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Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 32/64bit | Retail Pack (Disc and Licence)

Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 32/64bit | Retail Pack (Disc and Licence)
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 32/64bit | Retail Pack (Disc and Licence)
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Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 32/64bit | Retail Pack (Disc and Licence)
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 32/64bit | Retail Pack (Disc and Licence)
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 32/64bit | Retail Pack (Disc and Licence)
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  • Quick Code: 001-0727
  • EAN: 885370413427
  • MPN: FQC-05919

Ex Tax: £36.90

Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 32/64bit | Retail Pack (Disc and Licence)

Product Details:

  • Support for both x86 PCs and ARM tablets
  • Touch-centric, Tiles-based User Interface (UI)
  • Charms
  • Snap Multi-tasking
  • Windows 8 Control Panel

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 PreviewPersonal files
    Windows 8 Developer PreviewNothing, but your old files will be saved in the "windows.old" folder
    Windows 7Software programs; Windows settings; personal files
    Windows VistaWindows settings; personal files
    Windows XPPersonal files




    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

    Windows 8 Start Screen       Windows 8 Stay Connected       Windows 8 Stay Play Hard


    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Pack (Windows 8 has to be installed already)

    Retail Edition
    Licence Key Only & DVD Disc


    Microsoft Store
    Device Encryption
    Media Player
    Microsoft Edge
    Client Hyper-V
    Domain Join
    Remote Desktop

    Upgrade Paths:

    Upgrade from: Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8

    System Requirements:

    Recommended CPU: 1GHz
    Recommended RAM: 1GB (32bit), 3GB (64bit)
    Recommended Storage: 20GB HDD Disc Space
    Maximum Supported number of CPUs: 2
    Maximum Supported RAM: 4GB (32bit), 512GB (64bit)


    • Cross-architecture upgrades, such as taking an x86 build and upgrading it to x64 are NOT supported.
    • Cross-language in-place upgrades (i.e. en-us to de-de) are NOT supported.
    • Cross-SKU upgrades (i.e. Windows 8 N to Windows 8 K) are NOT supported.
    • Cross-build type in-place upgrades (i.e. fre to chk) are NOT supported.
    • Pre-release in-place upgrades across milestones (i.e. Windows 8 RC to Windows 8 RTM) are NOT supported.
    • Upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 8 N, Windows 8 K Pro, Windows 8 KN Pro, or Windows 8 E Pro are NOT supported.


    Operating System
    Windows FamilyWindows 8
    OS EditionWindows 8 Pro
    Code NameJupiter
    Pro FeaturesRemote Desktop,Domain Join,Bitlocker,Client Hyper-V,Microsoft Edge,Media Player,Microsoft Store
    Parental ControlYes
    Product Information
    Package FormatRetail Box
    Region of ActivationEU
    Licence TypePrivate + Commercial
    Delivery byBy Post
    Type (Media)Disc
    Delivery (Licence Key)Box (shipped by Post/Courier)
    Delivery (Media)By Post
    Package (Content)Media + Licence
    Type (Licence Key)Sealed
    Package LanguageEnglish
    Application LanguageEnglish,French,German,Italian,Spanish,Portuguese,Dutch
    Hardware Requirements
    Minimum Processor Speed1GHz
    Maximum Memory512GB (64bit),4GB (32bit)
    Minimum Memory2GB (64bit),1GB (32bit)
    Minimum HDD Storage20GB (64bit),16GB (32bit)
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