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Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version) - Download

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  • G P.
  • 1/30/2015 12:15:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot for Virtual Installation

Pros: Who Knows?

Cons: You see full version, you think, "I am buying the ability to install clean, without a prior Windows installation; that is an upgrade" And you are WRONG.

The program you get (not Windows) only allows you to download if you are already running Windows. HOW IS THAT NOT AN UPGRADE VERSION?

SO, if you are installing on a VM let's say, and you are trying to do the right thing and pay for a legit license, you are hosed.

That's because this version will not allow you to download 64-bit if you are on a 32-bit system. Sure that makes the novice not able to kill their computer, but it keeps me from being able to install anything. I have a license for 32-bit Win7, and access to other 32-bit computers, but I want to install on a 64-bit system. And, you can't do that, not with this. You can't just go download an iso either, WHICH is what YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO.

Only Microsoft would make it so much easier to cut of your own head than install their product.

Oh, and don't try and use Windows 10 as the go between either, platform not supported. You know what platform isn't supported? Windows.

Wasted money.

Other Thoughts: Seriously, use Linux, buy a Mac, just let Windows die.

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  • Donny H.
  • 1/25/2015 11:21:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet!!!!

Pros: I'm able to work on my build on a Sunday after having no OS on Saturday. Needless to say, I'm smiling. Everything went smooth as glass. This is the second time I've done this and the ability to download and create your install disk is a blessing, indeed.

Cons: I have none.

Other Thoughts: The only real requirement is to PAY ATTENTION. If you are sloppy or distracted, I can see where problems could pop up. Have your printer on and ready and all the rest of it is just follow the bouncing ball.

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  • Christopher V.
  • 1/19/2015 9:11:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThis is not an .iso

Pros: The Product Key #.

Cons: This requires Windows 7 to run.

Other Thoughts: This points to a download file that is an installer that requires Windows to run. If you are trying to install a virtual machine, then you will need to find someone with a Windows PC running at least Windows 7 to create the installation .iso. So, if you are trying to find a legal way to install Windows on a Mac, buy a installation DVD instead. You are not saving any time doing it this way.

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  • Amanda S.
  • 1/6/2015 3:07:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot a good Mac Option

Pros: Windows 8.1 immediately to download

Cons: The installer provided by New Egg and Microsoft don't work on a Mac computer. So you have to have access to a computer already running windows to even be able to download it. This is ridiculous in my opinion and makes the whole thing a big mess and a huge hassle, if you can even do it.

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  • Ian C.
  • 12/30/2014 5:53:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOnly Good for Code

Pros: It's Windows 8.1, and I love Windows 8.

Cons: I have ended up having to create an ISO file on a flash drive with the Windows Media Creator, and hopefully that will work. All you really get if you do not have a past OS on a machine is the activation code. It takes a little more time, but it gives you something to do while you are waiting for the parts!

Other Thoughts: Just be aware that you cannot put this on a flash drive and have it work. You have to do additional steps.

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  • Stephen M.
  • 11/17/2014 1:21:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWaste of money!

Pros: fast boot up!

Cons: everything works great but unfortunatlly I cant play dvds! Windows media player cant find my optical drive. Then I read the Microsoft reviews and I have to get the Microsoft media center pro package?

Other Thoughts: overall im goin back to windows 7!!

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  • ERIC J.
  • 11/10/2014 9:06:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPoor Description - Revised

Pros: Overall good OS, was relatively easy to install once I had an understanding of how the installer would work.

Cons: The OS has a lot of limiting factors, and takes a fair amount of getting used to. The installer is a little confusing. Must be downloaded to a current windows computer, and then it will let you create an ISO, or build a bootable thumb drive.

Other Thoughts: Just to clarify, this is an revised version of my other review. I could not find a way to update my review.

During my initial install, i thought it was going to install windows 8 on the PC that I was downloading to, when the installer said "getting things ready"; but it was getting ready to help me build an ISO or thumb drive. I did both.

I would say overall a good product, I'm happy with my investment.

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  • ERIC J.
  • 11/3/2014 10:18:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Description

Pros: latest version of windows

Cons: lots of misleading information on this page. I've tried multiple ways to get an ISO from the download, as many people who 'answered' questions stated, but I have been unable to do so. I'll have to find a way to get windows 7 on my new computer, to be able to load the full version of windows 8.1 on it.

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  • Andrew J.
  • 8/13/2014 7:08:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBEWARE! This is Windows 8.1 UPDATER NOT 8.1 ITSELF

Pros: None - as delivered by Newegg this is useless if you want to install to a new PC, Mac hardware or virtual machine UNLESS you have a Windows 7 or higher machine handy to supposedly make an ISO.

Cons: Your download will be Windows 8.1 UPDATER and not the full version of Windows.You are supposed to be able to make an ISO IF you have a Win 7+ machine but I have not been able to test making ISO as I do not have a compatible Windows machine. THIS IS NOT A FULL PRODUCT THAT YOU WILL DOWNLOAD,

Other Thoughts: I have complained to Newegg about this. I have paid for a product that I cannot receive. Nowhere on this product listing does it state the conditions for receiving the file and then getting the product. In my opinion it is their responsibility to deliver what I have paid for in good faith - A FULL VERSION OF WINDOWS 8.1. If there is a satisfactory resolution I will update this review.

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  • Richard E.
  • 7/17/2014 9:01:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsI am not buying this

Pros: Mostly none, it does have a "classic desktop" but these blocks are stupidly big compared to desktop icons.

Cons: the mouse function of disappearing I have tried on the preview version. Nothing is more annoying as to have the PC's primary operating tool, the mouse, fooled with.

Other Thoughts: Microsoft needs to be nationalized as it is so big it is almost a public utility in that computer users. Product key experations are just planned obsolescence and Microsoft could have fixed that, with a self registry of your motherboard, hardrive IP address and that kind of thing.

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