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Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade

MPN: 3UR-00001
Part Number:CA000046
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Category:
Condition: Brand new, Factory sealed
UPC: 885370395143
MPN: 3UR-00001
Weight: 0.13 Pounds
Platform:
License Quantity: 1 User
This product is an upgrade and requires any of the following products: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, or Microsoft Windows 7
Special Price 103.34
Retail Price:199.99

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Product Overview

If you currently have a personal computer running Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista then you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro (Professional). With Windows 8 Pro, you can connect and share your files. Windows 8 Pro also adds enhanced features if you need to connect to company networks, access remote files, encrypt sensitive data, and other more advanced tasks.

The new Windows 8 start screen is your personalized home for items you use the most and can be customized 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 Preview Personal files
Windows 8 Developer Preview Nothing, but your old files will be saved in the "windows.old" folder
Windows 7 Software programs; Windows settings; personal files
Windows Vista Windows settings; personal files
Windows XP Personal files

System Requirements

  • 1 GHz processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 20 GB available hard disk space
  • 1366 × 768 screen resolution
  • DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver
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
  • Watching DVDs requires separate playback software
  • Windows Media Center license sold separately
  • 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

FAQ

Can I upgrade from a Windows operating system older than Windows XP?

If you want to upgrade from an earlier Windows operating system than Windows XP (for example, Windows 95 or Windows 2000), youll need to purchase the Windows 8 System Builder. You won’t be able to keep any files, settings, or software programs when you install the new operating system.

Can I upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows 8?

If your PC has a 64 bit-capable processor (CPU) but is currently running a 32-bit version of Windows, you can install a 64-bit version of Windows 8. You also wont be able to keep any files, settings, or software programs when you upgrade from a 32-bit to a 64-bit version.

If I upgrade and select "keep nothing," how can I restore my files after the upgrade?

If youre running Windows Developer Preview or Windows 8 Consumer Preview when you upgrade, or if you choose the option to "keep nothing" when you upgrade, your files wont come with you to Windows 8. However, you might still be able to copy your files over after you upgrade. If you dont reformat your hard drive during installation, your files are saved to the Windows.old folder, where you can retrieve them after the upgrade.

If I change my mind, can I uninstall Windows 8 and go back to a previous version of Windows?

Not exactly - To go back to your previous version of Windows, youll need to format your hard drive and then reinstall the previous version of Windows from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC. Typically, this is on a DVD. If you don’t have recovery media, you might be able to create it from a recovery partition on your PC using software provided by your PC manufacturer. Check the support section of your PC manufacturer’s website for more info. After you install Windows 8, you won’t be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.

How can I tell if my devices (keyboards, mice, webcams) will work with Windows 8?

Windows 8 generally works with the same peripheral devices and apps that work with Windows 7. In some cases, a device or program might require an update. The best way to tell if your devices will work before you upgrade is to run Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, a free program that scans your current hardware, software programs, and devices for compatibility.

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Product Specs
Title:Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade 
Category: 
Condition:Brand new, Factory sealed 
UPC:885370395143 
MPN:3UR-00001 
Platform:Windows 
Manufacturer:Microsoft 
Installation Type: DVD

Installation Type:

DVD - Software comes on a DVD disc. A DVD drive is required for installation.

Key Card Download - This Key Card will be shipped to you. The key card will contain instructions on how to download the software directly from the manufacturer and activate the software with the product key.

Key Card Hosted (SaaS) - This Key Card will be shipped to you. The key card will contain instructions on how to activate the software and begin using it in a hosted environment. No downloads required.

Download - Software is available for immediate download after purchase.

Hosted (SaaS) - Software is available immediately after purchase in a hosted environment. No downloads required.
License Only - No media is included. You will receive a license pack. This is usually for existing installations that require additional licenses.

USB Thumb Drive - Software comes from the manufacturer on a USB thumb drive.

Full or Upgrade: Upgrade

Full or Upgrade

Full - This is the full version and includes a full, working copy of the program. No previous version is required.

Upgrade - Users of a previous release of a particular software program are eligible to buy an upgrade to the newer version of the same product. This is typically less of an expense. Please note the prior version must be a retail version. Academic, OEM, or Promotional versions cannot be upgraded.

License Pricing: Commercial/Home

License Pricing:

Commercial/Home - Is licensed to Commercial and Home environments. Includes manufacturer technical support.

Non-Commercial - Is licensed to Non-Commercial environments. Includes manufacturer technical support.

OEM - Being intended for system builders, OEM software does not include a box or comprehensive manual. This is a fully functional version of the software. Please note, OEM software is not covered for technical support by the manufacturer and in some cases OEM software may not be used to upgrade from a previous version.

Academic - Academic versions are available for purchase by accredited schools, faculties, full/part-time matriculated students and academic supervisory organizations. Academic versions are not eligible to be upgraded.

License Type: Perpetual

License Type:

Perpetual - Is licensed forever and does not need to be renewed.

Subscription - Is licensed for only a certain duration until you need to renew.

License Quantity:1 User
Product Family:Windows
Release Year:2012
Weight:0.13 Pounds 

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Shipping Method Destination Estimated Delivery* Cost
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Shipping Method One Day Shipping DestinationU.S. Estimated Transit Time*1 Business Day Cost $39.99
Shipping Method Standard International Shipping DestinationCanada Estimated Transit Time*6-10 Business Days Cost $24.99
Shipping Method Expedited International Shipping DestinationCanada Estimated Transit Time*3-5 Business Days Cost $39.99
Shipping Method Standard International Shipping DestinationWorldwide Estimated Transit Time*6-10 Business Days Cost $29.99
Shipping Method Expedited International Shipping DestinationWorldwide Estimated Transit Time*3-5 Business Days Cost $59.99

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