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Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
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Overall 8
8.0

windows 8

lisa m., Newegg
4 April 2014
  • Summary: i dislike windows 8, switched back 2 windows 7 oh well
  • Pros: its windows
  • Cons: lack of compatibility with tones of hardware and software and in my opinion unless you have touch screen utterly useless.
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Overall 8
8.0

Windows 8

David W., Newegg
27 February 2014
  • Summary: Can't go wrong with this upgrade. Newegg did an excellent job of making me happy when the delivery was slow.
  • Pros: Love it, much faster than Windows 7.
  • Cons: The start page is stupid, it's all about getting people to use tablets, and personally I miss the start button.
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Overall 8
8.0

Windows 8

Luis A., Newegg
28 January 2014
  • Summary: I can only recommend it if you don’t already have Windows 7. The key will not activate unless you perform an actual Windows upgrade. It will not activate from a clean install. The Windows 8.1 update takes forever and I have to say that I like it more than the regular Windows 8.
  • Pros: It is faster than Windows 7. All my drivers were downloaded automatically. I am starting to like the start screen … mainly because of the customization.
  • Cons: You can only upgrade within the same “bit version” of windows. For example, you cannot upgrade from Windows XP 32-bit to Windows 8 64-bit. Half of the apps do not work unless you provide Microsoft with an e-mail address. Want to use the calendar app? Yeah, give us your e-mail first. Other feature...
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Overall 8
8.0

It's Getting There!

Joseph M., Newegg
12 January 2014
  • Summary: Amazingly well designed considering its complexity. Though still painstakingly slow, Microsoft is getting better and quicker about fixing stuff!
  • Pros: I can play Age of Empires II over my in-house network! The 8.1 upgrade makes this OS much more practical and usable. Responsive. Many bugs have been fixed!
  • Cons: I long for the software compatibility of XP when it come to network games. Big learning curve.
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Overall 8
8.0

Win8

Brian H., Newegg
22 November 2013
  • Summary: There are many good things about the OS and many bad things. Basically if you don't mind an OS that will be obsolete in about 5 year Windows 7 will work fine. Otherwise you need to go with windows 8 (now 8.1)
  • Pros: Latest windows OS
  • Cons: Latest windows OS
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Overall 8
8.0

Not for desktop users... yet?

ROBERT B., Newegg
15 October 2013
  • Summary: I work with a lot of different Operating systems on a daily basis for fun and for work. with that in mind my main PC is a Alienware M14xR2 (intel 3610QM, 8GB of Ram, 120GB intel 525SSD, 650m 2GB) and after 2 weeks and 4 different clean installs on Windows8 im officially moving back to Windows7.
  • Pros: Boot times under 10sec. "feels" snappier
  • Cons: track pad gestures cause all kinds of input errors. no start menu frequent hangs in several areas hotter temps (making my fan run almost constantly) battery life went from 6-7 hours down to about 4 hours?
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Overall 8
8.0

Modern Age

Anonymous, Newegg
9 October 2013
  • Summary: Not Microsoft's fault, but Apple's. My favorite app, itunes, was only designed to work up to W7, and, apparently on purpose to get back market share. So, being hooked on it (itunes), I had to go back to W7 because W8 kept crashing itunes, but everything else was phenominal with W8, after the...
  • Pros: Grew on me quite a bit after a few months or so. And, is the top tier Windows O.S.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 8
8.0

Thought I was going to hate it

Robert E., Newegg
29 September 2013
  • Pros: Got this for only 20 dollars on new egg so I thought I might as well up date. Faster loading and UI took some getting us to but like the way it works
  • Cons: Took some getting use to but after all of it it was worth it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fuss about it

matthew f., Newegg
5 September 2013
  • Summary: For everyday use, launch the desktop and get on with life... I should say something's don't complete until you reach the old desktop which is totally a mess but easy to get over
  • Pros: Faster, current, cheap on sale at times, overall more stable.
  • Cons: Diag steps are hard to get use to. More steps to do some them. I find them more pain then win 7 for no gain. HW support not up to supporting windows 8 so you get in efficient advice.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not horrid

Brandon N., Newegg
25 July 2013
  • Summary: Wasn't happy to upgrade but I got it for $70, I'm content with it. No complaints really.
  • Pros: Basically windows 7 with better aesthetics. Pretty convenient to throw my mouse in the top left for mail or what ever you have it set to. All my online games work and all my steam games work. I'm not sure why people spam how no games work with it.
  • Cons: Takes a little to get used to. Some things could be easier to get around.
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