Excerpt: I bought the OEM builder disc to resurrect a good pc that had a catastrophic HD failure. The installation was simple - insert the disc, reboot and follow a few instructions. Even for me, a piece of cake. A real improvement over Windows 7, the software on the dead HD.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Navigate, Manages Software Collaboration Well, Powerful
Excerpt: I was a big believer in sticking with 7 until 10 got released, but I needed an activation code for my newly built desktop and couldn't wait til midsummer. I did not use the disk because this build doesn't even have an optical drive, so again, I just bought this to get an activation code and clear...
Pros: Easy To Install, Quick Shipping, Safely Packaged
Excerpt: Use this product for home/work. Really enjoy navigating through the app style interface. Only made it four stars because I know a lot of folks don't like change. I'm always up for a new challenge so I love this product.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Navigate, Manages Software Collaboration Well, Powerful, Useful Features
Excerpt: Windows 8.1 is OK. The UI is not great but it is usable. On the positive, Win 8.1 is fast, boots fast, and has improved security. Overall, I'm glad I chose 8.1 vs 7. B&H fulfilled my orders super fast. I would definitely use B&H again.
Excerpt: I don't know enough about computers to know why I shouldn't like windows, but I know enough to know I don't like Macs. I use Lightroom, enter Windows. Remember to make a boot disc when you first get your computer, or you'll have to write a review of this or a similar product.
Excerpt: Oem Edition was easy to install. Runs fast, especially if you use an ssd as your main. My current boot up time is under 20 seconds. 8.1 allows you to use the desktop straight away vs the start menu that can be a bit annoying to deal with initially.Only issue I have with this version of windows is...
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Navigate, Manages Software Collaboration Well
Works great and resolved my security issue with XP
10 October 2014
Summary: I do not understand what so many people complain about other than change. It takes a little getting used to; but it is much faster than my 9 year old XP was on the same computer. Navigation is different; but not difficult.
Excerpt: I have heard mixed reviews about Windows 8 saying that it is unbearable to use. However, it works pretty much the same as Windows 7 - besides neater application arrangements and improved handling.
Excerpt: Installed easy in Parallels VM on a mid 2012 macbook pro. I use it to run a specific printer software that can only run in a Windows OS. Easy to go back and forth between Mac and Win platforms.