Summary: The key provided with the boxed software CD would not work with my Microsoft SurfacePro. When I contacted Microsoft, they told me to go to Staples and get the key. Staples employees spent a great deal of time trying to help me but unfortunately they could not provide a key.
Summary: Overall I'm not happy with WIN 8.1. I think the changes they made possibly look good while I the programming stage but are not efficient when actually using the program especially Excel. There is an old expression, keep playing around with something and it will eventually break.
Summary: They should have left Windows 7 alone. Program has to many features I will never use and features that are unnecessary. They changed my regular programs such as Word and Excel and the new programs are not user friendly. I had to reinstall Office 2003 to get rid of the new unfriendly programs.
Cons: Who could've guessed that installing such a basic integrated office suite would lead to a nightmare of system crashes, corrupted files, and a notebook computer that now runs at a fraction of its previous speed.
DON'T BOTHER UPGRADING. THIS HAS NOT BEEN THOUGHT OUT AT ALL. PROBLEMS !! PROBLEMS !!!
24 September 2014
Summary: This is just a cash grab by the 800 pound gorilla - yeh you know who you are ! Almost everything you've come to appreciate about operating in the Windows world - commonly called Earth - has been buried, mangled and just generally BOTCHED. Want to record a CD or DVD with your burner ?
Summary: I have several systems and enjoy the windows 7 version. Purchased a laptop recently and was loaded with windows 8. To put it bluntly it is a terrible system. To the powers that be you need to understand not everyone wants a tablet with a touch screen.
Summary: wish they would update and make 8.1 do all the things we could do previously, especially sending email sites as attachments, and photos as well.. Lots of complaints and hope they deal with it in updates.....
Summary: DO NOT BUY save yourself the aggravation... I have huge buyers remorse and I am technology savey... Do not fool yourself, it is not in the same league as Android and Apple... My Samsung Galaxy is way better then my laptop...