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8.1 out of 10

Microsoft Windows 8 Pro

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Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Windows 8 Pro

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Overall 5
5.0

i like it very much. But it boders me that there's no way to turn the screen off without stopping all othee things such as music playing.

thiagofe, CNET
5 October 2014
  • Summary: i like it very much. But it boders me that there's no way to turn the screen off without stopping all othee things such as music playing.
  • Pros: very fast boot and simple for touch
  • Cons: miss a lot of things commom in mobile gadgets
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Overall 6
6.0

Better than Windows 8, somewhat

-StupidBunny-, CNET
4 March 2014
  • Summary: I've had mixed feelings about Windows 8, and then Windows 8.1, since acquiring my current laptop. My experience with it has not been as terrible as it has been for many other users, a fact which I attribute entirely to the fact that my computer happens to have a nicely responsive touchscreen and tablet configuration.
  • Pros: Greater customization of tile screen, Nice-looking, Has start button
  • Cons: Start button doesn't actually yield start menu, Occasional bugs when downloading stuff from app store, Hybrid OS isn't very elegant, If I didn't have a touch screen I'd hate this
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Overall 6
5.6
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

It's an O.S. but it's Microsoft

UncleDim, TigerDirect.com
8 January 2014
  • Summary: Experts say it's more efficient than Windows Vista Fixed (aka Windows 7). I don't see it myself. The start page and other changes baffle me but it does function.
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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 5
5.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Start button?

goodorbad, TigerDirect.com
23 September 2013
  • Summary: Made for touch screens. For desktop users, windows 8 has an interface issue. Not easy to navigate.
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Overall 6
6.0

One reason I held out on getting a new PC.

teslook4ITJob, CNET
19 September 2013
  • Summary: The pattern that I've noticed dates back to Windows 3.1. The first version was good for the first 3 years then came Windows 95 (bad, very buggy), then Windows 98 (good), then Windows ME (horrible), then Windows XP (good was around for a long time). Then came Windows Vista (nightmare and memory hog) and I immediately upgraded my laptop to Windows 7 (so far so good).
  • Pros: The new look and the tiles. The start menu's return which is similar to all other previous versions of Windows.
  • Cons: The noticable pattern of Windows that is each and every other operating system is good until a new one is released. See example in the summary.
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Overall 5
5.0

Not the improvement I had hoped...

radiogeek, CNET
7 September 2013
  • Summary: Overall, somewhat of an improvement, but it needs a lot of work. I can't wait until the real thing comes out in October. So done with 8.1 Preview!
  • Pros: Start menu was partially back, Several great customization features
  • Cons: When it came to downloading software from the internet, it had a lot of glitches (download would finish, but installation would never start), Difficult to navigate at times, Ended up having reboot my computer to Factory settings for the downloads
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Overall 6
6.0

its ok not too bad

kingbed42, CNET
26 July 2013
Overall 5
5.0

Better than Windows 8, but it failed to win me over

DaMonkeyOnCrack, CNET
11 July 2013
  • Summary: -Apps that haven't been made optimized for 8.1 won't look right in the split view
  • Pros: -Boot to desktop is finally possible, -Better multitasking of Metro apps, -Better start screen customization, -Use wallpaper on start screen without any extra programs, -Start button is back?
  • Cons: -Microsoft is still too focused on the Metro interface. Desktop is relitively unchanged, -Still no start menu like in previous versions, -Still don't like start screen and live tiles, -Search seems slower than it is in Windows 8, -See below for more...
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