Summary: Windows 8 kinda sucks in general but spending money on invalid licenses is bad no matter what the product is.
Pros: Price was reasonable.
Cons: These keys did not get immediately used. They were purchased much arhead of time because of newegg's deal. Now after opening them, none of the keys are accepted from the 5 purchased thru new egg. Because they weren't installed within 30 days, I can't even complain to newegg online that they are d...
Summary: I never had VISTA but, this is looking like worst. I heard 7 was just a reboot of XP. Microsoft needs to talk to people that use computers. I think their marketing team just uses tablets and phones and said "Hey instead of people always wishing their phone could do more like there desk/laptop lets...
Pros: Runs Direct X 11 for newer video cards which is the only reason I left XP. Newegg delivered it fast as always.
Cons: Interface. The new Win 8 interface makes your whole computer like a smartphone interface! Get free app immediately so you don't have to deal with Metro that sets the interface back to 7ish interface. Then set everything like pictures to viewer and videos to iTunes but not set to XBOX!!! I don't o...
Pros: Everyone always beats down on Windows 8, but I like this operating system so much. After the first half hour of dreading learning pretty much everything over again, its totally worth it. Would recommend to anyone looking for an upgrade.
Cons: Slight learning curve, but nothing too intense.
Summary: This product is terrible. I've hated it since day one. It's completely different. It's designed for the mobile crowd, probably good for your kids It focuses on touch screen blocks and tabs for navigating and apps (which you dont need any of if you're using a desktop.
Pros: good for touch screen users
Cons: feels completely different than other windows versions hard to learn slower boot time
Summary: However there are third party applications where you can get the same desktop as windows 7. That makes it simple to work with if you don't like the tiles and moving the mouse around the edges to get to the menus. And, some of them are free!
Pros: Windows 8 is not the terrible software that many claim. It boots up fast, shuts down quickly, and is very stable. I have not had any problems with it at all.
Cons: The start up screen with the tile interface.
Summary: Fortunately, I saved my Windows 7 Home Premium HDD and cloned it to a new HDD where I upgraded to 8 and then to 8.1. After using 8.1 for about a week, I returned to Windows 7 so I can do my taxes, use my Kindle For PC, and do photo editing.
Pros: Enables system use of full 32MB of memory; WIndows 7 Home Premium recognizes maximum of 16GB.
Cons: Windows 8 Pro couldn't load some software disks, such as my Gigabyte motherboard DVD. I upgraded to 8.1 and now my Kindle For PC won't work, and 8.1 can't load my new H&R Block tax preparation software disk. There may be other software disks it can't load. My Pictures Library worked well in 7 but...