Microsoft Windows 8 Pro - Upgrade [Old Version]
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Microsoft Windows 8 Pro - Upgrade [Old Version] is rated out of 5 by 669.
Rated 1 out of 5 by romans from BEWARE! Windows 8 is a Radical Change! Windows 8 is a poor "upgrade" from previous windows operating systems when used on a desktop computer that is used for working instead of entertainment. Notice all of Microsofts advertisements focus on entertainment things a person might do with a pad, instead of daily work using office products, mail, etc. This application might be great on a pad or smartphone where the use of apps is prevalent, but is trash on a non-touchscreen desktop. Also be warned that there is NO classic mode to back this operating system into a Windows 7 performance characteristic, and Microsoft will not provide an older operating system to replace Windows 8 on a new computer sold with Windows 8.
Date published: 2012-11-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by Exasperated from Trying hard to get back to Windows 7 I sympathise with all the detailed criticisms of Windows 8 available by googling Windows 8 (I was going to attach a link, but the terms and conditions don't allow this# and the recent reviews on the Microsoft website itself. If Microsoft were confident about Windows 8, I'd suggest that it extend downgrade rights to all those who have, like me, unwittingly purchased computers with Windows 8 pre-installed #instead of only extending downgrade rights to enterprises which have purchased Windows 8 Pro computers), and let people vote with their feet. I have now spent a considerable amount of time trying to get Windows 8 to work for me, to little avail.
Date published: 2013-01-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by Chartax from Worst desktop operating system ever imagined. This would be a great operating system if it kept to where it's great -- interfaces with little screen space and touchscreens. As instead, Microsoft have forced usage of an awful desktop interface across all devices in an attempt to push through sales of their tablet and phone... I'm an expert and actually a Microsoft Certified Professional and I would not recommend Windows 8 to anyone. It broke on four separate occasions and I had to run bootrec from the recovery console and replace ntoskrnl! Manually! four times. This is completely unacceptable. Back on Windows 7 now and the only things worth upgrading for should just be in a Service Pack or Powertoys for Windows 7.
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by Greg49 from Not what I expected I have been using a wide variety of operating systems for 30 years. Mostly Windows 7 lately. I'm sort of disappointed with the Windows 8 format not allowing some of the previous settings in the user interface to be made. This software is mainly geared to touchscreen devices although you can use a mouse. I put it on my laptop and I definitely will not put it on my desktop machine. This technology most likely emulates that of cell phones that use data such as a touch screen iPhone. I haven't found much personnel use for any data phones. I do all that stuff at home on a desktop computer. I use a standard cell phone just to make a phone call.
Date published: 2012-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by pops from Cd's would could not be read from dvd player. MS support sent copy online, support was excellent. many good third party apps help with missing items. MS support was excellent in resolving problem. I do not know how to re-install Win 8 if ever necessary as the CD's will not work. I hope that is not necessary in the future. Product is somewhat confusing far a laptop, It probably works better on a touchscreen. To close out a tile it is harder to grab the top and slide down to close instead of clicking on the "X" in win 7. The tiles have some benefits as Apps can be easily installed and more decent ones are appearing. Am getting used to the two sides of Win 8 but it would be nice if the active tiles could be resised and layered as in Win7 as we often have several items running at the same time.
Date published: 2013-02-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by bwillwall from Complex in pointless ways I am not really fond of the fact that it is so confusing to use that I had to look up a tutorial to turn my computer off. I feel that the start screen corner shortcut would be a nice optional feature but not necessary. Same thing with the welcome screen and having to click to login, pointless and unnoticeable to a beginner. People are going to have to completely re-learn how to use their computers and hopefully will realize switching to a mac would actually be easier. It's also not really compatible with ANYTHING correctly, I don't understand how they rewrote the OS to break compatibility with programs so much. Then again it is Microsoft, and Windows.
Date published: 2012-10-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by Booo from Don't like it I have transitioned from every MSDOS, PCDOS, DRDOS, and Windows version. This is by far the worst experience. If you want to watch movies and communicate with friends then this is fine. I got a new Laptop computer without touchscreen. I am beginning to think this will not work out. I primarily got this for work and at this point am still using my old computer. I know another at work did not even try to use his new computer. If you plan to use your computer as you have and do not want to learn a completely new OS then I suggest not purchasing WIN8. WIN8 appears to be for touchscreen tablets and phones. Serious business users beware this is much worse then the transition from XP to Vista. At this point I am not sure WIN8 is useable in a business environment.
Date published: 2013-01-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by Amarice from Give me a break! This OS is NOT the best. In fact, I was so ticked off at Microsoft for this horrible OS I almost traded my 360 for a ps3. The only good thing about this product is it's cheap value. This Operating System is designed for people with Tablets and Phones with likeness. If my PC/Laptop came with this, first thing I would do is format the hard drive. I'm not one for support of Mac and their expensiveness but if this is the future --Count me OUT. My computers (all of them) will hold Windows 7. If Microsoft ever made this "free" as an update (required or not) I will continue to put more than one PC holding Linux. The only way I would ever purchase this is if I was giving it to someone I hated. Microsoft, you disappoint me.
Date published: 2012-10-31
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