Put all your favorite apps, sites, and people on the Start screen, get live updates at a glance, and get to anything with a tap or a click.
Whether it’s a friend’s status or breaking news, live tiles animate with the latest information.
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The Windows desktop is a tap or click away. Apps that run on Windows 7 run on Windows 8.
Resize, remove, or rearrange your tiles to customize your Start screen just the way you like it.
Windows 8 includes great apps like Music, News, Mail, Video, and Photos for all the basics and a lot more.
It’s easy to do more than one thing at once. Run multiple apps at the same time, and snap two apps side-by-side.
Open the Windows Store right from your Start screen to browse and download apps for cooking, photos, sports, news, and a lot more—many of them free.
Save your files to SkyDrive, and get to them on your phone, tablet, or PC.
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Windows 8 tablets and PCs are fast, sleek, built for touch, and ready for action.
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Upgrade your current PC now to boost performance and battery life. Windows 7 files, apps, and settings will easily transfer to Windows 8.
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