Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Rizwan
Windows 8.1 Enterprise is the best edition available in Windows 8.1 range. It is designed for enterprises, large business and large organizations. This edition includes all features of Windows 8.1 Pro plus ultimate security features like App Locker, DirectAccess and networking features.
Windows 8.1 Enterprise edition supports 512 GB RAM, which is equal to Windows 8.1 Pro. 32-bit edition of Windows 8.1 Enterprise supports 4 GB RAM, obviously.
Windows 8.1 Enterprise is only available for Microsoft Volume Licensing customers. But you can download its evaluation edition which contains almost all features for a limited time. During this trial period, you can choose to activate Windows 8.1 Enterprise and experience ultimate features for your business or organization.
Windows 8.1 Features
Boot direct to desktop
In Windows 8, the start screen used as first screen after user login. The users had to click desktop tile from start screen. That was kind of painful extra step. It got fixed in 8.1 where traditional desktop is the first screen after login.
Set default apps
Do you like to keep old Internet Explorer browser as your default Internet browser? Nobody likes it (even Microsoft employees, unless forced, probably). Windows 8.1 allows switching default browser and other apps like photo viewer, media player etc.
No, it is not that you are thinking. It is the same Windows 8 start button but with some improvements like right click options and a few more enhancements. Yet it does not bring start menu like Windows 7 or Windows 10 etc.
If you ask us, start button and start menu contributed above 70% towards Windows 8/8.1 failure. Microsoft stuck with it unless total destruction of Windows 8 usage.
Tiles could be resized to small, medium. large and wide sizes. Though not amazing, it was useful feature to organize start screen.
Auto app update
Windows metro apps can be set up to update automatically to newer version. You can enable/disable Automatically update apps option.
Download Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO files
Choose 64-bit (x64) or 32-bit (x86) ISO file.