Windows 8.1 has new ways for you to personalize your PC, and includes a wave of awesome new apps and services. Work the way you're used to, and do more at once with more apps. Bing smart search gives you results from your PC, your apps, and the web. Results are in a clean, graphic view, so you can go where you want right from the search results. Open the Windows Store right from your Start screen to browse and download apps for cooking, photos, sports, news, and more.
Search once. Go anywhere.
A single search now brings you results from your PC, your apps, and the web. See results in a clean, graphic view that lets you take immediate action and launch apps. Search, click, do. Find a song and start playing it, or find a video and watch it right away. Powered by Bing.
More apps to love
The Windows Store has a new look, which makes it easier to discover and download new apps. It provides apps for cooking, photos, sports, news, and a lot more - many of them free! Sort by price, rating, and category; find old favorites and hot new apps.
Make it yours
Set up a slide show on your lock screen by picking your favorite pictures. Arrange the stuff on your Start screen so it's just the way you want it. Choose from more tile sizes, more colors, and more backgrounds - including animated backgrounds.
Built-in cloud storage
SkyDrive is free online storage that's built into Windows 8.1. Save documents, photos, and other files to SkyDrive automatically, and access them anytime. You can also manage both local files and SkyDrive files in one place with the included SkyDrive app.
Fast, full-screen browsing
Getting Windows 8.1 means you get the new Internet Explorer 11 (built-in app). Internet Explorer 11 is built for touch, with faster load times, a full-screen experience that includes side-by-side browsing of your sites, and real-time info delivered on your Start screen through live tiles for your favorite sites.
Graphics card: MicrosoftDirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Additional requirements to use certain features:
- To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.
- To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection, a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768, and a Microsoft account.
- Internet access (ISP fees might apply).
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