Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (Upgrade from Windows 7, XP, Vista) reviews

220 customer reviews

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

£53 – £103 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

7.2 out of 10 based on 220 reviews.
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Some customer reviews of Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (Upgrade from Windows 7, XP, Vista)

Most helpful reviews

Neal, Plymouth

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Computer now starts up very quickly. Some of the apps are quote good.
Bad points:
None - Cannot understand some of the negative comments from people who struggle to learn a few new keystrokes to navigate the OS.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Features 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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4 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Jun 2013

jay, twickenham

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
none
Bad points:
Chaotic, no easy to use,
Overall rating 1.0
How easy to set-up 3.0
Features 1.0
Performance 3.0
Value for money 7.0
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3 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Jun 2013

Confirmed purchaser

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
none
Bad points:
rubbish on a desktop
Overall rating 1.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Features 7.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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3 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Jun 2013

Sam, Taunton Technician

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good , fast, easy to use operating system. Give it a week and you won't want to go back to windows 7, upgraded a windows Vista PC works fine, drivers automatically found and downloaded :)
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Features 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Jul 2013

Rebecca, southampton blind, happy, polite, friendly.

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
You can view the weather and use calendar.
Bad points:
The bad thing is, as I am blind, I think there should be an audio Cd, which would explain to me and other blind users the layout of windows 8 and keyboard shortcuts.
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 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Jul 2013

Allan,

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Simple and easy to use
Bad points:
Due to the basics of the os, you need to find a decent skin from a 3rd psrty for installation on a non touch pc
Overall rating 8.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Features 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Jun 2013

Stephen, kidderminster regular guy

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Colourful
Bad points:
Does mot work on my notebook evrn though microsoft tested the compatability screen def stops it running so wastr of money for me
Overall rating 5.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Features 5.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Jul 2013

Product Features

Compatibility Windows 7
Compatibility Windows vista
Compatibility Windows XP
Minimum Processor Speed (MHZ) 1000
Minimum Processor Speed (MHZ) 1024
Minimum Operating System Windows
Media format DVD-ROM
Minimum RAM (GB) 2
product_code WIN8
Number of discs 1
product_subsection OPERATING SYSTEM
 

Manufacturer's Description

Offered here as an exciting upgrade for Windows 7, XP or Vista, Microsoft Windows 8 Pro is an innovative new operating system re-imagined to focus on you!

It’s all about you

Put what matters most on your start page and highlight all your important apps and sites. Spend less time searching with instant access to your favourite programs.

Personalise your Windows 8 by pinning your favourites to your Start screen and arranging them the way you want. The information you care about flows to you through live tiles and timely notifications.

Intuitive touch screen

The stunning fast and fluid Windows 8 start screen is optimised for touch and works great with a mouse and keyboard for quick navigation. Precise control is literally at your fingertips.

Multi-task

Snap two apps side-by-side and multitask. Chat with a friend as you scope out a map, or watch a video whilst writing an email – your options are almost limitless. Use great apps such as Mail, Calendar, Photos, Messaging and more for swift organisation.

Tap and Do works on mobile devices and allows you to simply ‘tap’ two devices together and share information.

Store more

Store your multimedia on SkyDrive and access your files, photos, videos and more. Wherever you go, you’re connected to the cloud. Anyone you share your computer with can have their own cloud-connected access by signing in with their own Microsoft account.

Apps galore

Browse and discover thousands of apps in the Windows Store. Try before you buy, read ratings and reviews, and share your favourites with your friends.

Less energy, more power

Windows 8 Pro is designed to deliver a great experience across a range of different devices, from ultra-fast desktops to low-power tablets. It can run on low-power CPUs so you can work for much longer on a single charge.

Beautifully designed for your connected lifestyle, Microsoft Windows 8 Pro provides you with a world of opportunities.

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