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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit - OEM

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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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  • Dennis J.
  • 3/3/2015 6:34:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSurprisingly fast and easy to use

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

Pros: Windows 8.1 is an improvement over the initial offering of Windows 8. The improvement can be seen in the ability to use Windows 7 knowledge for finding your way around for one thing. The installation was the best that has ever come out of Redmond. It's ease of use generally throughout and speed if you are using a newer CPU, enough RAM (8GB) and boot it from an SSD - it's like a JimmyJohns delivery - freakie fast!

Cons: Really haven't experienced any. I am also testing Windows 10 though and it appears to have vast improvement over 8.1.

Other Thoughts: If you have the horsepower, upgrade to 8.1.

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  • jeff b.
  • 2/18/2015 6:07:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMuch Better than 8

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

Pros: Much better than 8. Boots into familiar desktop.
Quick Boot is awesome with SSD's (I'm ready in 20 secs.).
Free upgrade to Win 10.

Cons: Don't like the "APP" stuff too much.
Sometimes tricky to navigate.

Other Thoughts: It's not too shabby.

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  • Laura K.
  • 2/13/2015 8:22:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWindows 8.1, whoopee

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

Pros: Physical disk

Cons: The key code on the package is so tiny I needed a jeweler's loupe to decipher it.

Other Thoughts: Just the disk, no manual.

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  • B K.
  • 2/9/2015 6:54:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFree Win10 Upgrade!!!

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

Pros: I've been using Windows 8/8/1 since it released (and in beta to lesser degree). Built a new system, and saw that there is a free upgrade to Win10. So I bought it.

Cons: None

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  • Timothy S.
  • 1/28/2015 4:50:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsOEM means --

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

Pros: A lot of things do work, but Metro...ugh.

Cons: To me there at least two very worst aspects to this offer:
1. It's OEM! That means that you can not put it on your next build. Unless you call MS and beg, and maybe you can, if you don't change too much (hdd, ok, but not new motherboard: am I wrong?)...sheesh Pro should mean PRO, buy it, use it, put it on your next build, you gave us money, enjoy.
2. METRO! Slows down slower computers a lot, medium builds somewhat, measurably on fast computers.
3. haha, you can no longer see how big files and directories are that are selected in File Explorer. Removing this feature, which I use a lot, was tragically stupid. Did they lose the code? Perhaps someone had pepper on their salad? I do NOT get it! I have not been able to restore it after a year....

Other Thoughts: A lot has been said about the problems in Windows 8 choice of interface. Many problems are so epic that MS is skipping a generation # to try to distance itself with the NBT! (next big thing) And it's giving that one, 10, away. Note, it will have fatal flaws that will never be disclosed; it already has working back doors for the Now Secure A gen zy. It has screen doors off the porch for Chinlee hackers to gain direct access.

OEM is bound to gain a new meaning: perhaps the software will bond with the hardware and you will not be able to upgrade unless you're Greek?

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