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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional for Personal Use / Work-at-Home

Available to:

Faculty & Staff for Work-at-Home

Students for Personal Use

  • Windows 8.1 Professional license & DVD = $120
  • Single User License, good for two installations on one computer only
  • 32-bit and 64-bit available
  • upgrade only

Purchasing Information

  • Paid faculty/staff (paid by the State of Maryland) and students (registered) can purchase software by ordering on-line at
  • During the ordering process, you can decide whether to pick up the order at the Software Licensing Office, in Suite 540 of the HS/HSL, or to have it shipped to you via US Mail for an additional $10 fee.


Windows 8.1 Professional gives you all of the great benefits of Windows 8, as well as enhanced networking and data encryption features.

System Requirements

    1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

    1 GB of system memory

    40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space

    Support for DirectX 9 graphics with:

    WDDM Driver

    128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)

    Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware

    32 bits per pixel

    DVD-ROM drive

    Audio Output

    Internet access (fees may apply)

Additional requirements

For additional system requirements, please visit Microsoft's Web site. 


For more information, please visit Microsoft 

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