Usage Note 50422: Understanding Windows 8 editions: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise
With SAS® 9.3 (TS1M2) Rev 13w18, SAS began supporting Windows 8.
The official names of the Windows 8 editions are as follows:
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8 Enterprise
Microsoft introduced Windows 8 for the consumer market. The Windows 8 Pro and Windows Enterprise 8 editions are targeted toward business and professional environments.
To determine which Windows 8 edition is on your machine, press the key sequence Windows + Pause Break or use the following steps:
On the Start screen, under Search ► Settings, enter system.
Under Settings: Results for "system", System appears.
The View basic information about your computer dialog box contains a Windows edition section. The Windows edition area shows either Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, or Windows 8 Enterprise, depending on which edition you are using. In the example below, the edition is Window 8 Pro.
SAS Note 46876: "SAS® 9.4 and SAS® 9.3 support information for the Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 editions"
Use the drop-down menus on this Supported Operating Systems page to display additional information about SAS software on the Windows 8 Pro and Windows Server 2012 operating systems.
Operating System and Release Information
Microsoft® Windows® for x64
Microsoft Windows 8 Ent
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
For software releases that are not yet generally available, the Fixed
Release is the software release in which the problem is planned to be
The official names for the new Windows editions are Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise.