Meet the new Windows
Windows 8 has been re-imagined to focus on your life. The beautiful, fast, and fluid design is perfect for a range of hardware: tablets, laptops and PCs.
Make it yours
Make your Start screen your personalised home for the things you care about. Organise and customise the way you want. Sign in and your personalisation, desktop background, and settings are all there.
Windows 8 Live Tiles provide real-time updates from your Facebook, Twitter and email accounts. Windows 8 can connect to your files, photos, people, and settings, wherever you sign in.
Apps all round
Apps are the heart of Windows 8. Youíll be able to get up to speed quickly with a set of built-in apps for the things you do the most. Once you buy an app from the Windows Store, itís yours to use on up to five Windows 8 devices.
Work hard, play hard
Windows 8 runs Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote, so you can mix in a little work with episodes of your favourite shows.
What about compatibility?
Windows 8 automatically supports a wide range of devices, including mice, keyboards, printers, cameras, media players, displays, and software. Itís designed so when you plug in your device, it works. Check now
Want a little more Windows 8?
Get Windows 8 Pro pre-installed on select devices or buy the Windows 8 Pro Pack. It includes all the new elements of Windows 8, plus features for encryption, virtualisation, PC management and domain connectivity. Shop now.
Your Microsoft account is like a portable, personal PC that appears on any Windows device youíre using. Sign in to your Windows 8 device with your Microsoft account and youíre immediately connected to the people, files, and settings you care about.
Windows 8 is where you want it
With Windows 8, you donít have to choose between a fun touch device and a hard-working PC because you can have it both ways. Prefer a mouse and keyboard? Great. Prefer touch? Enjoy the convenience. Windows 8 will run on amazing hardware, from tablets to laptops to all-in-ones with large, high- definition screens. Whether you like to stay put or work on the go, you can enjoy the power, convenience, and versatility of Windows. Shop now for Windows 8 devices.
Can I upgrade my PC from an older version of Windows to Windows 8?
Yes. Your upgrade experience will depend on what version of Windows you currently have. For example, if your PC is running Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium, your files, programs and settings will easily transfer to Windows 8. If your PC is running Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, Windows XP or Windows Vista, youíll need to reinstall your programs. Some features (like those that support touchscreen) may require a new PC.
To find out if your PC is ready for Windows 8, simply go to www.windows.com and download Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, which will provide you with a full compatibility report.
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