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8.1 out of 10

Microsoft Windows 8 Pro

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Overall 3
3.0

Made bearable only with free software downloads

Fred_at_The_Farm, CNET
21 October 2014
  • Summary: We were Microsoft Partners and in the past I was always pleased to be able to recommend  Microsoft as part of a complex solution.  8.1 is a disaster, a bad Beta perhaps? that slipped through the net. There appears to have been no thought for the countless numbers of users of XP and other capable systems.
  • Pros: boots quickly Needs free downloads of Classic Shell, Live Mail,Open Office,Zone Alarm,CCleaner,SpyBot
  • Cons: Well most of it, nothing speeds work like XP, Outlook a sick joke. Could not recomend any of it to customers s
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Overall 3
3.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

stress

quake,, TigerDirect.com
26 January 2014
  • Summary: Pay the extra money for 8.1. Mine would not activate. spent hours on the net trying to fix it. Had to call Microsoft They even had problems ,took a hours. A pain to get used to the system.
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Overall 3
3.0

Windows 8.1 is horrible too.

blkjazz1, CNET
24 January 2014
  • Summary: We just bought a new computer for home. We bought an iMac and, simply put, it just works better. I could not see paying money for a new PC and having to deal with Windows 8.1. My office computer will run Windows 7 until it dies. I hope Windows 9 will be more like Windows 7 and leave the silly Metro junk alone.
  • Pros: Better than Windows 8.
  • Cons: Just about everything about Windows 8 / 8.1 sucks.
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Overall 3
3.0

Not a fan of the Metro

wesleyBee, CNET
23 January 2014
  • Pros: Start button restored, can go directly to desktop
  • Cons: not stable - when I use my touch pad it will flip out of what I'm doing into another screen and I have to go through several steps to get back to where I was
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Overall 4
4.0

Still not a quarter the product of 7

Range_RST, CNET
11 January 2014
  • Summary: There is no way in god's green earth that I am going to swipe my high quality NEC screen that I use to edit my photos.
  • Pros: Pretty, maybe?
  • Cons: Can not kill multiple windows, Not intuitive to lean if you actually use windows for anything other than e-mail and surfing, Have to install a shell to make it functional., You must have a touchscreen to make this functional.
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Overall 3
2.6
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Windows 8...A Desktop Disaster

,, TigerDirect.com
30 November 2013
  • Summary: Dumbest purchase I've ever made. Pretty much ruined my computer that was less than 1 year old. Cannot find anyway possible to revert back to my wonderful Windows 7. I don't even want my money back for the purchase of Windows Worthless 8. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO NOT INSTALL THIS ON A DESKTOP, OR ANYTHING THAT IS NOT TOUCH SCREEN.
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Overall 6
6.0

Get Windows 7 if you can!!!

Copterpilot, Hewlett-Packard
9 October 2013
  • Summary: Not as great as advertised. Designed for touch screens. My biggest complaint is that there is no thumbnail feature for your pictures, WHAT A PAIN. If you don name all of your pictures you will spend alot of time looking for the one you want. BRING BACK THUMBNAILS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Whats this for?

Bob58, Hewlett-Packard
5 October 2013
  • Summary: Worthless web page. What does this software do? Why would I want it? You want me to give you $100 for this. Even the links provided to Microsoft don't give any information. You probably don't sell many of these do you. Wonder why?
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Overall 4
4.0

Product doesn't work as indicated it would

Cher001, Hewlett-Packard
27 January 2013
  • Summary: Did not solve the problem that I was having windows 8 as it was suggested it would
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Overall 4
4.0

Product damage

Ashley Stuart, Amazon
15 February 2013
  • Summary: product arrived somewhat ok the disc was in ok condition however packaging looked horrible will not be in a hurry to order again it was very hard to read product key and was very satisfied with overall experience
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