Windows 8 Pro  
At a glance
Publisher
Microsoft
Web
Status
Available
Introduced
October 2009
Latest
8.1
Design
GUI, Multi-threaded
Type
Workstation
 
Summary News Requirements Compatibility Interface Installation Variants
Versions Downloads Links Publisher Support Alternatives Secrets Pricing
 
Details
Summary This is the successor to Windows 8 offering touch screen support and a new metro style user-interface. For non-touch screen users of Windows 7, this may not be a desirable upgrade, as it forces an entirely new startup screen and is far more combersome. No signfigant features have been added with Windows 8, while Windows Media Player and DVD playback has been removed..
News 17-Oct-2013 Windows 8.1 generally available
26-Oct-2012 Windows 8 First Release
Requirements
Product Windows 8
Processor 1.0 GHz processor (32 or 64 bit)
RAM 1 GB Minimum (32-bit processor)
2 GB Minimum (64-bit processor)
Drive space 16 GB (32-bit processor)
20 GB (64-bit processor)
Drives DVD Drive Required
Video Support for DirectX 9 graphics with WDDM 1.0 or higher
File systems NTFS for Primary Boot Partition, FAT32 supported for others
Compatibility 32-bit and 64-bit applications
Interface Metro
Installation Requires installation into NTFS partition.
Variants Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows RT (for ARM processors)
Versions 26-Oct-2012 Release to Manufacturing
27-Aug-2013 v8.1 Release to Manufacturing
Windows release timeline
Downloads {Downloads}
Links Windows 8 Home
Books Books on Windows
Publisher

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052 USA

Phone 1-206-635-7000 (support)
Web: www.microsoft.com

Support Yes
Alternatives Windows 7, Linux
Secrets
Pricing Pro version: $199.99
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