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Learn more about Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version)

Disclaimer

Disclaimer
There are two types of licenses for the OEM/System Builder Windows 8 product:

1. OEM
2. Personal Use

The product is the same for both, but upon installation, one of the two license must be accepted, depending on the use. The OEM license allows the OEM to resell the PC. The Personal Use license is for individuals who are building (and supporting) their own PCs.Neither are transferable once on the PC, but the OEM license allows for transferring the entire PC to different users.

Model

Brand
Microsoft
Model
FQC-05956

Spec

Name
Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version)
Bit Version
64-bit
Version
Professional
System Requirements
1 GHz or faster processor

1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Packaging
OEM

Features

Features
It's Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability.

It's an all-new touch interface.

It's a new Windows for new devices.

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  • RYAN A.
  • 1/20/2014 9:28:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMEH

Pros: It's the latest and greatest... no, I just mean it's the latest.

Cons: Lots.

when you install it's hard to find the program. the new start menu is dumb. they tried to make one software for all devices and clearly desktops with multiple monitor real-estate is going to function differently than a small mobile form factor. when I wanted to open an app on my second monitor it took up the entire window when I didn't want it to. The store feature is dumb. do you really want me to continue?

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  • Michael M.
  • 1/15/2014 6:05:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt Depends

Pros: Personally, I have only minor gripes with Windows 8, and 8.1. There are some slight changes to the way things behave. Boot time on an SSD is incredible, around 3 seconds. I suspect this is a new hibernation feature to allow quick resumes, even after a full Shutdown.

Cons: Navigation is kind of difficult. The Start Screen was obviously designed for a tablet, not a desktop. Some keyboard shortcuts are altered, or removed entirely.

This OS was clearly designed as a bridge between a desktop and tablet OS. Things are not going to work the best on either platform. Hopefully Microsoft can smooth out the rough edges and create a better experience for both parties.

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  • James K.
  • 1/1/2014 11:56:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove Win 8

Pros: I love Windows 8. Got some getting use to, but now I see why it is a great direction Microsoft is taking to unify the interface on all its devices. Love using my phone, tablet, home computer, work computer, seamlessly all on Win 8. If the future is the cloud, then Win 8 is the future.

Cons: A few common tasks seemed to take too many steps to do, but have upgraded to Win 8.1 and right click of start button provides all the shortcuts to iron out this issue.

Other Thoughts: There are a lot of Microsoft haters that seem to bad mouth any Microsoft product. Win 8 is a great OS.

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  • janet s.
  • 11/8/2013 5:50:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsI am reverting back

Pros: Has a pretty layout

Cons: I have been using every version of Windows for 12 years, turn them on,even the early ones that required some work, I finally figured them out. But
this new version windows 8 pro has so many security defaults that I finally after 6 months just throwing in the towel. The pretty start page shows pictures, fine, but then you have to go back to start page to reopen each picture off the Computer page to do anything with it. and all this with another picture program which takes time to upload. the corner fold down is a pain, search is different with each user and a lot of time, you want to do something, have to open up administrator, go to administrator, cannot do that either ,have to use another account. So have to change user and do all this allover again. then I have a slot on computer case that allows you to have another HD attached, when it shows up, you have to unlock Bit Locker. I have never set up Bit Locker so do not have a clue on what the password is, so have to add its long set of registration numbers every time just to open up this HD and see the files.

Other Thoughts: Never thought after 6 months I am still cursing this out.
After the fact, learned that this operating system was primarily designed for laptops, I have a desktop. This little
detail was never mentioned until I started searching on internet in forums for help.

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  • Mr M.
  • 11/4/2013 10:44:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsA total bust

Pros: Nothing

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.

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  • Rajen W.
  • 10/31/2013 5:50:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWin8 is good...8.1 is better

Pros: - good GUI
- easy to install and upgrade
- upgrade to Win 8.1 is free! :)

Cons: - None so far

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  • Shane T.
  • 10/26/2013 8:33:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot that bad, actually...

Pros: Ease of Use, fairly intuitive AFTER you learn its nuances and functions-its a LOT like having two monitors even with just one; with a simple knowledge of keyboard shortcuts, you can multitask all day. Plus more and more games and software are being geared towards 8.

Cons: Takes awhile to learn and get used to, that said, it really is 7 wrapped up differently. Some functions, such as changing your desktop wallpaper, are all but impossible due to certain restrictions implements by windows.

Other Thoughts: i tried it, going in with an open mind. It literally takes anywhere between an hour and a day to learn the new pathways and shortcuts. But once you do, you can FLY through simple and hard tasks. This was NOT meant for just tablets-with a keyboard using shortcuts, I can do like 4 things at once, way faster than with 7. I use 7 at work, and cant wait to get home to use 8. Just keep an open mind and willingness to learn something new, and you will really like 8.1

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  • Jarod D.
  • 10/21/2013 8:03:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsidk why people dislike it

Pros: nice features, its windows...

Cons: mixed between mobile and nonmobile device prioritization, leads to inefficiencies in menu navigation

Other Thoughts: It takes some learning but that's not really a con, I'de rather learn something new instead of having to type everything in binary. The fact that it has the ability to get apps from the windows store is both a blessing and a curse. Usually I use my desktop as a desktop but occasionally I can use it like I would my phone with the apps and such, but more often than not the apps tend to be in the way of real desktop programs. I also both like and dislike the more search based file explorer. It's nice when I can find what I am looking for but sometimes programs aren't where I would expect them to be (e.g. it took me 20min to find out that I did indeed have paint installed).

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  • Kenneth G.
  • 10/20/2013 10:31:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPrint a legible registration key.

Pros: If you can read the itsy bitsy key teeny weeny poco print on NewEggs OEM tag to install it then you may have more years than Windows 7 before updates are no longer made. I used a magnifying glass and still read it wrong, I had to get a 10x printers loupe to read the key code. Which is 25 characters long and the little dots on the dark blue and grey mnottled background, they turn in to letters under 10x magnification.

The portable with 8 I purchased some months back works perfectly with 8, but the day I bought it I downloaded the Classic Start Menu and the must have share ware accessories from Ninite com all in 1 session, that's how Linux Ubuntu works, select from a library of 5000 programs, click install and voila everything installs and works. Nice to see a similar functionality come to Windows on the needed applications, which is important as I still need windows for work CorelDraw, and Adobe,.

Cons: NO Microsoft support - I couldn't initially read the key code so called Microsoft - they dropped the call the 1st time, 2nd time had me provide number so they would call me back - then put me on hold for 10 minutes when they did, finally they said no box no help . Really check out how much to buy download direct so you do get support.

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  • Geoff G.
  • 10/5/2013 8:09:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsI wanted to like it

Pros: They made some obvious performance gains with Windows 8. From boot times & shut down times, to the general user interface feeling more responsive.

Cons: A lot of why I couldn't stand windows 8 had to do with how it tries to force you into things. Almost 20 years of a start button/menu on an OS? ... lets force the Metro UI on you. You want to use the new apps?, that are kind of like programs, or you want to use the programs you're more familiar with? We'd like you to login to your MS account online. Would you like to login now? How about now? or now? The apps/program distinction was grating on me too. I could've spent the time to fine tune it but with Metro and MS always wanting me to be online and logged in. All of this really annoyed me ... but what finally was the last straw was that my graphics card, while giving better performance then in windows 7 also started over heating in games I was playing. I tried different drivers - same issue. I went to the web and there were other reports of certain video cards running hot or overheating now under windows 8. So basically I was like: ok, ...I'm done. Uninstalled 8 after like 3 or 4 months and reinstalled Windows 7 Pro.

Other Thoughts: I really wanted to like Windows 8. I feel like I put in my time too in getting used to it. At the end of the day though ... it feels oppressive. (sorry, don't know any other way to describe it). You'll notice it in at least a few different ways. It always wants you connected to Microsoft as you use your computer. Always connected to the Cloud. Why? The included apps and/or the ones you can download conflict with you using Programs that you might be more familiar with. A lot of the apps are limited too and want you to pay $1.49 or $1.99 for a version without advertising. The funniest thing is that ALOT of the advertising is Microsoft related stuff. I was able to get over the lack of a start menu - but it floors me that they didn't even allow it for an option. I'm sure the UI feels great on a smart phone, but on a computer though it drove me nuts. Maybe 8.1 will fix a lot of these issues with Windows 8? Maybe. Between the XBOXONE (with their attempt to force an always on camera and microphone into your living room, and their attempt to force always connected to the internet, in addition to MS being the first major company to sign up to the NSA's illegal PRISM program ...) I seriously just don't trust MS anymore. I'm also seriously put off by them forcing anything on consumers. All of the major defects of windows 8 were probably called out by testers months ahead of release and ...ignored. Windows 8 is kind of a last straw for me. I'll be switching to Linux on any machines I can, and as soon as I can ditch Windows entirely, I will.

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