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Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
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Overall 4
4.0

Pirated copy?

Steven H., Newegg
25 February 2014
  • Pros: Looked like full secure retail box. Installed properly.
  • Cons: Couldn't activate w/ product key that was in the box. Called MS and they said that key had already been used 32 times.
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Overall 4
4.0

Win 8 Pro Upgrade

Richard G., Newegg
24 February 2014
  • Summary: Wanted to update my backup machine to Win 8 from Win 7 as a test bed. Wanted to expand my experience with Win 8. Will install Classic Shell to improve user interface.
  • Pros: There aren't a lot of pros to Win 8 over Win 7.
  • Cons: The cons are well documented.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for Desktop PCs

Daniel G., Newegg
14 December 2013
  • Summary: I'm baffled that 8.1 STILL hasn't streamlined the shutdown procedure for mouse + keyboard users. It's ridiculously inefficient. And have you ever tried to "close" a program with on your laptop with a touchpad? (i.e., no touchscreen and no mouse).
  • Pros: Fast boot times (w/o ssd); customizable start screen; highly intuitive touchscreen interface.
  • Cons: The interface was clearly designed for ease of use with finger gestures. Closing apps and shutting down/restarting are very layered, inconvenient procedures in comparison to Windows 7. Win8, like most Windows OSs, was rolled out before it was ready and, thus, was a steaming pile of junk. It's not...
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Overall 4
4.0

Poorly developed OS

Mathew H., Newegg
30 September 2013
  • Summary: I have installed Windows 8 on several customer's computers and about 1/4 of them have contacted me with issues. The most common of which is an issue that arises from installing new software and then it only works on administrator accounts. I have researched this online, and it is not a rare problem.
  • Pros: Interface is fairly easy to adapt to. When working properly, seems more responsive than previous Microsoft operating systems.
  • Cons: Still has some glitches to work out. All user program installs have known issues that have yet to be addressed
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Overall 4
4.0

Misleading?

Robert G., Newegg
21 September 2013
  • Summary: I first tried Windows 8 when it came out in 2012 and was appalled at the user interface for anything except the limited Metro tiled apps (all 25 of them). I has purchased every form factor sold - RT Tablet, Win 8 Tablet, convertible touch laptop, plane touch laptop, non touch laptop, touch desktop...
  • Pros: On the surface, it looks super cheap.
  • Cons: Well, Windows 8 still is counter intuitive and the bundle rebate fine print says "valid .edu email address required for activation". So, if you miss seeing that requirement you can trash your existing drive's OS and be left with a 30 day trial of Win 8. Then, if you don't successfully complete th...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Kyle S., Newegg
28 August 2013
  • Summary: if it was still through ups still and I selected the 3 day shipping it would be here today not tomorrow the 4th day... cant review product for what its worth without the product
  • Pros: na
  • Cons: have not received the item under the 3 day shipping...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Ready, May Never be...

Orlando B., Newegg
10 August 2013
  • Summary: I have been a PC avid lover and hardware hobby builder for over 20 years. However, since the advent of the iPhone and iPad, I have been playing with Mac OS more and more due to its ease of use, efficiency and friendly character.
  • Pros: Metro could become something , one day if and only if Microsoft tablets with Windows interface prevail. Except it won't happen...(see Cons). No real pros worth mentioning and it appears this will be another Win Vista at best. Skip and wait for better if it comes. Win 7 still Rocks over this.
  • Cons: Microsoft is way behind the times in mobile tablet applications, example, Win RT is a failure. Too late for this market for Microsoft. Apple and Android dominate the market and nothing beats the Apple mobile OS. Win 8 is nothing more than an awkward Win 7 hidden under a cute want to be Metro inte...
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Overall 4
4.0

Windows 8 Upgrade

Richard C., Newegg
18 April 2013
  • Summary: Just pass on Windows 8 and see what happens in the future releases.
  • Pros: None that I can see, at least from previous Windows releases.
  • Cons: For the everyday user, Windows 8 looks like every other release. They simply added a Start page containing tiles for all your programs. It's not only useless, it's as ugly as sin. Windows 8 makes Windows 3 look absolutely elegant.
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Overall 4
4.0

Exasperating

Anonymous, Newegg
29 March 2013
  • Summary: I must admit this release of Windows performance wise is an improvement, finally! From a usability standpoint, I really hate Windows 8. As is their direction, Microsoft is too focused on "cutsy" instead of real world usability.
  • Pros: Improved performance, 64 bit version. Improved stability over Windows 7.
  • Cons: Usability is terrible, too much useless junk that gets in the way of getting things done.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ruined important previous features

DAVID H., Newegg
6 March 2013
  • Summary: Maybe it was all because I didn't do a clean install, but if I use my pc at all why would I wan't to lose everything? As someone who uses the pc for all its potential the task manager is very annoying, but having a laptop and losing the battery icon all the time and having the pc shut off without...
  • Pros: -"Metro interface"(if you don't like it you can easily get around it completely!) -easily switch between apps -apps, like netflix hulu, ect... which are better than their website counterpart for not worrying about crashes -other little features like picture drawing for a password ect...
  • Cons: Here's where it gets real bad... -A what seems to a fairly common issues, is that everytime I close the laptop it turns off, despite all the changes in the power plan settings and even "what happens when I close the laptop" -My battery icon goes away and needs to manually be retrieved by gong to ...
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