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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit - OEM

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  • Christopher D.
  • 9/15/2014 7:49:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMicrosoft OS...

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit

Pros: Fast, easy, smart... Touchscreen support. MS has actually worked fairly hard on support features. When I initially got this running, Win Update wouldn't work. I used the built in Win Update troubleshooting tool, and after literally 30 seconds, Win Update was working.

Cons: Tiles. I don't like them, but not enough to deduct anything from the review.

Other Thoughts: I have used pretty much every MS OS since Windows 4.1, including Win 95, 98, ME, 2k, XP, Vista, and 7. Compared to Vista, this OS is brilliant (then again, having a toaster in your bath with you would be brilliant compared to Vista). Compared to Win 7, this OS is a decent step up. My biggest pet peeve with previous Windows OS was the fact that they were absolutely crazy expensive. Seeing how MS dropped the price on this OS down to something I would consider reasonable, I decided to pull the trigger. It took me around 15 minutes to get most of the OS set up the way I wanted it. Right Clicking the lower left corner button brings up a menu with lots of really useful stuff for configuring and managing advanced settings.

The Tiles are a pain. Luckily, they can be moved, removed, or added at will. For a mouse and keyboard system, the Tiles are not as intuitive as they could be. I am planning on buying a Touch Screen in the future, mostly because my favorite game already supports it, and I suspect the Tiles screen will be more useful then.

I have a valid Win 7 Ultimate key, and I had planned on switching back to that if I didn't like Win 8.1. Luckily, I like the way 8.1 works so much that i won't have to go that route.

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  • Lisa F.
  • 9/13/2014 4:04:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWindows 8.1

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit

Pros: I love it, the best of both worlds nothing lost in new things.

Cons: takes getting used to but what doesn't

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  • Martin A.
  • 9/10/2014 10:10:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsOverpriced, not for consumers

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit

Pros: De-facto OS everything is compatible with
Has all the features and settings provided you know how to find and use them

Cons: $140 is a joke to have to pay when other OSs are FREE! And its just standard software!

Until Microsoft realizes that no sane person will pay this much every other year, you're going to be better of ripping it off from online and buying a good component with the money you saved.

You make it unreasonably high priced, people won't buy it, simple. $20 would be acceptable for a license key, I'm not a corporation.

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  • ALEXANDER J.
  • 9/10/2014 12:37:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsWindows 8

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit

Pros: Latest Microsoft Windows edition. Issues with gaming and other pet peeves are fallacies.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Do not connect your PC account to Microsoft! If you change routers, or need to access it in new locations this can cause massive headaches, it will encrypt the file system with a rotating cypher that must be retrieved from the web! Without access it requires expert knowledge to even get the device connected to the web. (Specifically, you have to boot from disc, manually replace accessibility tools with command.exe, reboot, use the System command prompt and the "net" directive to set up the NIC from the terminal.) The installation media will mislead you into thinking you /have/ to make a Microsoft account. You don't, there's a hyperlink at the bottom to make a regular PC account but it does not specifically say that is what it's for.

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  • MICHAEL O.
  • 9/6/2014 8:07:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsIt's an OS

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit

Pros: Bought to go with the updated SSD and RAM I purchased for an HP Laptop, which is being used for not only home use, but video editing while away. Since the laptop and editing program, including other software I have on this laptop utilize 64-Bit, might as well put an 64-Bit OS on. So, the haters can say what they want about Windows 8/8.1. But being retired from the IT sector, I can tell the difference between running this laptop with Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit and Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit. It is faster, boots faster, initializes the laptop components faster, etc..

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Pretty much stay up to date with all the Microsoft releases of OS's Only problem I have found is hardware manufacturers not wanting to update their software/firmware to utilize updated OS's (HP being one of the most notorious with their printers/scanners!). So take it all with a grain of salt, flush it down with something cool to drink (Water and Milk my favorites), and live life.

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  • EDISON L.
  • 8/28/2014 9:45:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsWIN 8.1

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit

Pros: better look faster and i seem to navigate better through this system than most other ones even though i have had win 7 and liked that very much im liking this a lot out of the box a lot better

Cons: none so far pretty new to it

Other Thoughts: have not encountered anything i dont like about it yet and i have been through the setup process not the upgrade and seems this one is better by far than the others to setup from new

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  • Shereef E.
  • 8/28/2014 7:18:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsI like windows 8

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit

Pros: I wish netflix/hulu are more keyboard friendly, they are mainly touch friendly

I use it as HTPC, like tiles, not amazing but good.
Performance wise, is amazing. no issues, crashes.

Cons: wish tiles can do more, more keyboard friendly

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  • Chris F.
  • 8/27/2014 2:56:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWin8.1 is a nice upgrade to Win8 or below

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit

Pros: Stable, boots very quickly, customizable now with ver 8.1. I upgraded from Vista to Win8 Pro & then patched to 8.1. Win8.1 is a nice improvement over Win8 because it gives you more options to use the 'look & feel' you want instead of feeling like the Start Screen is being rammed down your throat. Very stable platform for gaming & anything else you want to do.

Cons: New GUI is tailored to touch screen tablets so the features aren't as intuitive for a mouse/keyboard interface. Install takes forever but that's typical for all MS Windows OS's.

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  • Tim N.
  • 8/25/2014 1:03:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWeird OS

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit

Pros: Boots up fast, Lots of bells and whistles, Great built in driver support,

Cons: Confusing UI, Some built in apps are annoying as heck, wants me to sign to MS service immediately,

Other Thoughts: Great OS for the most part, but is meant for tablets than a desktop.

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  • Jonathan W.
  • 8/11/2014 2:11:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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4 out of 5 eggsPretty much win 7 with improvements

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit

Pros: So far I've had a lot less annoying security warnings and prompts.

Fast startup, about 7 seconds from me hitting the power button to starting a program, and smooth running.

Cons: I guess it's not a horrible thing but it's really not necessary either, why they had to keep a tablet type screen even for desktops I don't really get. Right now it's really just an extra screen I have to navigate though to get to things that could have just stayed in a start button.

Other Thoughts: I had little experience with windows 8 besides getting Norton off my grandparents computer, which came to me having to enter safe mode to delete all the files and registry entries manually since they can't even make a proper uninstall program apparently.

After that I decided I hated windows 8 and hated Norton even more than I did before. But with the 8.1 release and me wanting to build a new computer I figured it's be fine and it really is.

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