Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade
- Installation Method: Physical Disc
- Packaging: Retail Box
- Estimated Delivery Time: 3 - 5 Business Days
- Users Supported: 1 User
- Devices Supported: 1 Device
- Installations Supported: 1 Installation
- License Type: Perpetual
- License Term: Indefinite
- Licensed Use: Licensed for Home and Commercial Use
- Brand: Microsoft
- Manufacturer Part Number: 3ur-00001
- GTIN: 885370395143
- Features: Upgrade Any Windows 8 Version to Windows 8 Professional
- Operating Systems Supported: Windows 8
- Minimum Hard Drive Space: 16 GB
- Minimum Memory: 1 GB
- Minimum Processor Speed: 1.0 GHz
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade
Win 8 to Win 8 Pro Upgrade
Windows 8 Home users who want to install the Professional version of this operating system can use this Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Pack Pro Upgrade.
Upgrading to the professional version of this operating system allows you to keep all of the features available in the home version but adds features including BitLocker encryption, support for joining corporate domains and the Remote Desktop application to your PC.
Joining corporate domains
Remote Desktop application
Customize your Start screen with Live Tiles
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.
Stay safer with Windows Defender.
Encrypt your data with Bitlocker.
The upgrade process is very easy and is similar to other Windows upgrades.
Follow the on-screen instructions
After receiving the upgrade via electronic delivery, simply run the software and follow the on-screen instructions. The process does not take long and you will not lose current files or programs as a result of the upgrade.
Refresh Windows 8
Windows 8 also gives you the ability to "refresh" itself to give users a new starting point and a cleaner version of Windows.
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I have an older model Dell laptop running on Windows Vista. It was nice but I could see the need to get a new Dell with Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade because in the not to long future the Vista will be no longer cared for. So I thought. The computer is still speedy so why buy a new one when I could upgrade to Windows 8 pro. I did and what a difference. Comes up right away and is easy to work with. The Vista was compatible to be upgraded with this purchase and the cost was very small to other Windows 8. I would recommend this to everyone who may need it.
I bought this to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows XP, and it worked. I can't speak to the quality of Windows 8 since I only had it for a few minutes. This is the pro version, so you will get the pro version of Windows 10, which includes Remote desktop. That is pretty great because I used this on my desktop which functions as a server for my content around the house. I can now login remotely from my laptop with the Home version of Windows 10 and manage the desktop computer as if I were sitting in front of it.
I'm happy I upgraded. I appreciate how Windows 8 integrates with other programs (such as facebook and email) and with xbox. Its now very easy to share information and communicate with others. I also think Windows 8 excels with the news app, you can easily customize it for what you like to read (hundreds of news sources) and its also easily readable. Another place I noticed significant improvement is in the full system searches; from the tile page you can search for anything and then it brings up a search page and you choose where you want to search. This is very nice and fast. Much improved from Windows 7. I will admit that at first I didn't know where to start, as much of this above requires you go onto the app store and customize your pc/tablet and there was not a lot of information available to help assist me with this. I found the following apps to be necessary for me; one note, facebook, im+, fresh paint, windows 8 hotkeys, any games you like, and netfilx/entertainment apps. I think they are on the right track for the future. Very nice upgrade, but a bit pricey.