Windows 8.1 Pro is the extended version of Windows 8, which is designed especially for touch screens and offers professional users optimised support for their work on this platform. Although the Windows 8.1 Professional operating system can be run on compatible tablets and hand-held devices, it can also be used in the normal way with a keyboard or mouse on a laptop or PC. Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional supports its users with a perfect mix of a reworked interface, an enhanced system and new functions and programs.
As an extension to Windows 8 Professional, the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system is also aimed at professional users and small businesses. The interface in Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional has been designed to be user-friendly for the use of touch screens. The tile format allows users to have a constant view of key applications and documents, and to access these correspondingly fast. Overall the Win 8.1 Pro operating system has been optimised so that, for example, copying and system processes are speeded up. This ensures that every device has a functional and powerful operating system which is impressive not only due to its new features and design changes but also its increased performance.
New in the Windows 8.1 Professional operating system
The Windows 8.1 Pro operating system introduces many innovations. It features the following new basic functions, some of which can also be found in Windows 8:
- Modern User Interface: Tile interface for touch screens
- Internet Explorer 11: New Windows web browser
- Enhanced data transfer: Option to pause and resume copying process
- New Task Manager: Enhanced performance of process management
- Windows Store: For purchasing modern apps
- Windows Defender: Antispyware program
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional also has all the functions of Windows 8 Pro, such as Remote Desktop, Domain Join, Encrypting File System, Group Policies and the ability to boot from an external hard disk. Many further features and enhancements have been introduced with the update of the Windows 8.1 operating system.