Ordering with Academic Superstore
Academic Superstore knows how expensive it is to be a student, teacher or parent of a student. To help with those costs, we offer discounts of up to 85% on the software you need.
These low prices are made possible by educational discounts that you qualify for as part of the Academic Community. To qualify, simply send us a copy of your school ID or one of these other documents.
To receive your order as quickly as possible, follow these steps:
  • Add the item(s) you would like to purchase to your cart.
  • Complete your order online
  • Reference your order number and email, fax or electronically upload one of the accepted academic documents to us.
After Ordering
It typically takes us less than a business day to process your documents, and you will not be charged until after you have been approved. If there is any problem with the documents we receive we will notify you.
Visit our order status page to check on the progress of your order.
If you have any questions about this process please contact us.
You will need one of the following documents:
College Students / Parents
  • Instant Online Verification
  • Dated Student ID from the current semester or school year
  • Course Schedule
  • Registration Receipt for this semester
  • Letter of Enrollment on school letterhead.
K-12 Student / Parents
  • Report Card
  • Dated Student ID from the current semester or school year
  • Registration Receipt
  • Letter of Enrollment on school letterhead
Teachers, Faculty, or Staff
  • Link to your faculty web page
  • Current Faculty ID
  • Letter of Employment on school letterhead
  • Pay Stub (cross out confidential information)
Home School
  • Membership in Home School Association
  • Receipt for Home School Curriculum
  • Letter of intent to home school from a state agency
School Districts, Colleges, Universities
  • Your Purchase Order
Non-Profit Organizations
  • Copy of IRS 501(c)3 form
  • IRS letter stating that you are a 501(c)3
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Windows 8.1 Pro

Beautiful, fast, fluid

Windows has been reimagined to focus on your life. The beautiful, fast, and fluid design is perfect for a range of hardware: from compact, touch-enabled tablets and lightweight laptops, to PCs and large, powerful all-in-ones with high-definition screens. It’s smooth, intuitive, and gives you instant access to your people, apps, and stuff, so you spend less time searching and more time doing.

Windows 7, only better

Smiley face Windows 8.1 is built on the rock-solid foundation of Windows 7, but improved on all fronts. You can install Windows 8.1 on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7, and you’ll love how it works on new devices, too. Windows 8.1 was designed with Windows 7 apps in mind, because you probably have older apps you need to use.

Smiley face In addition to the new look of the Start Screen, Windows 8.1 incorporates the desktop that you’re familiar with. Think of the desktop as one of the many apps you can run in Windows 8.1. In the desktop, you’ll see all the settings, devices, and features you used in Windows 7—and you can run the desktop apps you ran in Windows 7, too.

Cloud-connected with your Microsoft account

Smiley face Sign in to your Windows 8.1 device with your Microsoft account and you’re immediately connected to the people, files, and settings you care about. Your PC comes to life with all the things that make Windows yours, including your Start page, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favorites. You can connect your favorite services to your Microsoft account, too, like Hotmail, Messenger, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more. And you can immediately get to your photos, docs, and other files, whether they’re on SkyDrive, Facebook, Flickr, or other services.

It's all about the apps

Smiley face In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse great apps, all grouped in easy-to-find categories. We highlight great apps for you and provide quick access to frequently downloaded apps. You can also see how other people have rated apps. You’ll always know what’s interesting, new, and popular. You won’t have to worry about buying something you don’t want because you can try before you buy, if the app supports it. If you try an app and like it, you can buy it and continue using the full app with no interruption. You won’t waste time or lose your place.

Before you Buy:

Upgrading to Windows 8.1 - If your PC is running Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium, your files, programs and settings will easily transfer to Windows 8.1. If your PC is running Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, Windows XP or Windows Vista, you will need to reinstall your programs. Some features such as touch may require a new PC.

System Requirements:

Required Processor - 1GHz or faster processor

Required Memory - 2 GB RAM

Required Hard Disk Space - 20 GB available disk space

Required Display - 1366 x 768 screen resolution

Required Connectivity - Internet access (fees may apply)

Required Video Card - Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 9 graphics card with WDDM driver

Additional System Requirements - Microsoft account required for some features. Watching DVDs requires separate playback software. Windows Media Center license sold separately.

Other System Requirements -

  • Additional requirements to use certain features: Internet access (fees may apply). Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware. For some Windows Media Center functionality, a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required. Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware. HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7. DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive. Music and sound require audio output. Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware.

  • To install Windows 8 Pro, customers must be running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. If you would like to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro, [click here].