MICROSOFT Windows 8.1

Product code: 073462

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  • Compatible with Windows
  • 1 PC
  • Full edition
  • CD
£89.97
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  3. Visit http://www.royalmail.com if you think the postcode details you’re entering may be wrong. Or call 0344 561 0000 to speak to one of our sales team. They’re available:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 5 pm

  • In a very few cases, our location checker may not recognise an existing town or postcode. If you’re sure you’ve entered it correctly, go back to the product page, and click on ‘Add to basket’. We’ll then use our back-up system to do an enhanced check.
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        Product features

        • Compatible with Windows
        • 1 PC
        • Full edition
        • CD

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        Product information

        Featuring familiar additions and a wealth of functional improvements, Windows 8.1 makes everyday computing fast, easy and fun.

        New additions


        Windows 8.1
        re-introduces the Start button to the lower left of the screen, making for a more recognisable computing experience. You can also choose to boot directly to the Classic Desktop, just like Windows 7 and its predecessors. 

        The Start screen features further customisation options with four Live Tile sizes along with the ability to choose your own picture for the background image.

        Multitasking has been revamped to feature completely adjustable windows that let you work on up to three individual apps simultaneously - perfect for chatting while surfing or increasing workflow across email, Office and the web.

        Work the way you want

        Windows 8
        gives you complete control over your digital world, however you want it. From intuitive touch gestures to precise mouse and keyboard hotkeys, Windows 8 is optimised for ease of use, letting you can navigate your files and software with complete ease.

        Program icons and folders are based around Live Tiles. These colourful icons provide instant updates and push notifications for compatible software and apps, such as social media and news, giving you current information on the things that matter to you the most.

        Searching your computer and the web has been revolutionised in the 8.1 update. Simply start typing a file name, program title or question and Windows searches your computer and if relevant, the web, to provide you with the information you need. Accessing files and filtering the vast amount of the information online has never been easier.

        Cloud connected

        Cloud integration lets you save and share files and desktops between your Windows computer, tablet and phone. So whether you're editing spreadsheets on your tablet or downloading music from your phone, files, changes and media are automatically updated between your devices when you log in, eliminating the need for flash drives and additional backing up.

        Make the most of modern computing with Microsoft Windows 8.1.

        ­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________________ If you already own Windows 8, there's no need to purchase this upgrade as the 8.1 update can be downloaded free. Visit ‘windows.microsoft.com' for more information.
        Specification

        Technical specifications for MICROSOFT Windows 8.1

        OVERVIEW
        Type Operating system
        Version Windows 8.1
        Media CD
        Licence - 1 user
        - Lifetime
        FEATURES
        Compatibility PC
        REQUIREMENTS
        System requirements - 1 GHz processor
        - 2 GB RAM
        - 20 GB internal storage
        Customer reviews

        Microsoft Windows 8.1 reviews verified by Reevoo

        389 reviews

        Reviews from: Sort by:
        (8.2 out of 10)
        How easy to set-up
        8.6
        Features
        8.1
        Performance
        8.6
        Value for money
        7.6
        Overall rating
        8.2
        Scores 8.2 out of 10 based on 389 reviews
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        (8 out of 10)

        Peter

        London GB Mac user
        +
        It runs easy even with a virtual machine (parallels desktop 10) on a Mac.
        I am a Mac user and had to buy it as some of my software only runs on Windows. I am not a big fan of the new layout/design of Windows so I use the "old" layout/design of Windows 7 with the famous start button. I never knew why the got rid of it in the first place and the windows desktop - although of course custom able - makes me nervous.
        1 of 2 people found this review helpful
        Confirmed purchase: 02 February 2015
        Published on: 09 March 2015
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          eLearning

          KnowHow eLearning is a quick and easy way to learn about software at your own pace.

          You get unlimited access to course material for a year on any of your online devices, so you can log in and learn from anywhere.

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        Delivery, Order & Collect and Services

        Delivering your online order

        Get this delivered on a day to suit you

        At Currys we deliver 7 days a week. Choose from:

        Free delivery: within 5 working days and available on all orders. No minimum spend required.

        Next day delivery (from £3.95): on orders placed before 9pm Monday-Friday, or 4pm on weekends. Tell us your mobile number and on the day of the delivery we'll text you to say what time your order will be with you.

        Same day delivery (£9.99): exclusively for selected addresses in Greater London. Simply place your order before 9:30am Monday-Friday and receive it that evening between 6:30pm and 10:30pm.

        Availability checker

        How and when can you get hold of your selections? Finding out should be quick and easy, so with just a few clicks our Availability Checker shows you:

        • Delivery dates, time-slots and prices
        • Local stores with stock you can collect from now
        • Local stores you can get items sent to for you to collect later
        To use our Availability Checker, simply:

        1. Enter a town or postcode in the box on the product page for an item you’ve selected
        2. Click on the magnifying glass
        3. Review the delivery and collection options local to you – just click on any one to add it to your basket

        Stock updates

        Find something you want but it’s not in stock? On the item’s product page, simply click on ‘Email me when back in stock’, and let us have your email address. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s available again.

        Order online and collect in store

        Sometimes you’ll want something even quicker than we can deliver. Or you can’t be in when our van or courier would arrive. That’s why we offer you the option to order online and collect in store.
        Subject to what you’re ordering and where you want to collect from, you can:

        Reserve & Collect – reserve online for free and collect at a local store as soon as you like. Once reserved, your item’s held till closing time the next day, to be paid for when you collect.

        Pay & Collect – pay online, and have the item sent, for free, from our warehouse to a local store for you to collect. Starting on the date the item arrives in store – which you choose in checkout – you have 28 days to collect it.

        Your fastest way to order online for collection is to use our ‘Availability Checker’ feature:

        1. Enter a town or postcode in the box on the product page for an item you’ve selected
        2. Click on the magnifying glass
        3. Review the collection options local to you – just click on any one to add it to your basket
        £89.97
        Save £10.02
        Was £99.99 (from 24/02/15 to 12/10/15)
        • For next-day delivery order within
        • FREE delivery available
        • Available to Order Online & Collect in Store from next day  
        Looks like there was a problem checking your location. Don't worry, please add to basket to select your delivery options.
        Please try again
        Let's show you
        • Delivery dates and prices
        • Stores you can collect from
        All local to you
        Use my current location or

        Sorry we couldn't find that location;
        are you sure you entered it correctly?

        Need help?
        Let's locate you

        We can’t find that location, so please choose from these options:

        1. Check your spelling and try again. We can accept the most common abbreviations for addresses.
        2. Tell us if you’re looking for the address of a new property, as we may not have its postcode on our records yet. To do this, call us on 0344 561 0000.
        3. Visit http://www.royalmail.com if you think the postcode details you’re entering may be wrong. Or call 0344 561 0000 to speak to one of our sales team. They’re available:

        Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
        Saturday: 9am to 6pm
        Sunday: 10am to 5 pm

      • In a very few cases, our location checker may not recognise an existing town or postcode. If you’re sure you’ve entered it correctly, go back to the product page, and click on ‘Add to basket’. We’ll then use our back-up system to do an enhanced check.
      • Yes, we deliver to
        Continue shopping

        We can't split orders across different towns or postcodes, so please either:

        • Change the location for this new selection to , OR
        • Change location for the item(s) already in your basket to
        Pick a date and time that suits you
        • June
        • MO
        • TU
        • WE
        • TH
        • FR
        • SA
        • SU

          Free delivery within 5 working days

          See collect-in-store options instead
            Currys, Carphone Warehouse and PC World make up our family of stores.
            MICROSOFT Windows 8.1
            £89.97
            Save £10.02
            Was £99.99 (from 24/02/15 to 12/10/15)