Microsoft Windows 8.1 reviews

401 customer reviews

This software is a good all rounder.

£72 – £253 at 7 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

8.1 out of 10 based on 401 reviews.
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Hannah, no thanks

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
all
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Features 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2016

Tony, Evesham Computer shavey

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
I bought this as the cheapest way to transfer my laptop which ran Vista to Windows 10
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 7.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Features 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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4 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Jul 2015

Nick, Colchester small business user

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Probably an unfair review.
I only bought Windows to run my accounts program on a MAC, so rarely use the windows aspect.
I find 8.1 not very user friendly, but then I'm not using it much so not getting to know my way around it. I much prefer the MAC system
Overall rating 1.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Features 1.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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2 of 14 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Mar 2015

David, St annes on Sea Highly experienced computer user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Very quick start up once you have sorted out how to get a decent desktop page similar to Windows 7. Works very well with the touch screen. Ok when you have found your way around. Some changes are for 'changes sake'. A good price for this version from this retailer.
Bad points:
Not easy to set up. Very frustrating and difficult to find installed programmes(not apps) from the desktop. Ok for Apps from the touch screen. It's a 'must' to pin them to the taskbar.Do your homework if you want to set up without having to log in to the Microsoft account each time it starts or each time you wish to do anything. Needs constant updates like any Windows OS.
Overall rating 7.0
How easy to set-up 2.0
Features 5.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Mar 2015

Robert,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
All good
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Features 10.0
Performance 10.0
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Apr 2015

GS, UK Home PC Builder

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I like windows 8.1, no idea why so many others moan about it.
Really easy to install to SSD
No problem switching between desktop and tiles etc
Colour customisation good
Bad points:
No
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Features 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Jun 2015

Mark, Notts

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good OS - Looks Nice!
Bad points:
Can take some getting used to if you are used to older versions of Windows.
Overall rating 8.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Features 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Apr 2015

Product Features

Compatibility PC
Minimum Operating System Windows 7

Also known as: Build 2013: Windows 8.1, Oem - Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft MS WINDOWS 8.1, Windows 8.1

 

Manufacturer's Description

The new Windows 8.1 lets you watch movies or play games, chat with friends, access files anywhere or find your next favourite app in the Windows Store.

Important: Windows 8.1 full version is for Windows 7 users only.

Already running Windows 8? No need to buy Windows 8.1—you can update to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store.

Currently running Windows Vista or XP? First upgrade to Windows 8 – upon installation you can update to 8.1 for free.

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