Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
File Size: 2.99 GB / 4.02 GB
Author: Microsoft Corporation
Minimum System Requirements
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz / AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
RAM: 2 GB
Free Disk Space: 32 GB
Graphics: DirectX 9
Introduction: Almost a year after the release of Windows 8, Microsoft came up with Windows 8.1 Professional. Basically, it was designed to address the fundamental flaws of its predecessor. Windows 8 was panned by critics and users worldwide for overlooking certain basic features required by the evolving user base. The previous OS could not function smoothly across different devices. While switching from a touch screen device to a desktop PC, the user would find it inefficient at times. The newer version seeks to rectify such basic flaws and add certain other useful tweaks.
What’s new about it?
An average computer user will, first of all, notice the new improved user interface. The visuals have been redone. The graphics and the colors carry an overall fresh look. Another prominent visual feature is the redesigned Start Button. The App Store has been updated. Based on the users’ reviews of Windows 8, Microsoft has added several tweaks that allow a glitch-free synchronization of the Classical and the New Windows Apps. The new Outlook has a fresh look.
On laptops and desktops, this new OS allows users to directly boot to the desktop. An improved app store features bundled apps. It also supports many forward-looking technologies like 3D printers and Screencasting. Internet Explorer 11 is a useful addition. An integrated search engine powered by Binge makes internet surfing a worthwhile experience. Sky Drive (earlier called One Drive) assists in syncing the files and provides Cloud Storage.
The most irritating issue with the previous Microsoft OS was its inability to switch between the touch screen mode and the desktop mode. The tile-shaped icons which worked so well with the touch screen devices would lag when allowed to work with a desktop. Windows 8.1 Professional aims to make up for the silly shortcomings of its previous version.
As an upgraded version of the previous Os i.e. Window 8, the new OS ticks almost all the boxes. A sleek minimalist look, neatly stacked apps, a visible Start button, and designed with an eye on the future: Windows 8.1 Professional has this all and more. The users already having the Windows 8 version can easily upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro without any extra cost. Installing the new OS is an easy task. You just need to log in to your Microsoft account. Open the Windows Store and the first option that pops in front is the one you are looking for. Have fun with the new Windows 8.1 Pro.