The Windows 8 Basic Upgrade DVD from Microsoft provides a single license allowing you to upgrade Windows XP Service Pack 3, Vista or 7 to Windows 8. This basic version of Windows 8 comes with a variety of features, making it possible to improve productivity and stay connected with friends and family. Some of the features include an intuitive Live Tile Start Screen, cloud connectivity, Internet Explorer 10, Windows Store Access, and a variety of swipe commands.
The intuitive Live Tile Start Screen helps to put everything important to you right at your fingertips. You can configure this Start Screen to provide you with information that's important to you such as weather, news, sports scores, social network updates and more. Once configured simply tap on a tile to open up the app and gain full access to your information. Along with the Live Tile Start Screen, you also benefit from cloud connectivity making it possible to connect to a variety of services from email to social media to Microsoft's own SkyDrive online storage service. You also have the ability to download any number of applications directly from the Microsoft Store.