Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (1PC) reviews

182 customer reviews

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

£83 – £86 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

7.8 out of 10 based on 182 reviews.
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Some customer reviews of Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (1PC)

Most helpful reviews

Richard, Stafford

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to set up.
Clean and a fast start up
Bad points:
Its windows 8, start screen, apps and all that rubbish.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Features 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Apr 2014

Mark,

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Relatively Cheap
Latest windows.
Bad points:
Horrific time updating.
Auto update failed on numerous occasions. (Had to 'roll back' in order to get Windows to update correctly)
Would recommend buying latest Windows 8 version to avoid issues with updating.
Overall rating 6.0
How easy to set-up 2.0
Features 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Mar 2014

Mark, Shropshire Computer Repairer

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Its the latest windows, with an update free
Quick Load Time
Very easy setup
Excellent for touch screen Computers/Tabs
Bad points:
Not the best for Desktop features as we know it
Not the best for mouse use
Overall rating 5.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Features 7.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Oct 2014

ERIC, kippax i am a 79

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
it's an os you like or you don't. I run it exactly like windows 7 but windows 8 is much quicker especially at start up.
Bad points:
still rather expensive
Overall rating 7.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Features 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Sep 2014

Olivia, Norwich

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
No unwanted packaging, just a great product, very easy to use, would highly recommend.
Bad points:
No bad points.
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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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 May 2014

Nayeem, Birmingham good company to buy

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I am happy
Bad points:
No bad points
Overall rating 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Jun 2014

Julian, Truro, Cornwall I know a bit

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The latest Windows operating system, when the latest upgrade is applied
Bad points:
The Free upgrade is a 3.5GB download
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Features 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Jun 2014

Product Features

Compatibility PC
Minimum Processor Speed (MHZ) 1000
Media format DVD
Minimum RAM (GB) 2

Also known as: Microsoft Windows 8, 64-bit,, Microsoft Windows 8, 64bit,, Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit

 

Manufacturer's Description

Your Windows, everywhere – Perfect it once, have it always. Log in to each of your devices running brand new Windows 8 and your personal apps and setting are available, straight away.

Connected to your people -Your apps light up with connections to your most important people. Information from the services you connect to Hotmail, Messenger, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more appears right inside the Mail, Messaging, and People apps, at your finger tips!

Connected to your files – Connect across multiple devices you use everyday like a phone or PC, SkyDrive, Facebook, Flickr, and other services, so you can smoothly get to all your photos and files.
Apps

All the Apps you could ever want – Applications are at the epicenter of Windows 8. You’ll be able to get in the know quickly with a set of built-in apps for the you need the most. Designed for your connected lifestyle, the apps merge with the services you use daily.

Built-in Apps – By using Windows 8, your whole computer is “cloud-connected”. You’ll benefit from new Microsoft-Mail, Calendars, SkyDrive, Photo media, People, and Message apps that are linked with services like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter just by intergrating them with your Microsoft account.

Apps work together – In Windows 8, apps work together so you can share information between them and streamline your work. For example, the Photos and Mail apps are connected, so you can select a picture from an album in your Photos app and email it to one of your contacts with a single click. No more opening your mail separately and attaching the picture. You can enable apps to include content from SkyDrive, share with your contacts in the People app, and send mail to people you know.

The Start Screen
Make it yours – Personalise your start screen with the thing you care about most, Organise and customise it the way you want.

IE10: A New Browser for a New Windows

Fast and fluid – Built for speed, Internet Explorer 10 brings you a quicker web experience. Whether loading websites, sharing files, or going to and from sites to apps, it all runs at a speed equal to apps on your own PC.

Intuitive – Surf the web with ease. There when you require, tabs and navigation controls appear at the swipe of your finger. To Share websites with friends—just tap and swipe. And pin individual sites to Start for one–click access.

A more trusted Web – Increased security, increased privacy, increased peace of mind: Building on innovations such as SmartScreen & Tracking Protection, Internet Explorer has been made to work with the security platform of Windows to give you more control over your personal information and help to keep you safe from online dangers.
Longer Life

Great experience across many different devices – Since Windows 8 runs on low-power computers, you can work much longer on a single battery charge. This means you can stay connected so your PC is ready whenever you are. Battery life is Increased and connections are stronger so you’ll be able to find a device to suit you for work or play. Low power requirements are also helped by the increasing number of energy-efficient devices that are designed to work on Windows 8.

Share between devices – Tap and Do works on mobile devices equipped with Near Field Communications. You can tap two devices together and share information, its so simple. Tap and Setup is another feature available on Windows 8 that lets you quickly connect wireless devices, such as keyboards, mice, headphones, and speakers by simply tapping them up against your computer. No more pin’s passwords or complicated setups!
It’s Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 quickness and reliability. It’s a modern touch interface. It’s a Windows for all devices. And it’s so simple to try now – whether you’re using it for the first time, or moving from Windows 8 consumer preview.

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