Summary: I have been using : Windows 8.1 (from Wal Mart) for over a year now. It's a far cry from the old : DOS days. Typing in : sub root folder names - root folders names - folder names - file I think it is better than : Win95 - 98 second edition - XP - Vista or Windows 7 It installs easier and faster than any other Windows platform. In addition, it seem more stable, than any other operating system. Before, I purchased Windows 8.1.
Excerpt: There is not much to say about the product itself at this point since windows 8.1 has been out a while now. I will say that I am using this particular os for a gaming computer that I built from scratch and I will say installation of the OS could not be easier. As far as the packaging goes it was very well packaged and everything was there including both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of the software.
Summary: Very satisfied with Windows version 8.1. Have been using it for a month now and have not had a single problem. Version 8.1 boots much faster than version 7 and is both faster and smoother between screen changes. Great job Microsoft.
Summary: Windows 8.1 is very good about Security and fixing small things that plague our computers. The very 1st thing I did was replace the start button with "Start Menu X" in highly configurable and loads and keeps everything on the desktop. I don't use any "Metro" apps and it feel that this system is one or two steps better than 7. I have Windows 10 on a Virtual drive and like it a bit too, so my plan now is getting Win 10 for free.