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Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit - OEM

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Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and offerings.

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Microsoft
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WN7-00615

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Windows 8.1 64-bit
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64-bit
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  • jorge r.
  • 4/16/2014 9:53:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggslearning curve

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: nice OS don't mind missing start button and the xbox/tablet like interface is pretty nice even without touchscreen works great with a good computer i5 and up( do not install in a cheap computer or a laptop)

Cons: has a learning curve
pretty useless if you are going to put it in a laptop or a cheap pc
if 1st time install to a pc can get pretty glitch but if you know what your doing it works fine at the end

Other Thoughts: again has a learning curve

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  • Barry E.
  • 4/14/2014 3:46:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot XP or even Windows 7

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: Starts fast, Stable mostly, Operates like a table

Cons: Takes some time to get used to. A learning curve. This is a big change from Win7.

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  • Justin C.
  • 4/13/2014 7:45:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCome On Bill.

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: Revolves around windows 7
Fast boot times

Cons: Its just windows 7 with some apps. Its pretty bad.

Other Thoughts: "oh look we added a strat button that you guys were complaining about!" takes you to the apps. Come on Bill!

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  • nicholas s.
  • 4/11/2014 12:04:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsit is in fact windows 8.1

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: i like window 8.1 lots of peeps dont like it but i do

Cons: get the retail version if you dont know what oem is all about. also i have found that some optical drives have a problem reading it. laptop drives in particular. and if you run into that problem your key will not work on a retail copy that you can download from microsoft.

Other Thoughts: it does take some time to learn how it is different from win 7. some builds like mine (AMD A10 7850k processor) run better with win 8 than win 7. and change it so it boots to desktop mode if you dont have a touch screen

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  • Joel H.
  • 4/10/2014 12:08:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest Yet, Do Not Get Windows 7!

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: Fast
Streamlined
Simple
Updates/ patches
Best yet for gaming
Looks clean and sleek

Cons: Apps screen ( you can delete apps you do not want and disable the live update ones)

Other Thoughts: Buy Windows 7? What kind of advice is that? Windows 8 is new, it takes some time to get accustomed to. I firmly believe the negative reviews are all people who cannot adapt to a new operating software. Its faster, it allows a gaming system to use less resources, it looks better, and any problems it had were fixed long ago. I have used Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 is the best. I would never buy a new operating system in the first year it is released, give the developers time to fix bugs, but do not buy windows 7 a four year old system, you are risking the windows staff from cutting off support not to mention game developers and program developers support.

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  • Jonathan J.
  • 4/8/2014 8:54:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGet Windows 7

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: Better than original Windows 8

Cons: Nowhere near as smooth and streamlined as Windows 7

Other Thoughts: 8.1 is definitely an improvement over 8.0, I'll say that. But neither can hold a candle to 7. Microsoft is up to its old tricks again with the alternating good-bad releases of operating systems. It almost seems like they purposely release a bad one to make the good ones look better. Let's review:

Windows 98 Second Edition: great
Windows Millenium Edition: awful
Windows XP: great
Windows Vista: awful
Windows 7: great
Windows 8/8.1: awful

Definitely skip Windows 8 and either get Windows 7, wait for the next Windows, or go Linux.

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  • mark p.
  • 4/4/2014 12:42:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI like it..

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: Gee was EZ to load. Works and is way better then 7 or 6 . there is a little down arrow hit it and you got a real cool page to call up any program in your PC.

Cons: it is still not free.

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  • Jeremy F.
  • 4/1/2014 4:38:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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3 out of 5 eggsA LOT Better then the old 8!!

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: Convenience.
Boots Fast. Like a few seconds fast.
Easier to maneuver than the original iteration.
My Mother had 8 new. Before the updated 8.1.
She and I both hated it!
No folders, just mundane digging for folders.
Its still the same. Just tamed down a bit if you will.
You now have a mock up version of a desktop.
You won't like not being able to see sub folders in the hierarchy. I mean if you did not know you had a snipping tool; you would never "search" for it to actually find it!!
They should have opted those of us that do not have touch screens to have the old format.

Normally I would give this messy/bug a 3 egg review. But since the patches, it is definitely getting easier to navigate without having to use the "Charms".
And because I cannot offer a half egg; it will still get a 3 egg review.

Cons: For all the conveniences of portability and cloud storage; Windows 8.1 still has its bugs.

It asks that you create a Windows Live account to link your actual computer account with your mail and other "apps".
This also will link your gamertag if your a gamer.
Your local weather among other features.
There is an option to change your sign-in at boot, to a "Localized" account.
However, if you disable the Live sign in, without the right updates, your next future update will hang!!
And we all know your not supposed to power down Windows when its updating...

I found out the hard way.

I honestly believe that Microsoft is not just offering convenience. They are offering it at a price. One account to rule them all if you will.
And if a hacker gets your info.

Well.. enough said.

Yes I too think it goes a little deeper then just centralized portability/convenience.

Disabling the Live login still doesn't do Windows 8.1 justice.
Being fast at boot and having a more simplified G.U.I. is not going to win any awards if we cannot find all our familiars,

Other Thoughts: I think if Microsoft wants us to love their newest operating system as much as they do; they need to consider those who do not have all the amenities of a touchscreen monitor.

Even if you do, its still a train wreck to find something that you know should be where it used to be.

If you want blazing fast boot times, then get Windows 8.
If you would rather get a coffee while your PC boots, then stick with Windows 7 for now.
I was honestly talked into windows 8(.1).
I am a little happy with it.
But as a guy who values his privacy. I cannot recommend you update right now. I wished I would have went with my better judgement.
Here's hoping Windows 8.2 fixes this mess of a hierarchy and privacy woes.

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  • Evan C.
  • 4/1/2014 4:27:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: Works just as intended without any hiccups

Cons: I wish it had came in a case instead of a small folder. Durning shipping it could have been damaged but it was okay. Just a small detail

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  • K M.
  • 3/31/2014 4:33:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's a grower!

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: It's fast! Interface is clean and the OS is stable. I have experienced no issues with crashes or incompatibility.

Cons: Absolutely it takes some getting used to, sometimes I forget where to find the 'control panel' of all things but it is easy to just create shortcuts to programs and place them on your taskbar.

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