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Launch Windows 8 Enterprise, and you're straight into the new Start screen. If you put the desktop tile on the top left of the screen, it's easy to just click and go to run your everyday desktop applications, just like in Windows XP or Windows 7.
Screenshots: Simon Bisson, ZDNet UK
Designed for enterprise deployments and volume licensing, Windows 8 Enterprise is the more serious member of the Windows 8 family. There's no support for Media Center, but you do get quick and easy access to corporate network resources from anywhere with an internet connection.
Windows 8 Enterprise is part of the Software Assurance programme, so you'll need to connect to a Windows Activation server. The Activation tools built into the desktop control panel will show you if and when a PC is activated, and what product key is currently in use.