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Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade
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1 out of 5 eggs Stick to 7 or buy 7 07/08/2014

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade

Pros: Runs Direct X 11 for newer video cards which is the only reason I left XP. Newegg delivered it fast as always.

Cons: Interface. The new Win 8 interface makes your whole computer like a smartphone interface! Get free app immediately so you don't have to deal with Metro that sets the interface back to 7ish interface. Then set everything like pictures to viewer and videos to iTunes but not set to XBOX!!! I don't own XBOX! I don't get why default is XBOX videos.
Worst thing about Metro mode is symbols that should be buttons ARE NOT!!!! You have to click pictures to link to other stuff and then you are stuck!!! AS in no back button or quit. I have had this since Febuary 2014 and only got it to run Battlefield 3 that I bought pre-order back in 2012 (I know, should have read system requirements. I had XP and GT8800 Vid Card which would not even install the game. Saved up for new card and then bought Win 8 on sale in 12/13 and was told it was horrible so didn't install until Febuary 2014. I don't have much of game budget, get what I can little at a time)
WELL Battlefield 3 had issues with Windows 8 and the EA boards I went to on Battlelog for at fix said go back to 7 (I NEVER HAD 7. I had XP which doesn't run Direct X 11 which is needed for BF3). Worst still I had issues with some of my Steam games like LFD2 and TF2 that I have played without issue for YEARS!!!! Finally got stuff to run with free 8.1 update. EXCEPT BF3 and BF4 (Yeah thought it might be better with 4. WRONG. Worst).
Don't waste your money. Get 7 if you have XP still.

Other Thoughts: I never had VISTA but, this is looking like worst. I heard 7 was just a reboot of XP. Microsoft needs to talk to people that use computers. I think their marketing team just uses tablets and phones and said "Hey instead of people always wishing their phone could do more like there desk/laptop lets just downgrade everything on the desk/laptop to be just a big of a pain to work on as a PHONE! BRILLIANT!" NOT!

palm Zire 31 PDA Intel ARM-based processor 200 MHz 160 x 160 Color STN IrDA
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Pros: None

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Replaced old m150 Palm. Cheaper than old palm and much better. I got for my wife who is a teache and she uses it non-stop. Get bigger SD card if you want MP3s, photos, and games. You will grow out of the 16mb that comes with it. newegg ROCKS!


Joseph S.'s Profile

Display Name: Joseph S.

Date Joined: 07/28/04

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 02/18/05
  • Last Review: 07/08/14
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