Windows 8.1 disclaimer

Some Windows devices might include a graphics processor that supports DirectX 9. Some games and programs might require DirectX 10 to provide superior performance and graphics.

Some Windows 8.1 features, such as touch and snapping applications side by side, might require advanced or additional hardware.

Windows Media Center is not included in Windows 8.1. A Windows Media Center licence must be purchased separately. DVR functionality might require additional hardware and is not available in all countries. DVD codecs are not included in Windows 8.1. Watching DVDs with Windows 8.1 requires separate playback software.

Internet access fees or other service charges might apply.

The following features are only available in Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Enterprise:

  • BitLocker and BitLocker To Go

  • Remote Desktop Host

  • Domain join

  • Connecting to a network projector

  • Offline files

  • Sync Center

  • Location-aware printing

  • Network location-aware services

  • Presentation Settings

For more information about Windows 8.1, see Update to Windows 8.1: FAQ.