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7.8 out of 10

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Overall 10
10

Perfect for my needs

IT Systems Developer, B&H Photo
7 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Needed a physical copy of the disk to reinstall Windows 8 OS onto SSD drives I was using to upgrade several computers that had Windows 8 Pro license, but no physical media. Also had a computer that was unlicensed. Was about to get them all going with this disk. Thanks!I've been using Windows 8.1 for a long time now. Windows 8 is not so good, but 8.1 is excelent. With Windows 8 PRO OEM allowing for free upgrade to Windows 8.1, you can't lose with this thing!
  • Pros: Actual Physical Copy, Easy To Install, Powerful, Useful Features
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Overall 10
10

Excellent; Easy-To-Use; Well Constructed

JamieCurry4Life, CNET
17 July 2014
  • Summary: This operating system has made me realise how much you can do within one computer. In addition to it's nice Graphical User Interface (GUI), the Windows Store allows my PC even more fun to use whether it's at work or play. Either way I still find Windows 8.1 a huge success. Microsoft, I think you've hit the jackpot on this release of Microsoft© Windows. Good work guys, keep it up!
  • Pros: Faster booting time, quicker access to your files, Start Screen is more useful
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

A great New controversial operating system!

AlexCoalville, CNET
17 March 2014
  • Summary: A great New controversial operating system that is great for the masses on mouse or touchscreen!
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Overall 10
10

One of my favorite Windows versions ever!

BlackBox_Hacker, CNET
26 February 2014
  • Pros: I like the new look and feel Microsoft have given it, you need more RAM about 4GB or 6GB of it!!! You can always install Windows 7 just for less RAM and the nice looking Desktop?
  • Cons: Needs loads more RAM!
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Overall 9
9.0

Good OS, undeserving of the bad press.

gwhiz2K, CNET
8 February 2014
  • Summary: This is Microsoft's best effort yet. There's been a lot of "hate" directed at Win 8/8.1, which I believe is not warranted. I want my OS to be fast, stable, and productive. Win 8.1 is all that. I previously used 7 and Vista, and I find 8.1 so much better to use. Once I loaded Win 8 onto my 2008 desktop, I realized I no longer needed to replace it. A year later, it's still quite fast.
  • Pros: - Fast, - Stable, - Start Screen is very quick to launch apps., - Fast boot, - Runs better on old hardware, - Windows Explorer is much improved., - Better multi-monitor support., - Better with system resources., - 8.1 is even better.
  • Cons: - No shadows on most Windows (although Office has them), - "Metro" apps. No use for them., - Any other "Metro" settings controls. This can be bypassed by simply using the Control Panel., - 8.1 upgrade was hard to find.
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Overall 9
9.0

Is absolutely great, well ahead of its time

jscheianu, CNET
15 January 2014
  • Summary: Powerful and smart and cool
  • Pros: Cool interface, The extension monitor is actually at the same time the display of a second computer to use with the main keyboard
  • Cons: It freezes from time to time, still needs to evolve
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Overall 9
9.0

One Experience, Multiple Devices, Learning curve issues

st.walters, CNET
8 January 2014
  • Summary: App interface works well on a touch screen, or tablet device (I have an all in one, a touch screen laptop and a Dell Venue 8, it's great on all three) But TOUCHSCREEN is a requirement. Don't put this on a none-touch device and expect to be happy.
  • Pros: - Performance gains on newer hardware over 7., - Handles everything Windows 7 did and uses half the RAM to do it - Work great on older hardware, - Sync between devices is excellent, - Better learning curve for tablet users
  • Cons: -No Classic Start Menu. Not a deal breaker by any means, -Requires Touch Screen for best experience., -Some older programs don't work, -Multi-tasking between apps isn't as easy as multi-tasking windows, -Learning Curve for Established Windows Users
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Overall 10
10

Free Upgrade to 8.1

AH, B&H Photo
15 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Windows 8 isn't so hot, but this is a good way to save $20 on Windows 8.1. The upgrade is a free download from Microsoft.
  • Pros: Easy To Install
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Overall 10
10

Just what I bought

C. Norris, Adorama
12 November 2013
Overall 10
10

Buy it if only for the enhanced security

harrymac, Adorama
17 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Used this upgrade to replace Vista on a laptop. Performance and security are much improved.Can't wait for the 8.1 update - but I guess I may have to get a "Start Button" add-on : (
  • Pros: Enhanced Performance, Enhanced Security, Good Value
  • Cons: Not A Giant Step From 7
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