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Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM

  • Customizable start screen
  • Touchable control
  • Windows Apps
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Microsoft's latest OS, Windows 8, includes updates to some Windows 7 features that may allow for more intuitive use. The software was designed with interfaces for computers and tablets, but both devices can support either menu.

The tiled start-screen is modeled after the Live Tile system that Microsoft uses for Windows Phone. These icons are animated shortcuts that provide live updates for each program. For example, if you link your email account with Outlook, you'll receive an on-screen notification for every new message.

Windows 8, aside from its lack of a start button, has an alternate interface with certain similarities to Windows 7. The familiar program bar and desktop are there and can be easily accessed by left-clicking on the tiled screen. After viewing both menus once, pressing the Windows key toggles between the two.

There are different versions of the OS with different tools and were designed with different system needs in mind. Windows 8 is the basic upgrade from 7, Vista and XP with the new screen, integrated accounts and access to the Windows Store for apps.

Windows 8 Pro is Window 7 Professional's successor and offers increased security via programs like Encrypting File System and BitLocker. This iteration of the OS was designed with heavier use in mind. For businesses, Windows 8 Enterprise offers all of the programs found in other versions, except for Windows Media Center and pre-installed Microsoft Office Suites. Enterprise also has Windows To Go, which saves all of a user's files and preferences to a USB drive so they can access their customized OS from any computer.

Anyone whose laptop or desktop runs on Windows XP, Vista or 7 is eligible to upgrade to 8. Systems require processor speeds of 1 GHz or faster, 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM for a 32-bit device, 16 GB of disk space and a DirectX 9 graphics card to support the OS.

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  • John R.
  • 6/28/2014 3:32:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsWin 8

Pros: can't find any

Cons: Always online, difficult to locate files and installed programs. It just sucks

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  • Brandon S.
  • 3/28/2014 9:31:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It's stable. It's not Vista (Or Millennium...). It looks cool. If you like mobile OS's you will be at home.

Cons: Works better with touch screens. Same complaints as everyone else, the re-design makes us old school crowd cranky because everything is moved in the name of "efficiency." I'd rather return to DOS...or just buy Windows 7. But touch and mobile are the way the world is heading.

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  • Irvin H.
  • 2/19/2014 7:14:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsugh!

Pros: NONE

Cons: Not Workstation Friendly. Difficult to move around in OS finding work applications.

Other Thoughts: I have had Win8 for well over a year now & still struggling with it. About all I can say is, I am moving back to Win7, it games better and is more work friendly. Besides, I do not care to have MS "dictate" what is good for me.

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  • Kevin C.
  • 2/9/2014 1:21:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsClassic example of Microsoft jumping before walking.

Pros: It runs, boots faster, has multiple devices supported.

Cons: Hard to know where to start:
Does not allow use of multiple drives for os vs application. It benefits the system in multiple way. By using a small ssd for the os and a large hhd for applications this allows the computer to run fast across the ssd yielding a smoother and faster user experience while having plenty of space on a cheaper hhd. Also, this set up hardens your os as basic root .exe files and attachments are unable to write to the os or driver frame. I cannot understand why Microsoft insists on making sup par products and trying to muscle control of the market.

This is not game time ready. They did not backward test the drivers effectively so it is unable to run many add ons and devices that run great under every other os out there, but crash in a windows 8 environment.

Security? what security? This os will not allow direct access for restriction and closing of port 80 and other ip ports. They have written paths in the os to allow it to over-ride user setting and open up vulnerabilities.

Customer support is non-existent and rude. When/if you make the mistake of calling them they try to tell you your network is compromised and you need to buy $200 of tech support to get it working - seriously. This was having given no information outside of asking if and how I can purchase an end user boot disk to distribute with a machine. The oversea's call center guy actually started yelling at me even though I had not elevated my voice. So, if you have a problem, you are probably on your own or dependent on the open source community.

The start menu application registry is different then the desktop application registry, seriously. I could not believe it tell I had to work with it, but applications through the start registry are not in the desktop registry and vise versa. They give options of linking a start application to the desk top and vise versa, but this is not a new entry. What this means is that updates must be made in the correct instance, you can have two instances of the same application running at the same time that are blind to each other and other conflict issues. This seems the type of error a first year programming student would not make, but leave it to Microsoft.

Other Thoughts: If you have to use a windows environment, I would highly recommend going with Windows 7 PRO over this garbage.

If you can move away from a windows environment Mint is a much more stable and user friendly environment. The Mac os is also a good option and Apple actually understands what it means to "support" a product.

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  • Doug S.
  • 1/14/2014 12:28:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsthe NSA won't even use this

Pros: If your intention is to dissuade your children from using the internet, this is the OS of choice.

Cons: Required Microsoft login to get onto you computer
impossible menu system
More security checks than a border crossing
Every program needs you to manually give it permission
Administrator means nothing

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  • BRENT M.
  • 12/28/2013 10:13:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWIndows 8...

Pros: Boots fast

Cons: Pain to navigate. Made for a touch screen

Other Thoughts: would rather have windows 95 then this.

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  • joseph b.
  • 11/15/2013 1:16:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: il recomande only if you have tactil screen

Cons: il recomande only if you have tactil screen

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  • Derek E.
  • 11/14/2013 12:33:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: No pros just garbage that's all this windows is

Cons: the operating system failed on me 3 times after an update I'm better off with windows 7 at least that never failed on me

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  • Mr M.
  • 11/4/2013 10:47:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTotal Bust

Pros: I can't give less than 1 egg.

Cons: With nothing positive about it, how can I enumerate "everything" in the "cons" department?
If you'd like to trade in your desktop's functions for your phone's, this is yours to cherish. I prefer large monitors (2 - 24" 1920 x 1200) and many opened applications: IDE, 2 instances of Excel, an IE and Firefox browsers and a few instances of notepad. Opening any two of those in Windows 8 is difficult, three is impossible. What a bust of an OS.

Other Thoughts: Newegg will appreciate me keeping my "Other Thoughts" to myself

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  • Christian M.
  • 11/1/2013 10:57:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat O/S

Pros: -Faster than Win 7
-Just type what you want on the Metro interface and it's right there
-Better gaming performance than Win 7
-Very stable

Cons: -Takes about an hour or so to figure out then you are good to go
-Not for those that dislike change.
-Not ideal for older, lower powered systems

Other Thoughts: I've been using Win 8 since March and I haven't had any issues with its usage or stability. I really think people should stop complaining about the lack of the traditional Start menu as it's completely unnecessary. 8 is superior to 7 in almost every way. It's faster, very stable, has better gaming performance and is easy to use once you spend a bit of time with it. Aside from some changes it's really no different than Win 7. It even looks almost exactly the same once you go to the desktop. This Win 8 bashing is really no different than when people complained about the introduction of a Start menu back when Win 95 was released. Albeit it's not for everyone but it's not terrible like many claim.

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