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Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit (Full Version)

Ships from United States. Most customers receive within 3-9 days.

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  • Customizable start screen
  • Touchable control
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Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit (Full Version)
Ships from United States. Most customers receive within 3-9 days.
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Rushed 10/11/2018 11:59:37 AM

Pros: If you love Apps, Social Media and the X-Box you will probably love this once you get used to it. Not to mention all the other software companies that have developed software to work with this Operating System. It basically turns your computer into an oversized cell phone. And It is one hell of an Ugly Program on the eyes

Cons: It seems to me that Microsoft pulled their cake out of the oven way under cooked. That cake is obviously Windows 8. There is so little support for anything to do with this version of Windows. Most 3rd party vendors have nothing ready or compatible for this version. No Drivers, very little support anywhere. Even Microsofts own "FIX IT" program does not work when you try to use it. You get a message claiming this does not work with this version of Windows in most cases . They rushed this thing out the door and left everybody scrambling and playing catch up !!

Overall Review: Of course people will get used to the shock of the difference of Windows 8 and what most of us would consider a normal Windows Operating sytem, but could Microsoft have made this version of Windows so friggin UGLY from a visual aspect. It is just plain UGLY.. However you can get to a somewhat normal desktop mode that makes you feel somewhat like you are still using Windows

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Kitchen system 3/21/2015 7:31:32 AM

Pros: Good product. The start menu is handy and present a convenient way to migrate to a tablet and back to the system.

Cons: There is a learning curve. Not all functionality is intuitive. There are two parts to this OS. One in windows 7 and one in Windows 8. For example, the user can browse the internet from the Desktop or the Start menu. Sadly the start menu browser does not receive the same updates as the counterpart and does not work with all sites.

Overall Review: OS should never be more than a 100$ :)

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
No problem 3/19/2015 8:37:44 AM

Pros: Windows 8 is okay i didn't really have any problems.

Cons: none its fine for me.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Fast 9/8/2014 2:08:12 PM

Pros: Windows 8 uses a hybrid shutdown state known as S4 which helps it boot quickly.
Supports touch screens.
Great for gaming.

Cons: No start button.

Overall Review: At first I hated the idea of getting windows 8 but after using it for a long amount of time it's really good.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Win 8 6/28/2014 3:32:41 AM

Pros: can't find any

Cons: Always online, difficult to locate files and installed programs. It just sucks

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
3/28/2014 9:31:56 AM

Pros: It's stable. It's not Vista (Or Millennium...). It looks cool. If you like mobile OS's you will be at home.

Cons: Works better with touch screens. Same complaints as everyone else, the re-design makes us old school crowd cranky because everything is moved in the name of "efficiency." I'd rather return to DOS...or just buy Windows 7. But touch and mobile are the way the world is heading.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
ugh! 2/19/2014 7:14:12 AM

Pros: NONE

Cons: Not Workstation Friendly. Difficult to move around in OS finding work applications.

Overall Review: I have had Win8 for well over a year now & still struggling with it. About all I can say is, I am moving back to Win7, it games better and is more work friendly. Besides, I do not care to have MS "dictate" what is good for me.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Classic example of Microsoft jumping before walking. 2/9/2014 1:21:54 PM

Pros: It runs, boots faster, has multiple devices supported.

Cons: Hard to know where to start:
Does not allow use of multiple drives for os vs application. It benefits the system in multiple way. By using a small ssd for the os and a large hhd for applications this allows the computer to run fast across the ssd yielding a smoother and faster user experience while having plenty of space on a cheaper hhd. Also, this set up hardens your os as basic root .exe files and attachments are unable to write to the os or driver frame. I cannot understand why Microsoft insists on making sup par products and trying to muscle control of the market.

This is not game time ready. They did not backward test the drivers effectively so it is unable to run many add ons and devices that run great under every other os out there, but crash in a windows 8 environment.

Security? what security? This os will not allow direct access for restriction and closing of port 80 and other ip ports. They have written paths in the os to allow it to over-ride user setting and open up vulnerabilities.

Customer support is non-existent and rude. When/if you make the mistake of calling them they try to tell you your network is compromised and you need to buy $200 of tech support to get it working - seriously. This was having given no information outside of asking if and how I can purchase an end user boot disk to distribute with a machine. The oversea's call center guy actually started yelling at me even though I had not elevated my voice. So, if you have a problem, you are probably on your own or dependent on the open source community.

The start menu application registry is different then the desktop application registry, seriously. I could not believe it tell I had to work with it, but applications through the start registry are not in the desktop registry and vise versa. They give options of linking a start application to the desk top and vise versa, but this is not a new entry. What this means is that updates must be made in the correct instance, you can have two instances of the same application running at the same time that are blind to each other and other conflict issues. This seems the type of error a first year programming student would not make, but leave it to Microsoft.

Overall Review: If you have to use a windows environment, I would highly recommend going with Windows 7 PRO over this garbage.

If you can move away from a windows environment Mint is a much more stable and user friendly environment. The Mac os is also a good option and Apple actually understands what it means to "support" a product.

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