Pro is the edition of Windows 8.1 for the PC enthusiast, and business/technical professionals.
It includes everything found in 8 plus features like BitLocker encryption, PC virtualization, domain connectivity, and PC management. It’s what you’d expect from Windows if you’re a heavy-duty user or operating in a business environment.
- Familiar Desktop
- Own Unique Start Screen
- Works Hard and Play Hard
- Built-in Apps for Email, People, Photos, Video Editing
- Experience Office at its Best on Windows 8 Devises
- Discover New and Better Ways to Create
CPU: 1 GHz with NX, PAE, and SSE2 support (CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW, and LAHF/SAHF support for 64-bit versions)
- 1 GB 32-bit version
- 2 GB for the 64-bit version
Hard Drive: 16 GB free space (20 GB free for 64-bit versions)
Graphics: A GPU that supports at least DirectX 9 with a WDDM driver
Also, your optical drive will need to support DVD discs if you plan on installing Windows 8 using DVD media.
There are also several additional hardware requirements for Windows 8 when installed on a tablet.