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Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit - OEM

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  • RYAN B.
  • 10/27/2014 8:10:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsSome issues

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: nice fast easy boot does its job

Cons: Screen blacks out with my gtx 750 ti

Other Thoughts: i am having an issue with windows 8.1 that i cannot find out why. I am in a college technology class and i have tried everything that i can think of drivers, connection, corrupted boot files, over heating, and type of connection and it has been nothing one thing that i noticed is that its with the desktop blacking out but when i am in a full screen program no issues i have re downloaded windows 8.1 3 times already and i was having no issues with windows 7

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  • Cody P.
  • 10/21/2014 10:40:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks As Advertised

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: Comes in a slim envelope style packaging with the Windows 8.1 install disc and the Product Key, worked great and installed with no problems.

Cons: None

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  • David D.
  • 10/20/2014 8:36:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsNo complaints here

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: It's an OS, easy to install, works fine. Installing Start8 got my classic Win7< start menu back so no complaining there.

Cons: None really, wish OS's in general were a little cheaper.

Other Thoughts: For those that found it hard to read the serial number. It was hard for me too at first, especially determining between G's, C's, and 6's, even in a well lit room. A trick I found very useful was to shine a flashlight on it and then they became easily distinguishable. Sounds like common sense but it works better than you might think. At first I thought magnifying glass, but didn't have one in the house.

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  • samuel b.
  • 10/18/2014 9:02:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: speed speed speed. this thing is lightning fast

INSTALL CLASSIC SHELL IMMEDIATELY. this will "fix" the start menu for free. This was my biggest hang up about moving to windows 8, but once i found out about this, i dove in immediately.

new task manager is great

Cons: charms suck, but you can limit how intrusive they are.

new start menu sucks for desktop/non touch screen users. If it weren't for classic shell, the whole experience would be ruined because of this.

Other Thoughts: save yourself a bit of money and go with the regular version over the pro version. The only reason, IMHO, to get the pro version is if you plan to have more than 16 gb of ram. I don't.

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  • Geoffrey L.
  • 10/12/2014 1:34:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsWin8

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: Its windows and it works.

Cons: CD-key is hard to read and it took a couple installations for my key to actually work on my new computer.

Other Thoughts: There's a learning curve coming from vista and 7 but so far I like it.

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  • Eric S.
  • 10/10/2014 7:26:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot their Best

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: There are some features intended for touch screens that do work well with the mouse. Poke-points or gestures that give you access to commonly used elements, like the control panel.

The important stuff (Chrome, Steam, etc.) seems to work without a hitch.

Cons: This is not an OS for anyone that likes to be hands-on or multitask. For example, the default Skype program is an always full-screen application. You can still download the old version but many system configuration applications will always be full-screen only.

The whole thing seems dumbed-down to work for the tablet crew. It sort of feels like Microsoft is telling me "Shh, you don't need to do that, here's a flashy animation and some primary colors to calm you down.".

There are plenty of other little irritations too. Such as the lack of out of box DVD playback capability and the irritating game of hide and seek I have to play to find things that I could easily find in Windows 7 to name a few.

Other Thoughts: Wait for Windows 10 or go with Windows 7.

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  • Allen W.
  • 10/7/2014 10:55:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst Windows Ever

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: Installation is somewhat easier than past versions. Beyond that, I can't think of any good things to say.

Cons: I have been building OEM Windows PCs since 1990.Win 8.1 is the least "user friendly" Win GUI ever. It is neither intuitive nor logical. MS has brought the Windows phone interface to the PC and the result is a disaster. Apple and Google wouldn't put out an OS that ventures so far from the accepted norm.

Other Thoughts: I now know without even having tried a Windows phone, that I would never buy one. MS appears to have set their own home on fire. I wish I could swap this software for Windows 7.

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  • Charles L.
  • 10/4/2014 1:44:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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4 out of 5 eggsIt's usable now

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: All the updates,and the addition of a third party Start Menu, have made this a decent operating system.

Cons: Seriously, can they make the product key any more difficult to read?

Other Thoughts: I've previosly used windows 8 on a tablet, and found the interface very annoying. Now with the updates in 8.1, it isn't as bad any more. And the addition of Third party Start Menu makes it as straightforward to use as Win 7.

I will warn you that trying to read the product key is quite difficult due to the extremely small font size and the fact it is printed on a colour-patterned background. Really not sure what Microsoft was thinking.

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  • Leah W.
  • 10/1/2014 3:47:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEvery Other version is good

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: None

Cons: This is not an upgrade from Windows 7.
It seems every other version of windows is good.
Im uninstalling and ordering Windows 7 64 bit OEM

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  • Stephen S.
  • 10/1/2014 12:18:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRead what you are buying. Package what you are shipping.

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit

Pros: None

Cons: Came poorly packaged with a "Final Sales Return Policy." Entire contents of the order arrived in a soft manila folder, lined with a minuscule layer of bubble wrap. The cardboard DVD case has an impression in it that bruised the DVD. DVD would not run.

Other Thoughts: Any money you save buying this will be null when your DVD arrives damaged. Addressing this issue, Newegg support directed me to a Microsoft support phone number. There I would be charged for a back-up copy as well as shipping. The total of this, combined with the Newegg purchase, will cost you more time and money than the worth of any pre-assumed gain.

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