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Microsoft - Windows 8.1 32/64-bit

( 4.3 Average / 120 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Microsoft

Part #

WN7-00578

Version

Windows 8.1

Mode

32/64-bit

Maximum Supported Memory

128GB

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Reviews

MasterSniper3731 21 points 32 months ago

Extremely fast, easier to navigate than Windows 8, and easy to install.

someta 19 points 32 months ago
from completed build Baby

Hate on it if you want, but it's great with 3rd party applications like Classic Shell. I do miss the Aero theme though (and the '97 reskin option)...

CaptainSiscold 9 points 32 months ago
from completed build Artech Storm: Challenger

For all the hate Windows 8 gets, 8.1 is a big improvement. Go install Classic Shell, do a quick registry tweak to remove the "swipe to unlock" picture (make a backup first!), and you have Windows 7 with a speed boost. For power users, the Task Manager and the file transfer progress indicator are MUCH better than on Windows 7. Plus, since this is a retail copy, you can reinstall Windows whenever you need/want to with no issues.

critical-hit 29 points 32 months ago
from completed build Critically Fractal

While 8.1 is an improvement over 8 in terms of performance, and they managed to place the start button on the desktop.... The UI choice is horrendous, should of been it's own thing for touch tablets.

Swiping things in certain places on accident brings up search charms, and all this other crazy non-sense. Moving your windows occasionally minimizes everything. It's a hassle to just have to turn all this stuff off as well.

If you have to get Windows 8 or have that thing pre-installed, get the update as soon as possible to 8.1.

Silentprince001 9 points 32 months ago
from completed build Tali Nova (First Build)

Pro: Easy to install.

Con: personally not familiar with windows 8.

gunfart 13 points 32 months ago
from completed build The Little Engine That Could

I like 8.1 and the installation and subsequent updates were easy. Very clean and I'm glad I paid for this OS.

IceColdTabasco 8 points 31 months ago
from completed build Kaveri Box - Cheap Gaming Rig

Scored a full retail copy of Windows 8.1 for the cheap on eBay. Not much to say about it really

dietz265 80 points 31 months ago
from completed build Wish came true after 20 years

So far windows 8.1 is working ok , just hard to get use to. The only thing i haven't got working is my xbox 360 controller. I watched utube videos on how to fix this but it doesn't seem to work.

philquin24 15 points 30 months ago
from completed build My new friend called Bob.

An ok Windows OS as expected, but not good if you plan to watch videos on the windows media player.

SwiggityDerpy 10 points 30 months ago

It is Windows. When we installed it the first time around, it barfed a bit and wouldn't give us LAN drivers, and the UI is highly confusing. Nevertheless, it offers a high amount of functionality, and is quite easy to work with once you know what you're doing.