Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit DVD OEM
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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit DVD OEM Review
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit DVD OEM does well to polish the new Windows functionality that is added in Windows 8. Indeed, the previous installment of the Microsoft OS was slightly rough in certain ways around the edges.
In basic terms, Windows 8 as well as 8.1 are improved Windows 7 versions which also have ability of optionally running Windows Store (touch/tablet optimized) apps too. Gains of this include ability of using single OS and application set on any particular gadget. This could include multi-monitor desktop, tablet, laptop or a hybrid combination of all these hardware.
A learning curve is involved with Windows 8.1 indeed, but it is easy to attain seamless movement in-between desktop programs that are traditionally optimized via keyboard/mouse and apps which are optimized via full-screen touch/tablet on same gadget. This depends upon what you require done. You even may have a tablet which plugs into docking station, becoming multi-monitor desktop. Such functionality is not achievable with other platforms at present, as onl the OS does touch or desktop and not both.
Windows 8.x as well features the option of synchronizing various settings to cloud, syncing them to other gadgets if this option is enabled as well on those gadgets. It includes certain functions like browser favorites, start screen layout, wallpaper, browser tabs and a sufficient amount of other stuff. You can enable or disable these individually per device, or even all at once. Microsoft SkyDrive cloud storage is built into OS as well. This fact allows for saving of files within SkyDrive folder and having them show up automatically on different devices linked to your personal SkyDrive account. It is quite a fast and convenient application and one hardly requires using thumb drive any longer. SkyDrive is free, apart from currently having the cross platform compatibility best among all providers of cloud storage.
All extra Windows 8.1 cloud storage/syncing functionality is linked to logging in with Microsoft account, which is tied to varied MS services. During the process of installation, or during adding of new accounts, you will be prompted for existing Microsoft account login. An option of creating a new account is available, in case you are not keen to use one. It is possible, from that screen to either create new MS account or even select local login option. All cloud sync/storage functions related are purely optional in Windows 8.x, even when using MS accounts as opposed to local ones. You may save highly-confidential documents to “my documents” folder, rather than SkyDrive, in case you do not wish to store the document on cloud. The SkyDrive functionality is just for documents which one wishes to avail on other gadgets or access remotely.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit DVD OEM is backwards compatible and runs well on all devices which run on Windows 7. It features improved monitor support, Miracast support for wireless streaming onto TV, cloud synching options for multiple settings with other gadgets, improved task manager and file copy dialog featuring pause/resume support.
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- The Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit DVD OEM is manufactured by Microsoft and was added in December 2014 in the Operating Systems section
- This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5
- The best price of the Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit DVD OEM in Canada is $185.00 at Amazon Canada
- In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
- You can find this product at Channel Electronics, Amazon Canada