Microsoft Windows 8 Full Retail Version

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Microsoft Windows 8 Full Retail Version


Bring all the aspects of your life together — create, play, discover, connect, and work.
Get to it all from the new Start screen, even your familiar desktop
Discover popular and unique apps in the Windows Store
Personalize with more tile sizes, colors, & backgrounds
Do more with side by side views of apps and sites
Access photos & files virtually anywhere with SkyDrive built-in
Search, browse, and share more securely and quickly

Features

Support for both x86 PCs and ARM tablets
Windows 8 is the first edition of Windows which will work on both ARM based tablets and traditional x86 (as well as x32 and x64) PCs based on ARM processors from Intel and AMD.
“Support for ARM-based chipsets, touch, and sensors makes Windows 8 work beautifully on your choice of a full spectrum of devices, such as 10-inch slates with all-day battery life, ultra-lightweight laptops, and powerful all-in-ones with 27-inch high-definition screens,” Microsoft contends, in a Windows 8 Guide distributed with Windows Developer Preview

Windows To Go
The “Windows To Go” seems to be an exciting feature that basically allows Windows 8 to boot from a USB device (called as Live USB), including user’s programs, settings and files. The feature is designed to work with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, and on both legacy NIOS and UDFI firmware. However, Microsoft says that a user will not be able to “Hibernate” with this feature.
“Windows To Go is a new feature in Windows 8 that enables enterprise administrators to create USB drives containing complete, managed Windows images that users can use to boot and run Windows on any Windows 7 or Windows 8 capable computer. Windows To Go makes it possible for employees to use a managed device whether they work from home, a client office or in a free seating environment. This session will discuss Windows To Go, its hardware requirements and building compatible and complementary software.”
Another interesting thing about this feature is that, if the USB drive is removed, Windows will automatically freeze, but will continue to operate if the USB drive is inserted back in the next 60 seconds after removal.

Windows Store
To compete with Apple, Windows has confirmed the introduction of a Windows Store, similar to Mac App Store, which allows users to browse through Windows applications, while developers can publish their Metro-style apps on Windows 8 devices.
Few days back, Microsoft gave a strategic view of its app store, and gave a quick demo on how it works. Microsoft revealed that the Windows App Store will be the only place where users can access the Metro-styled apps. Here’s a quick demo that shows how users will be able to buy their apps:

Windows 8 User Interface
Speaking about the UI, Windows 8 certainly has got a mind blowing interactive UI, which has been extensively redesigned to a “Metro-style” design, which shows the most important information to you, embodies simplicity, and gives you full control over it. The UI is designed to provide a fluid and intuitive interaction and navigation with touch, or a mouse and keyboard.
Julie Larson-Green, Corporate Vice President, Windows who stated: “Everything that’s great about Windows 7, is better in Windows 8,” gave a quick hands on look at the Windows 8 user-interface. Here are some of the screenshots she released:
Windows Logon Screen – Unlike the traditional way of entering a password to unlock the screen, Windows 8 can be unlocked by just tapping on the right areas of the screen.
Windows 8 Start Screen – The Start screen is yet another impressive UI. The screen basically groups all your applications together, which you can easily drag and drop, or add new things.

Improved Windows Defender
The Windows Defender which was first released with Windows Vista is getting a security upgrade with the upcoming Windows 8. This would probably edge-our third-party antivirus and anti-malware programs. Windows Defender will become a full-fledged anti-malware solution for Windows 8. This will include protection against all types of malware such as virus, worms, trojans and rootkits.
In addition to that, Windows Defender will provide real-time detection and protection from malware threats using a file system filter, and will interface with Windows secured boot, which is another security feature.

Internet Explorer 10
The developer preview of Windows 8 comes with a Metro version of Internet Explore (IE) 10. Since it is a preview version, it does not support any browser plugins and extension – including Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight. However, it will feature full screen browsing mode by default, implements several new HTML5 capabilities, turbocharges HTML5 performance, and adds some security options for Web applications.


System Requirements 

Computer and Processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
Hard disk
16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher
Display at least 1024 x 768
Memory 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

 


 

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Reviewer: Brenda Bogor   5 Stars
This card was easy to use and was a great price. It is important to have Windows to upgrade to Windows 8.1.

Reviewer: Alina Fairhope   5 Stars
Fast and stable; still has traditional Windows desktop.

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    While I still have an issue w/ trying to get the OS to recognize the cursor is off screen in the lower right corner, install was slick everything is operating smoothly, great integration w/ data & files from previous OS. (Posted on 9/16/14)

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    Excellent operating system - one of Microsoft's best. If you are a techie or computer nerd, put this on your laptop, tablet, and Windows Phone for integration and synchronization of everything through OneDrive. (Posted on 9/5/14)

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