you. With Windows 8, you can put what matters most right on your Start screen and get instant access to your favorite people, apps, and sites.
    Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro
     
    DVDs included (32 and 64 bit)
    DVDs included (32 and 64 bit)
    Upgrade software. Requires PCs running Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, or Windows 7.
    Upgrade software. Requires PCs running Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, or Windows 7.
    Get everything in Windows 8 plus enhanced features in Windows 8 Pro that help you easily connect to company networks, access files on the go, encrypt your data, and more.
    Get everything in Windows 8 plus enhanced features in Windows 8 Pro that help you easily connect to company networks, access files on the go, encrypt your data, and more.
    Add Windows 8 Pro Features
     
    Product key included (no DVD)
    Product key included (no DVD)
    Requires PCs running Windows 8.
    Requires PCs running Windows 8.
    Get enhanced features with Windows 8 Pro Pack that help you easily connect to company networks, access files on the go, encrypt your data, and more. Plus, get Windows Media Center.
    Get enhanced features with Windows 8 Pro Pack that help you easily connect to company networks, access files on the go, encrypt your data, and more. Plus, get Windows Media Center.
    Install Windows 8 OEM Versions
     
    DVD included (32 or 64 bit)
    DVD included (32 or 64 bit)
    Full or additional license. Customer support not included.
    Full or additional license. Customer support not included.
    For people who want to build their own PC and install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, or want an additional license for a local virtual PC or to run a dual-boot.
    For people who want to build their own PC and install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, or want an additional license for a local virtual PC or to run a dual-boot.
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    Customer Reviews | 28 reviews | 3.3 out of 5

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    28 reviews | 3.3 out of 5

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    28 reviews | 3.3 out of 5

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    10/30/2012

    Customer review by LapDRx0n8

    4.0 stars 10/30/2012 by LapDRx0n8
    by LapDRx0n8

    What I found is that Windows 8 went mainstream for touchscreen applications. The whole Operating System can be navigated through the Metro (Start) screen via installed/ installable / removeable apps. Seems that even tho there is just one Operating system, there are two software options. One through the main Start screen, one through desktop interface. Both are not the same. Desk/Laps are going to find it somewhat clunky to use. Even though the start button is gone, the desktop remains with all the features present from Windows 95 and up. It resembles 7, with better memory management, more stable, and can handle many applications at once. I will say that it is not a fan of flash applications, slowing to maximize the resources that Flash demands, even if it is embedded into the IE browser. All in all Microsoft done well to this OS, however the price point is not favorable. Android (Chromebook) OS is free. Certain 'flavors' of Linux is free. Microsoft is still using the fact that they are running top in their class program because this is what everyone is used to, and showing it via their 70.00 box.

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    LapDRx0n8
    Palm Bay, Fla
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:5 - 6 months
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Windows 8 Pro
    10/26/2012

    Customer review by DWong

    4.0 stars 10/26/2012 by DWong
    by DWong

    I'd say it's the next iteration of Microsoft's Windows operating system. It's pretty stable, but had a tough time installing it on the third of three computers due to hardware incompatibilities. The two computers I installed it on seemed to install smoothly and the new apps are good.

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    DWong
    Somerset, PA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Windows 8 pro
    11/8/2012

    Customer review by justy

    1.0 stars 11/8/2012 by justy
    by justy

    I didn't care for this windows. I reverted back to windows 7. It's more setup for tablet pc's, not desktops.

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    justy
    MN
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:5 - 6 months
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Never
    Its a good upgrade
    11/2/2012

    Customer review by melovesme

    3.0 stars 11/2/2012 by melovesme
    by melovesme

    I own a computer running windows vista home premium on a single core computer with 2gb ram. I upgraded it to windows 8 pro. The installation took less than an hour. Windows 8 runs so much better. start and shut down times are so much improved. windows 8 is very responsive. I wish that the start menu was better organized and they had an option to used the regular start menu. The preinstalled games that normally be in windows are gone They have to be download through the app store. Media center is gone but it can be downloaded free for a limited time.

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    melovesme
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Installing Windows 8 on two computers Wow
    11/18/2012

    Customer review by Wolverine77

    5.0 stars 11/18/2012 by Wolverine77
    by Wolverine77

    I upgraded two computers with windows 8 upgrade with many hours to get it done. I upgraded from XP Professional to the new upgrade. My first computer I ended up formatting the hard drive to install a fresh copy of XP. Why? My internet explorer was not working on it and I had a few more errors for some time. YOU MUST have internet exploring working on present system to install this program on your computer. After getting that complete I ran into problems. The install kept crashing, starting to install and then stopping. After a lot of time and frustration and thinking, I figured it out. YOU MUST run defragmenter from Control Panel to defragment your hard drive first. That was the issue and then I was able to install it on this computer. My other computer was running fine and I tried to install it. Crashed once and I defragged my C drive hard drive from Control Panel and THAT was the ticket. After defragmentation was done, the program installed wonderfully. My review of Windows 8 ??? It is so different, its going to take time to learn, but the interface is pretty cool and exciting. Sort of like going to the bank teller machine for a withdrawl, hit the tab and that is how you get around. So far I like it and am running a GAME that requires a better OS system like windows 8, Black Ops II. So for the price and the coolness of this new program I give it a thumbs up. JUST RUN DEFRAGMENTER first before either type of install.

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    Wolverine77
    Ludington
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Usage:Every day
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    It does not say. I'm assuming it's the upgrade but then why would Walmart not discount it below Microsofts stated price?
    by MANthrax 10/26/2012
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    • A. Upgrade only.
      by TheFallenHero35/13/2015
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    • A. It will do either.
      by canaltownohio1/31/2013
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    • A. Microsoft is selling it at this price until Jan 31, 2013 ( I think, that's the date ) then the price is going up.
      by Sam95711/29/2012
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    • A. This is a upgrade. The full version is 139.99 as of 11/08/2012. Upgrade means just that. You need a previous windows installed to get it to work. A full version (139.99) one does not need anything on the hard drive to install.
      by justy1/6/2015
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    • A. The rule is 60/40 on profit. Packaging, and hard line format of the DVD all plays here when it comes to price. It's cheaper online without all these above for that reason. Same software, no glitz. As to Upgrade? No. The engineering involved here cannot be upgraded. It takes all of your files in windows folders (Docs/Photos/Desktop, etc.) and places it into Windows.old folder. Be prepared to lose what is in Program Files and/or the rest of your hard drive. I rec'd backing up everything you deem important either on flash drives or cloud based hard drives. Software needs to be reinstalled. Only back up config and data files, as the new OS may not like the old software you put back in.Most companies have upgrades their software to Win 8 compatibility.
      by LapDRx0n81/6/2015
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    • A. Yeah, it is the upgrade version. You must have Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 to use this copy. I'am guessing that the reason this copy is more expensive then microsoft is because the 39 dollar version from microsoft is a download version not a physical product. On the microsoft site it says you can get a physical copy shipped to you for 69 dollars.
      by sean81021/6/2015
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    • A. It's the upgrade The computer must have windows XP, Vista or 7 to in order to install it.
      by melovesme1/6/2015
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    by LISA 10/26/2012
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    • A. This comes with 2 disks. One is 32 bit and one is 64 bit. Yes you can use it without a touch screen monitor. A mouse and keyboard will work, but it is optimized for a touch screen.
      by TheFallenHero312/29/2012
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    • A. It comes with 32 and 64 bit dvd discs and can be installed on either type of monitor.
      by canaltownohio12/10/2012
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    • A. yes to all of your questions
      by Sam95711/29/2012
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    • A. Lisa since this is not a OEM version, Full download, I purchased this and it has both the 32 and 64 bit version in it. If your current computer is touch screen YES it has this capability. Good Luck!
      by Wolverine7711/23/2012
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    • A. 64 bits
      by lena241111/11/2012
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    • A. Both are available, and yes it can be used without a touchscreen. It's just a learning curve, and may seem a bit awkward to get used to at first.
      by LapDRx0n81/6/2015
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    • A. The answer is yes, yes, and yes to 32 bit, 64bit, and can be used without a touch screen monitor.
      by CamHelper1/6/2015
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