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Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version (32 & 64-bit)

  • Start screen with live tile
  • Personalize with apps
  • Windows Store
  • Start button in desktop mode
  • Sync across devices
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Windows 8.1 has new ways for you to personalize your PC, and includes a wave of awesome new apps and services. Work the way you’re used to, and do more at once with more apps. Bing smart search gives you results from your PC, your apps, and the web. Results are in a clean, graphic view, so you can go where you want right from the search results. Open the Windows Store right from your Start screen to browse and download apps for cooking, photos, sports, news, and more. 

Great for work and play, Windows 8 tablets and PCs are powerful, stylish, and built to go where you go. Get a Windows 8 tablet or PC now, and you can update to Windows 8.1 for free!

  • newegg Search once. Go anywhere. A single search now brings you results from your PC, your apps, and the web. See results in a clean, graphic view that lets you take immediate action and launch apps. Search, click, do. Find a song and start playing it, or find a video and watch it right away. Powered by Bing.
  • newegg More apps to love You'll notice that the Windows Store has a new look, which makes it easier to discover and download new apps. And the apps that are included with Windows 8.1 Preview let you do a bunch of cool things. For example, with Reading List you can save articles and stories across apps and devices, and the updated Photos app gives you fast and fun editing.
  • newegg Make it yours Set up a slide show on your lock screen by picking your favorite pictures. Arrange the stuff on your Start screen so it's just the way you want it. Choose from more tile sizes, more colors, and more backgrounds – including animated backgrounds.
  • newegg Built-in cloud storage SkyDrive is now the default location for saving documents. So you always have your files wherever you go, even when you're offline. And with the included SkyDrive app, you can manage both local files and SkyDrive files in one place.
  • newegg Fast, full-screen browsing When you get Windows 8.1 Preview, you also get to check out the new Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer 11 Preview is built for touch, with faster load times, a full-screen experience that includes side-by-side browsing of your sites, and real-time info delivered on your Start screen through live tiles for your favorite sites.

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  • harry j.
  • 12/5/2014 7:39:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIt takes a little getting used to

Pros: Looks very clean
Search feature is nice to find things quickly
I actually like the One Drive integration, but if you don't want to use it then it could be a negative.

Cons: Takes a bit of getting used to, it's obviously made for devices with touch capabilities.
Internet Explorer is just about impossible to get rid of.

Other Thoughts: I don't see what all the fuss is about. Yes, it takes a few days to get used to the lack of the start menu and other small differences, but there are other ways around it. In fact, you can just left click the icon for a more basic version of the W7 start menu, instead of using the other options.
If you have a choice between W7 and W8 on a non-touch computer, go for W7. However, don't go out of your way to avoid W8, since it isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be, it just takes a little bit to figure everything out.

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  • Peter B.
  • 11/30/2014 8:15:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFull retail version

Pros: Fast boot time

Cons: You can tell it was designed for touch-tablet and not desktop PC

Other Thoughts: Once you get used to the new interface, you think "What's all the shouting about?" We've all gone through the same learning curve with every iteration of Windows.I liked Win 7, but, I wouldn't give up the fast boot time of Win 8.1 to go back to Win 7.

I decided on the full retail version because I heard of a few "horror" stories of some builders who couldn't register their OEM versions (and, no register, no security upgrades). I'm not a registered "builder" and for the extra $20, I figured just get the full retail package and there won't be any drama.

I would buy this software again, even if Win 7 was still available.

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  • Nels F.
  • 11/24/2014 12:31:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsW8

Pros: It works

Cons: MS just shifted the functions to different locations. Change is not needed when compared to W7. Should have bought W7.

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  • mastercard .
  • 11/12/2014 7:40:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWindows 8.1

Pros: none

Cons: bad disc

Other Thoughts: after a new build and ready to fire things up no such luck. setup cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file. well maybe its a bad dvd drive i will buy another one. no, that was not it so lets try another ssd. no, that's not it either. must be this disc.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/2/2014 8:13:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost great

Pros: Incredibly fast and problem-free install on a new desktop with Samsung EVO 256 GB SSD (C drive), Intel i7-4770K, 16 GB RAM, 4xSATA3 HDs, on Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H-CF MB. Impressive security even compared to Win 7. Native support for USB 3.0 is very welcome!

Cons: Tiles were not as intuitive as they should be for a general user. I'm a computer expert and struggled to get a hang of configuring this feature. 1 Star was deducted.

Other Thoughts: My 11 month experience with this OS has been overwhelmingly positive, despite the storm of comments about how dreadful it is. For example, what's the big controversy about the Start menu? Hopefully, the earlier version of this feature will not replace the method in Win 8.1.

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  • Lynn L.
  • 10/31/2014 12:14:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo complaints

Pros: Supports larger RAM per task, which is helpful with 3D rendering (& I'm running an AMD 8-core CPU). Other than that I tend to mainly edit LibreOffice docs or do Python coding, neither needing much power.

My wife likes 8.1 for what she does - email and facebook.

Cons: Sometimes seems a bit ... vague? I'm sure it is just familiarity, but at times it does weird things, asks weird questions.

One really silly thing, In have one Win8 system with a 24-inch touch screen. Yet the pop-up keyboard is still only 1/2 the screen with two panes (or 'pains') one needs to toggle between. Why not make it wider on wide screen?

Other Thoughts: I use Win7 on most of my systems, and when you add, then Win8 UI is 99% Win7

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  • Cagan G.
  • 10/20/2014 5:18:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI like the tablet interface

Pros: It's more stable than Windows Vista and 7.

Cons: None, unless you have never handled a tablet and this new interface is bothering you.

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  • leroy w.
  • 10/15/2014 4:52:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Its the newest windows OS

Cons: Hate the goofy start menu other than that its fine

Other Thoughts: this OS seem to be optimize for a touch screen tablet or desktop

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  • James L.
  • 10/14/2014 1:37:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great.

Pros: Everything runs fine with my new build.

Cons: Takes some getting used to.

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  • MR S.
  • 10/8/2014 2:51:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNever had a problem

Pros: I stuck this into an external drive, and booted the machine. Setup came up instantly.

Cons: There is a BIG bug in the version on the disk AND the installed version after all patches. For some reason, it thinks Alaska is 16 hours ahead of pacific time .... (We are AKST (-1 PST)). I had the manually set the time, because the the bug with the timezones are broken as well.

Other Thoughts: I have downloaded and installed the beta as I am developer with a MSDN account. So I knew what I was getting into as I have to update my applications to work on Windows 8.x. I have the retail version installed on multiple machines, so this is nothing new.

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