Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional reviews

68 customer reviews

+ This software has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on features.

£108 – £1298 at 5 retailers out of 421 retailers checked

7.7 out of 10 based on 68 reviews.
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Some customer reviews of Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional

Most helpful reviews

Barrister , System building is my

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I was able to install it on my new self built desktop.
Bad points:
Do not know any so far.
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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Confirmed purchase: 30 Mar 2015

Clive, South London

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Easy to buy
Bad points:
Typical Microsoft
Overall rating 5.0
How easy to set-up 5.0
Features 5.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Feb 2015

John, Dorset Software professional

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
good support fro drivers a devices
Bad points:
the infamous 'start menu' ( I gather it will be an option in W10)
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Features 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Nov 2014

Anthony,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Its good to have an actual dvd copy of Windows and not just a product key.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Features 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Sep 2014

Chris, Belfast PC Gamer from Belfast

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Nicely laid out
Easily customisable and simple to personalise.
Bad points:
Start menu is a pain at firs but when u get used to it it's fine.
Their was a lot of pointless "install by default" programs which cluttered the start and apps windows but fortunately they were easily removed.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Features 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Oct 2014

David,

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Colourful
Bad points:
Counter-intuitive, clunky, limited, frustrating
Overall rating 3.0
How easy to set-up 2.0
Features 6.0
Performance 4.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jul 2014

Muarrif, London ICT Professional

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Just looks pretty
Bad points:
Not very intuitive.
Much more complex to get to features that were easily accessible in Windows-7
Fragmented and not practical on a desktop
Overall rating 2.0
How easy to set-up 1.0
Features 3.0
Performance 3.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Sep 2014

Product Features

Compatibility PC
Minimum Operating System Windows 7
 

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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