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Overall 8
8.0

Nice

Brien S., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Pros: Very fast installation! This has got to be the fastest installing windows yet. Feels quite a bit faster than 7 in pretty much everything. It does take a bit of tweaking after setup to get the desktop to function and work to my preferences. Almost all of my old apps still work and joining it to my network domain was super easy.
  • Cons: Behind my network firewall none of the metro apps will connect to the internet. The metro apps don't use the same TCP/IP authentication methods as the desktop apps "i don't think they use any for that matter". This is not really a big deal as I never use the metro interface and some times even forget that it is even there.
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Overall 8
8.0

New Good and Bad features

111111, Hewlett-Packard
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Window 8 has added new features, that are nice, such as the use of the touch screen. I think the use of the tiles could be better implemented, I would rather the charms be a part of a task-bar rather than the difficult swipe business, or at least a touch procedure, with finger or mouse-pointer. I am glad to see more options for recovery. Sorry to see the loss of Solitary and other similar games.
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Overall 8
8.0

New Good and Bad features

111111, Hewlett-Packard
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Window 8 has added new features, that are nice, such as the use of the touch screen. I think the use of the tiles could be better implemented, I would rather the charms be a part of a task-bar rather than the difficult swipe business, or at least a touch procedure, with finger or mouse-pointer. I am glad to see more options for recovery. Sorry to see the loss of Solitary and other similar games.
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Overall 10
10

Software Issues

mcrowson000, Hewlett-Packard
27 February 2014
  • Summary: I installed the new windows 8.1 and for some reason my applications often freeze up. I have ran Norton 360 to keep my computer clean. No viruses have been found by Norton, and I'm out of ideas. If this continues I might change back to windows 7.
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Overall 8
8.0

Been using Windows 8 since RC

Ari C., Newegg
2 January 2014
  • Summary: Required learning coming from previous Windows.
  • Pros: Faster and more efficient that Windows 7 (, especially on an SSD.
  • Cons: App integration is a sloppy and somewhat redundant on a desktop PC.
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Overall 8
8.0

Some of these low egg reviewers act like chilldren

Aaron C., Newegg
21 November 2013
  • Summary: That is it. Everyone who has complained about the new "look" or the "Metro Interface" probably spent 10 minutes with it. We are rolling this OS out to everyone at work, and people (tech savy and not) are loving it.
  • Pros: -Extremely Fast OS
  • Cons: -Learning Curve (30 minutes on Google will teach you what you need to know)
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Chanserey Vuth_I, NCIX.com
11 November 2013
  • Summary: I upgraded to windows 8.1 from windows 7. Windows 8.1 seems to be booting up a bit faster and feels lighter than windows 7. Modern/Metro UI needs a bit of time to get use to it. Overall, it works fine.
  • Pros: * Boots really fast
  • Cons: * Modern UI not so friendly
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Airspace, NCIX.com
9 November 2013
  • Summary: Secure boot causes hardware raid cards to boot to fast in UEFI mode and then the drivers don't load properly so you have to uninstall and re-install when you first boot...no fix. I have an Adaptec 8605E controller and I can ONLY use legacy mode and secure boot disabled if I want it to boot properly with windows, which is annoying because then you have the "Secure Boot is not configured properly" watermark that ATM you cant "hide"
  • Pros: System seems to run a lot faster than Windows 7
  • Cons: Have to install a pile of mods to get it usable to navigate properly. Hardware RAID card boot issues. Some compatibility problems with software (getting better within the 2 weeks running though)
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Overall 8
8.0

"Sleek new way to use Windows"

RobMoore81, CNET
3 November 2013
  • Pros: Much faster than Windows 7 UEFI boot which makes the boot process much more secure Still run your legacy applications or new apps Keyboard shortcuts are still available Improvements have been made to Task Manager allowing you more control
  • Cons: Steep learning curve Search Charm only searches one location at a time Users have to learn the difference between the Metro apps and Desktop apps Gestures are not available on non-touch devices Mail Metro app does not integrate well with Exchange
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Brutalic, NCIX.com
28 October 2013
  • Summary: Did the free upgrade to 8.1 Pro online thru MS Store and a week into it and all seems well. With Classic Shell in place, even my wife is happy. It seems to boot slightly slower than Win8 did, by 3 or 4 seconds or so on the Intel 510 SSD. Seems OK!
  • Pros: Can boot to desktop
  • Cons: Seems to be a touch slower than 8
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