Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 32/64-bit Full & Upgrade Version Retail
|•||Purchase (as pictured above) includes factory sealed retail box with Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 32/64-bit on DVD, COA (certificate of authenticity) and Unregistered Product Key Code.|
|•||This software is the retail upgrade version but can also perform a clean full install.|
|•||This product is brand new, factory sealed and never registered.|
|•||Microsoft original retail software.|
|•||Not branded such as for Dell, HP etc...|
|•||May legally be installed on any PC.|
Lifetime warranty and tech support.
Vibrant and beautiful, the Start screen is the first thing you'll see. Each tile on the Start screen is connected to a person, app, website, playlist, or whatever else is important to you. Tiles light up with the latest info, so you're instantly up to date. In one glance, you'll see that photo you were just tagged in, tomorrow's weather, and messages from your friends. In Windows 8, even the little things are all about you. Like the screen that appears when your PC is locked - it can be any picture you choose. And you'll see quick notifications on your lock screen before you sign in to your PC or open a single app.
With picture password, you can sign in by tracing a pattern on a picture of your choice instead of typing a password. Zigzag over your dog's face? Three taps on your child's nose? The choice is yours. Use your new tablet or laptop for entertainment, work, or both. Chat with a friend while scoping out a map, or play a game while getting stuff done. Go from spreadsheet to video in one swipe, or snap them side-by-side for easy multitasking. Built-in apps like People, Mail, Photos, and Messaging power you through all your essential tasks and work together for a single, streamlined experience. And there's a world of new apps to discover in the Windows Store.
Plays as Hard as it Works
Windows 8 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. Now you can organize up to three apps on your screen at once in a single view.
The Start Screen
Personalize your Start screen with your favorite news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and backgrounds and four different sizes of tiles make your device as unique as you are.
The Apps you Want
In addition to great built-in apps for email, people, photos and video editing – you can also download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype and Halo: Spartan Assault.
Stay up to date and more secure with Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, and Windows Update.
Windows 8 starts up faster, switches between apps faster, and uses power more efficiently than previous versions of Windows, including Windows 7.
Your Familiar Desktop
From the Start screen, you are just a click away from the familiar Windows desktop you know so you can do the stuff you’ve always done.
Multitasking Made Easy
It’s easy to do more at once. Snap multiple apps side by side in a single view for easy multitasking.
Mouse, Keyboard—and now Touch
Windows 8 works harmoniously with various types of devices, including touch, mouse-and-keyboard, or both. Whatever kind of device you have, you'll discover fast and fluid ways to switch between apps, move things around, and go smoothly from one place to another.
Your files, Everywhere
Stay connected to your photos and important files and access them on your phone, tablet or PC with SkyDrive. By signing in with your Microsoft account to any of your PCs running Windows 8.1 and you'll immediately see your own background, display preferences, and settings.
You Keep all your Files
If your PC is running Windows 7, your files, apps and settings will easily transfer to Windows 8 Pro.
You Keep Familiar Programs
Programs that run on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8 Pro.
Your Office. Your Way.
Experience Office at its best on Windows 8 devices. Discover new and better ways to create, edit, and browse—using a keyboard, pen, or touchscreen. Don't forget: Office is not part of Windows 8.
1 GHz processor or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2, 2 GB RAM, 20 GB available hard disk space, 1366 x 768 screen resolution, DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver, to use touch, you need a PC that supports multitouch, internet access (fees may apply), Microsoft account required for some features, watching DVDs requires separate playback software.
Using Upgrade to do a Full Install
WORK AROUND FOR CLEAN INSTALL OF WIN 8 USING UPGRADE
Here is a method that should allow you to work around the validation issue.
1. Press the Windows key and type regedit. Press enter to open the Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/ and uble-click on the MediabootInstall key in the right pane.
3. Change the key's value from 1 to 0.
4. Exit the Registry Editor, press the Windows key again, and type cmd. Right-click on the Command Prompt icon and run it as an administrator.
5. Type slmgr /rearm and press Enter (or slmgr -rearm) I am not sure of the format of the command.
6. Reboot Windows.
When you get back into Windows, you should be able to run the Activation utility and activate Windows as normal, without getting an error. Obviously, you need use this trick if you're upgrading your hard drive and want to do a fresh install on it, or if you formatted your drive before upgrading.