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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit - OEM

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  • Michael S.
  • 4/9/2015 5:29:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's just so-so

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

Pros: Quick boot

Can use Classic shell

Good game performance

Cons: When you need to reference the document(s) you are reading to pull up another document, there is no world in which it is helpful to click "start" and have it cover up the document you need to reference.

Example: Wind 7:
Click "Start"
Point to "Word" ->pop-out of recent documents appears.
Reference the document number from document you are currently reading.
Select the appropriate document from pop-out.
Done.

Win 8.1
Same situation
click "Start"
---WALL APPEARS---
CANNOT reference current document
No pop-outs possible
Completely anti productive in a workplace environment.

Other Thoughts: You seriously need Classic Shell to make this OS productive for those who necessarily have to reference documents multiple times a day (especially when there are nearing 75 documents in Word, Excel, ppt, etc and they are all referenced by numbers).

It has all been said before (and defended against by those who do not require serious productivity, yet claim they do).

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  • Michael B.
  • 4/9/2015 4:48:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggswindows 8.1

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

Pros: Installed perfectly and no issues. It is windows 7 with a face lift. Some may not like the metro interface, but I kinda like it. Windows 8.1 seems a little faster than 7.

Cons: Don't care how you have to create a Microsoft account just to install and activate windows.

Other Thoughts: 8.1 runs fine. I may not care for creating an account, but it is not painful to do so. Great service from newegg.

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  • Michael B.
  • 4/9/2015 4:47:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggswindows 8.1

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

Pros: Installed perfectly and no issues. It is windows 7 with a face lift. Some may not like the metro interface, but I kinda like it. Windows 8.1 seems a little faster than 7.

Cons: Don't care how you have to create a Microsoft account just to install and activate windows.

Other Thoughts: 8.1 runs fine. I may not care for creating an account, but it is not painful to do so. Great service from newegg.

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  • Steven L.
  • 4/2/2015 7:21:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's aight

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

Pros: This is a fast, efficient OS with very little in the way of bugs (so far).

Cons: The UI is strange to say the least. Who wants apps on their desktop? Luckily you can completely ignore them and use desktop icons to access anything you want. The control panel is a bear to get used to though.

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  • patrick i.
  • 4/2/2015 2:17:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPease do not buy !

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

Pros: You will not buy this " dog with fleas " . One egg but only so Newegg doe's not get blamed for this travesty of an OS.

Cons: Laggy scattered non logical use of intuition , or lack there of.

Other Thoughts: As Mr Spock would say " I object to intellect without logic ! " Just scattering command icons across two separate screens necessitating more clicks to get it done, is just plain dumb. hey ! ms jugheads ! Stay away from the double lattes please ! Maybe a shot of Jack , or cognac or maybe two.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/25/2015 1:24:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsJust Saying

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

Pros: Not much to say ...Windows is Windows

Cons: No cons to be expressed

Other Thoughts: This is to address my previous review pertaining to receiving Windows 8.1 Professional without a COA label and the way newegg handled it. They have since contacted me and have resolved my issue to my satisfaction. Because of this I felt the need to give them the accolades they deserve.

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  • Danny J.
  • 3/24/2015 7:09:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust Saying

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

Pros: Windows is Windows

Cons: Small OEM system builder of 25 years and I a have never seen this before. Received a factory sealed copy of Windows 8.1 Pro with no COA label. The pink backing film was on the enclosed sleeve but no COA label.

Other Thoughts: I use newegg as a secondary vendor when my business needs a small quantity of items because of free shipping and sale prices. I have been a frequent and long time customer, yet when I contacted newegg about this matter I was simply told "sorry, nothing we can do".

I am sorry too, as newegg has been removed from my company's vendor list. Based on the frequency of my past purchase history I am surprised they are willing to lose my business over this. It is what it is...I am out $120 and they are out untold thousands in future sales.

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  • Lucious W.
  • 3/15/2015 10:14:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWarning for non-UEFI systems

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

Pros: Support for and provision of options for media, and data and file storage.

Cons: No warning in the product description that the Windows 8.1 32/64 bit version supports UEFI systems on a Windows 7 machine. I was unable to determine at first why the following message was displayed on the screen:

"Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

According to information from the MS product support website, "Booting from GPT is only supported for 64 bit editions of Windows 7 (and Vista) on UEFI based systems."

Other Thoughts: To install Windows 8.1 on non-UEFI systems (from Microsoft):

Option 1: If system does not support UEFI, delete all hard drive partitions and then create a new partition after backing up the data on your system; (b) boot from the Windows DVD and then click Install Now; (c) click Custom (Advanced) at the setup screen; (d) click Drive Options, select the partition (partitions) that you want to format, and then click Format to delete everything on that partition (partitions); (e) create a new partition and then select a partition on which to install Windows 8.1.

Option 2: If Option 1 does not work, then you will need to do the following to reformat the hard drive: (a) download and burn a Gparted ISO (the URL for the Gparted ISO is provided on the Microsoft site); (b) boot from the Gparted disk; (c) use Gparted to delete all partitions on the hard drive; (d) create a partition table to make a new partition table; (e) create a NTFS partition; and (f) boot from the Windows install disk and then install Windows.

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  • Terry D.
  • 3/11/2015 3:47:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWindows 8 / 8.1

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

Pros: Stable
I liked windows 7 x64 and had no complaints, it was very stable. I upgraded to Win 8 as a pre-order for just under fifty per key. It is also very stable. I won't go into metro since that topic has been rode to the ground. Classic Shell is the answer there.
Activation hassles with the upgrade win 8 versions were compounded by 8.1. Version 10 free upgrade looks promising, but I sure dread trying to do a clean install.
win 7> update >> Win8 >>>update>> Update repeatedly >>>Win 8.1>>>>> Update through metro>>repeat, >>>>>Win 10 Who knows. What ever happened to good ole working service Packs??

Cons: Activation Hassles.
What ever happened to good ole working service Packs??

Other Thoughts: What ever happened to good ole working service Packs??

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  • Wayne D.
  • 3/8/2015 3:59:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWindows 8.1 Pro 64 bit OEM

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

Pros: Well, its Windows. Is there ever really a pro?

Cons: Buggy. Not as stable as Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Start screen sometimes hangs. Had to reinstall it twice for stability. Wish the "refresh" windows option didn't delete everything on your hardrive except for windows apps.

Can't believe it doesn't come with a clock tile!

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