Watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with SkyDrive, or find your next favorite app with the latest upgrade to Windows 8.1.
Cloud-connected with your Microsoft account
Sign in to your Windows 8 device with your Microsoft account and you're immediately connected to the people, files, and settings you care about. Your PC comes to life with all the things that make Windows yours, including your Start page, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favorites.
It's all about the apps
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse great apps, all grouped in easy-to-find categories. We highlight great apps for you and provide quick access to frequently downloaded apps. You won't have to worry about buying something you don't want because you can try before you buy, if the app supports it.
Windows 8.1 is not designed for installation on devices running Windows XP or Windows Vista.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 is purchase-only software and can be bought and downloaded online or shipped via mail.
able to return to previous version but only through system restore.
erased all personal files including i-tunes library(6000+ songs)and photos. All programs stopped working.numerous blue screens system freezes. no way to opt out without turning off all updates.still restoring lost programs
I am seriously considering suing if this downloads again as it took the better part of the day restoring lost files and downloading my pictures from facebook. Please do not get this program. wait until they fix the bugs.
January 17, 2015
Version: Windows 8.1 8.1
I heard how bad it was. I'm running it on my Dell 660 and since adding the start menu I can't see much difference. I don't like the apps screen but I never really use it. All the games and software I was running on Windows 7 is running great on 8.1.
I was hardcore windows 7 but have to admit this 8.1 is pretty good!
The apps screen is the only thing I don't care for. My PC isn't a touch screen so I guess that could change if you have that on yours, you may like it.
This operating system really runs good. I'd recommend it to everyone. Add the start screen and your set. The software runs great and works with other software good.