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Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (Upgrade Edition) x86/x64 English - DVD Retail Pack (SEALED) - Uprade XP, Vista & Windows 7

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Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (Upgrade Edition) x86/x64 English - DVD Retail Pack (SEALED) - Uprade XP, Vista & Windows 7


Upgrade Edition (Sealed Box)

This product comes in 5 different box designs. The box design you receive may differ from that shown in the image above.

If you currently have a personal computer running Windows 7, Windows XP with SP3 or Windows Vista then you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro (Professional). With Windows 8 Pro, you can connect and share your files. Windows 8 Pro also adds enhanced features if you need to connect to company networks, access remote files, encrypt sensitive data, and other more advanced tasks.

The new Windows 8 start screen is your personalised home for items you use the most and can be customised 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. Finally, Windows 8 also gives you the ability to "refresh" itself to give users a new starting point and a cleaner version of Windows.

You can upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows Developer Preview, but you might not be able to keep all of your files, software programs, and settings. The following table shows what you can keep during an upgrade, depending on the current version of Windows you are running. If you choose to boot from removable media, you won’t be able to keep your software programs, Windows settings, or personal files when you upgrade.


Upgrading from:What you can keep:
Windows 8 Preview Personal files
Windows 8 Developer Preview Nothing, but your old files will be saved in the "windows.old" folder
Windows 7 Software programs; Windows settings; personal files
Windows Vista Windows settings; personal files
Windows XP Personal files

System Requirements

  • 1 GHz processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 20 GB available hard disk space
  • 1366 × 768 screen resolution
  • DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver
Additional Requirements to Use Certain Features
  • Internet access (fees may apply)
  • For touchscreen, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multi-touch
  • Microsoft account required for some features
  • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768
NOTE: This is the upgrade DVD version of windows 8 and not the full install version. if you already have a genuine copy of windows xp, vista or windows 7 installed you can upgrade to windows 8 pro, if you do not have any of these operating systems installed already you will not be able to install this upgrade version of windows 8 pro!

For your safety: Please don't be fooled by sellers that do not provide the sealed retail box with oem license sticker, many sellers are re-selling the same key which will result in your license being blocked in time and this is illegal. only buy brand new and sealed software.

Shipped with tracked service, please do not order if feedback is (0) or lower, will only post to verified UK mainland address, All items are security marked, returns not accepted for non-faulty items unless unused and unopened.

Additional Information

Condition New
Colour Multi-Coloured
Manufacturer Microsoft
Short Description No

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Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (Upgrade Edition) x86/x64 English - DVD Retail Pack (SEALED) - Uprade XP, Vista & Windows 7
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