Reduced price! Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Retail Box)

Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Retail Box)


Microsoft Windows 8.1 has everthing you already love and a lot more. With apps from the Windows  Store, and new ways to tap, swipe, and zoom around, Windows  8.1 gives you a world of touchscreen entertainment, and a better way to find




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Microsoft Windows 8.1 has everthing you already love and a lot more. With apps from the Windows  Store, and new ways to tap, swipe, and zoom around, Windows  8.1 gives you a world of touchscreen entertainment, and a better way to find what you need with Bing  Smart  Search. And SkyDrive - free online storage that's built into Windows  8.1 - means your files are always with you, from any of your PCs or devices. Get a new touchscreen PC and you can still work with a mouse, keyboard, and the Windows desktop the way you always have. Use virtually any printer. Programs that work on Windows  7 work on Windows  8.1. All the basics, from startup times to security, are better than ever.

Windows 8.1 - Best of Work and Play

Bring all the aspects of your life together - create, play, discover, connect, and work.

  • Get to it all from the new Start screen, even your familiar desktop
  • Discover popular and unique apps in the Windows Store
  • Personalise with more tile sizes, colours, & backgrounds
  • Do more with side by side views of apps and sites
  • Access photos & files virtually anywhere with SkyDrive built-in
  • Search, browse, and share more securely and quickly

Features: Windows 8.1 in detail

The familiar made better

The desktop you're used to - with its familiar folders and icons - is still here. And not just still here, it's actually better than before, with a new task manager and streamlined file management. And you can always get to your desktop - and back to your Start screen again - with a tap or click.


Use them the way you always have. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other programs you count on work the way you're used to. Use a mouse and keyboard and organize your stuff in folders on the desktop.


Windows Defender and Windows SmartScreen can help guard your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software in real time. Family Safety gives your kids some independence while still keeping tabs on them.

Mouse and keyboard

You can use a mouse and keyboard to work on your Windows desktop the way you always have. And things you do with touch, like using apps from the Windows  Store and getting around on your Start screen, can also be done with a mouse and keyboard.

Make it yours

Start Screen

Photos, news from friends, your favorite apps and sites - put what's most important to you on your Start screen. Choose your colors and move stuff around until it's just the way you like it.


Your favorite apps, sites, and people: Make each one a tile you can resize, move around, and organize the way you want. Some tiles animate with the latest information so you see live updates at a glance. Get status updates, weather forecasts, and Tweets as soon as you sign in.

Personal lock screen

Your lock screen displays a slide show of your favorite photos. Plus, you can answer Skype calls, and take photos before you even unlock your PC.

Picture Password

Instead of typing a password, you can unlock your PC by drawing shapes on a picture with your finger or mouse. Three taps or clicks on your dog's nose? Tracing the smile of your toddler? The choice is yours.

Search once, go anywhere

Bing smart search gives you results from your PC, your apps, and the web. Results are in a clean, graphic view so you can quickly get to what you're looking for. (Certain features unavailable in some regions.)

See More, do More

Windows  8.1 lets you work the way you want, and flow smoothly from one thing to another. Pull up a Wikipedia article during a chat with a friend to settle a debate. Play a music video while polishing your resume. Depending on the size of your screen, you can see up to four apps at once.

YourWindows, everywhere

It goes where you go.

Use your Microsoft account to sign in to any of your devices running Windows  8.1, and you'll see the same layout, apps, and settings. Signing in with your Microsoft Account (which is simply an email address and password of your choice) also gives you access to a world of apps from the Windows Store, and lets you save, view, and edit your documents and photos online with SkyDrive.


Your files are always with you

SkyDrive is free online storage that's built intoWindows  8.1. Save documents, photos, and other files toSkyDrive automatically, and get to them anytime, from any of your PCs or devices. And you can useSkyDrive to protect your files if something happens to your PC.

You can also useSkyDrive to share and collaborate with others, and see your stuff on mobile and non-Windows devices.

Internet  Explorer  11

Fast, fluid, built for touch

Internet  Explorer  11 is built for touch - now with larger tabs, simpler controls, and fluid response to gestures.Internet  Explorer harnesses the power of hardware acceleration, so sites load faster and browsing’s smoother.


Video, voice, and instant messaging

The always-on app that makes staying in touch with all your contacts easier than ever. Keep in touch with video and voice calls and instant messaging, all from one app. Call any phone quickly and easily. All Skype-to-Skype video and voice calls are free, and your messages are delivered straight to you no matter what you're doing. Snap Skype left or right and do more while you IM, video call, or keep an eye on your home screen.

Windows Store

Load up on apps

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. Sort by price, rating, and category. Find old favorites and hot new apps.

Great apps come standard


Get email from your accounts - including Outlook and Yahoo! - all in one place.


Explore, download, and listen to the latest music.


Browse and watch movies and shows. Watch on your PC or play to your TV.


Photo editing for touchscreens, the way it's supposed to be. Crop, fix, and apply filters quickly and easily.


Discover the hottest new games, classic favorites, and exclusives for Windows. Track your progress and compare scores with friends.


Take photos and videos, browse through them, and share the best ones with your friends and family.


Stay connected and start conversations with contacts from your social networks and email accounts.


Quickly pinpoint, save, and explore the locations you care about. Get driving directions and see traffic conditions.


Keep track of your schedule in month, week, or two-day view. Get appointment reminders so you’re always on time.


Comprehensive financial news and market data from the global sources you trust.


Set up and customize multiple alarms for all the things you need to be reminded of. Turn them off when you want to focus.


A reliable classic, still there for you, and now optimized for touch.

Food + Drink

From cafes to ice cream parlors, find nearby places to eat and drink. Get addresses, contact info, and maps.

Sound Recorder

Easily record a sound, and then trim, save, and replay it on your PC.

Reading List

Save stuff you're interested in to read later, or share it with friends.

Minimum Requirements 

If you want to run Windows 8.1 on your PC, here's what it takes:

·         Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz)* or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 

·         RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

·         Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

·         Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

If you're running Windows 8 you can get a free update to Windows 8.1. Just tap or click the Windows Store tile on your Start screen. Once you've moved up to Windows 8.1you should get the update automatically.


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, run, and snap apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768

·         Microsoft account required for some features

·         Internet access (ISP fees might apply)

·         Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database

·         Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance

·         Watching DVDs requires separate playback software 

·         BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive (Windows 8.1 Pro only)

·         BitLocker requires either Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or a USB flash drive (Windows 8.1 Pro only)

·         Client Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and additional 2 GB of RAM (Windows 8.1 Pro only)

·         A TV tuner is required to play and record live TV in Windows Media Center (Windows 8.1 Pro Pack and Windows 8.1 Media Center Pack only)

·         Miracast requires a display adapter which supports Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.3, and a Wi‑Fi adapter that supports Wi‑Fi Direct

·         Wi‑Fi Direct Printing requires a Wi‑Fi adapter that supports Wi‑Fi Direct and a device that supports Wi‑Fi Direct Printing

·         Free internet TV content varies by geography, some content might require additional fees (Windows 8.1 Pro Pack and Windows 8.1 Media Center Pack only)

·         To install a 64-bit OS on a 64-bit PC, your processor needs to support CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW, and LAHF/SAHF

·         InstantGo works only with computers designed for Connected Standby

If your PC is currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8 you can check to see if it meets the requirements by running the Upgrade Assistant. We also recommend that you visit your PC manufacturer's website for info about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.

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International (non-EU) Shipping     £14.99
Delivery: 5-10 Business days average

EU Economy Shipping     FREE
Delivery: 5-7 Business days average

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Shipping deadline

Orders received before 3:00 p.m. (GMT) Monday through Friday will normally be shipped that same day (payment permitting) on a best effort basis. Orders received after 3:00 p.m. (GMT) or on weekends or holidays will normally be shipped on the following business day.

UKTechStore does not guarantee the delivery date or time on any shipments under any circumstances. There is a charge of 20.00 for any refused shipment. Please make sure the ship-to address is current and accurate. Refused shipments will result in a 15% restocking fee.

Shipping Restrictions

We do not ship to APO or PO Box addresses. We ship throughout the United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland and certain EU countries. UPS and Fedex does not deliver on Saturdays & Sundays.

Return Policy and Procedure

UKTechStore 30 day limited warranty is a defective exchange policy that provides for replacement (at our sole discretion) of software that has been confirmed as defective by either the manufacture or UKTechStore. Due to licensing and copyright laws, we do not accept returns on software once a package has been opened. Defective software will be exchanged for the same title only according to UKTechStore limited 30 day warranty described above. Terms and conditions may vary by product or manufacture. UKTechStore will assist customers whenever possible in gaining satisfaction with product manufactures Products returned for exchange must be in new condition, original packaging and include all disks, registration cards, packing materials and other accessories and be received within 30 days of the invoice date. We reserve the right to refuse for return or charge a restocking fee for damaged or incomplete returns.

All returns require a Return Merchandise Authorization number. Please obtain a RMA number by sending an e-mail to In your e-mail please include your original order number, the title of the product you wish to return, the condition of the products you would like to send back and the reason for the return. Please DO NOT ship product back without an RMA number. We WILL NOT be responsible for product that is returned to us without an RMA number. For all returns shipping is pre-paid by the customer.

If your return or exchange appears to be within our guidelines, we will then issue you an RMA number and ship-to address via e-mail within a week of your request. All RMA numbers must be clearly written on the outside of the package and must be returned to us within 15 days of the order date. Please note: issuance of an RMA number does not guarantee acceptance of your return or exchange. We cannot accept opened, non-defective merchandise for credit or exchange. OEM and DSP software cannot be returned.

Products for return or exchange must be in new condition with all accessories, packing materials, disks, key codes, cards, manuals and any other materials included. Returns should be sent freight prepaid by ground service. We will only reimburse the freight charges if we deem that the return was caused by our error i.e. incorrect product, defective product etc. All non-defective returns will incur a 15% restocking fee on the line item amount.


Once your purchase is completed and has been verified by our team, we will email you all details pertaining to your order.  Please allow up to 2-3 hours for processing of your order during regular business hours. Note that in certain cases processing can take up to 12 hours. For orders placed outside our business hours, you will receive your order details on the following business day. Please note that there will be no physical items shipped for all products marked Download.



All software products delivered electronically are final sale once the Product Activation Code has been delivered, except in the case of case of defective items. For more information please contact us at

All hardware products are non-refundable once packing has been opened. For any defective components, please contact the Manufacturer directly regarding their Warranty on the item

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the computer knowledge to download and install a software program on your machine.

All the software products offered as “Download” have very simple download and installation instructions, directly from the manufacturer. If you are having difficulty installing the software purchased, we will do everything in our power to troubleshoot with you in order to help you get started. If necessary, we will put you directly in contact with the manufacturer for further support.


We do not offer exchanges or give refunds for wrongful purchases as it is the buyers responsibility to check the system requirements of any product prior to purchase.*