The Download Now link will take you to the Microsoft store page for Windows 8. Publisher's Description From Microsoft: Watch movies or play games with Xbox, Skype with friends, access files anywhere with SkyDrive, or find your next favorite app with the latest upgrade to Windows 8. Cloud-connected with your Microsoft account Sign in to your Windows 8 device with your Microsoft account and you're immediately connected to the people, files, and settings you care about. Your PC comes to life with all the things that make Windows yours, including your Start page, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favorites. It's all about the apps In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse great apps, all grouped in easy-to-find categories.
Best of work and play Bring all the aspects of your life together— create, play, discover, connect, and work. It plays as hard as it work Windows 8. Now you can organize up to three apps on your screen at once in a single view.
The Start screen. Personalize your Start screen with your favorite news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and backgrounds and four different sizes of tiles make your device as unique as you are. The apps you want. In addition to great built-in apps for email, people, photos and video editing — you can also download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype and Halo: Spartan Assault. Mouse, keyboard—and now touch.
Windows 8. Whatever kind of device you have, you'll discover fast and fluid ways to switch between apps, move things around, and go smoothly from one place to another. Your files, everywhere. Stay connected to your photos and important files and access them on your phone, tablet or PC with SkyDrive.
By signing in with your Microsoft account to any of your PCs running Windows 8. Your familiar desktop. Multitasking made easy. Snap multiple apps side by side in a single view for easy multitasking and enhanced productivity. Enhanced data protection Windows 8. You keep all your files If your PC is running Windows 7, your personal files will easily transfer to Windows 8. You keep familiar programs.
Programs that run on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8. Your Office. Your Way. Experience Office at its best on Windows 8 devices. Discover new and better ways to create, edit, and browse—using a keyboard, pen, or touchscreen.
Don't forget: Office is not part of Windows 8. Some features require Windows 8. Update available through Windows store for Windows 8 users. Internet access required; fees may apply. Before you start the download on a metered Internet connection, be sure to: Check your current usage, and then figure out if this download might result in additional charges. Allow enough time for the download to finish. Most people with a broadband Internet connection complete the download in an hour or two, but download times will vary based on your connection speed and other factors.
The following table shows the settings, personal files, and applications that you can keep during an upgrade. Installation paths to Windows 8.