Windows 8 Professional Upgrade

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£159.95
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Media: Standard delivery time 3-5 working days.

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*Windows 8 upgrade version only - students require a previous operating system to install this software*

 

** Please Note: This is a disc only product **

 

Compatibility: Vista/XP, Windows 7 pre-installed. Pre-existing and installed OS license required when installing Windows 8.

 

Format: Official DVD (Product Key on back of media)


Usage
: Installation Windows 8 upgrade on 1 student's computer. Both 32-bit and 64-bit discs are included.

Need more Windows 8 student info? Please read our FAQ.

 

Please Note: We do not keep a record of product keys supplied with Media orders, remember to keep your Windows 8 products and packaging safe.
Images shown are for illustration purposes only. Students are not restricted by the amount of Windows 8 licenses they may purchase.


Upgrading to Windows 8

 

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, you will need to reinstall your programs. Some features such as touch may require a new PC.

 

* Please note due to licencing restrictions, products purchased from software4students will not activate outside the United Kingdom.

Windows 8 Professional Upgrade now from Software4Students.co.uk!

 


Windows has been reimagined to focus on your life. The beautiful, fast and fluid design of Windows 8 is perfect for a range of hardware: from compact, touch-enabled tablets and lightweight laptops to PCs and large, powerful all-in-ones with high definition screens.

 

Windows 7, only better

 

Windows 8 is built on the rock-solid foundation of Windows 7, but it’s been improved on all fronts. Students can install Windows 8 on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7, and you’ll love how it works on new devices, too. Windows 8 was designed with Windows 7 apps in mind, because you probably have older apps you need to use.

 

In addition to the new look of the Start Screen, Windows 8 incorporates the desktop that you’re familiar with. Think of the desktop as one of the many apps you can run in Windows 8. In the desktop, you’ll see all the settings, devices and features you used in Windows 7—and you can run the desktop apps you ran in Windows 7, too.

 

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. Students will love Windows 8 as you can watch as your PC comes to life with all the things that make Windows 8 yours, including your Start page, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favourites. You can connect your favourite services to your Microsoft account, too, like Hotmail, Messenger, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and more. And you can immediately get to your photos, docs and other files, whether they’re on SkyDrive, Facebook, Flickr or other services making Windows 8 the ideal operating system for students.

 

It's all about the apps In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse great apps with Windows 8, all grouped in easy-to-find categories. We highlight great apps for you and provide quick access to frequently downloaded apps. You can also see how other people have rated Windows apps. You’ll always know what’s interesting, new and popular. 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. If you try an app and like it, you can buy it and continue using the full app with no interruption. You won’t waste time or lose your place.

 

Upgrading to Windows 8

 

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, you will need to reinstall your programs. Some features such as touch may require a new PC.

Tell Me More About Windows 8 Professional

 

Get Windows 8 student discount from Software4Students.co.uk!

Windows 8
Professional Upgrade is the most versatile and powerful edition of Windows 8 - available at a student discount price. It combines remarkable ease-of-use with the ability to run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode. Need extra flexibility? You can work inany of 35 languages. Get more with Windows 8 Professional Upgrade.


A beautiful Start

 Vibrant and beautiful, the Start screen is the new face of Windows 8. Each tile on the Start screen is connected to a person, app, or whatever else is important to you, and lights up with the latest info.

 

Serious. Fun.

Windows 8 allows you to go from full-screen game to spreadsheet in one swipe, or snap them side-by-side and do both. Catch up with friends, zip through your files, and get things done faster than ever.

 

A new era of PCs

Sleek and lightweight, with fast startup times and long battery life, Windows 8 PCs are built for work and play. If you prefer a touchscreen, a mouse and keyboard, or both, there's a perfect PC for you.

 

 

Windows 8 Professional Key Features:

 

  • Start screen, Semantic Zoom, Live Tiles
  • Windows Store  
  • Apps (Mail, Calendar, People, Messaging, Photos, SkyDrive, Reader, Music, Video)
  • Internet Explorer 10  
  • Connected standby
  • SmartScreen
  • Enhanced Task Manager
  • Switch languages on the fly (Language Packs)
  • Better multiple monitor support
  • Storage Spaces
  • Windows Media Player
  • Exchange ActiveSync
  • File history  
  • ISO / VHD mount
  • Mobile broadband features
  • Picture password

Windows 8 Professional Upgrade System Requirements:


Operating System: A previous operating system (Windows XP, only 32-bit, or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or later or Windows 7) is required for Windows 8 Professional Upgrade.

 

Processor: 1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) processor/ 1GHz or faster 64-bit (x64) processor


Hard Disk: 20GB available hard disk space 


Media Drive: For media option DVD/CD auto-run requires a compatible optical drive.

 

Video Card:1366 × 768 screen resolution, DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware. 

 

Connectivity: Internet access required to use some features (fees may apply). 

 

Memory: 2GB RAM 


DVD R/W or DVD burner required for digital download version only


Other System Requirements: Microsoft account required for some features. Watching DVDs requires seperate playback software. 

 

**Please note that changing hardware may result in a loss of license. Licenses are non-transferrable.

 

We strongly recommend students check the health of their hard disk BEFORE installing any operating system software upgrade. 

 

Software4Students is not responsible for any system crashes or HDD failures during install of Windows 8 Professional Upgrade on faulty hardware.


Upgrading to Windows 8

 

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, you will need to reinstall your programs. Some features such as touch may require a new PC.