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Microsoft Windows 8 - Upgrade [Old Version]

by Microsoft
Windows 8
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews) 30 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Running Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista? Then this is the upgrade to Windows 8
  • Customize your Start screen with Live Tiles
  • Startup quickly
  • Once you install Windows 8, Windows 8.1 is available as a free update directly from Microsoft

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 8
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Microsoft Windows 8 - Upgrade [Old Version] + Windows 8 Quick Reference Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated) + Top 100 Tips for Windows 8: Discover the Secrets of Windows 8
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00AM9YXTS
  • Item model number: 3ZR-00001
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 10, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #502 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

WINDOWS 8 32/64BIT VERSION UPG DVD Standard Retail - PC - English

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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reviewing the Upgrade April 25, 2013
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
A lot of people have reviewed Windows 8 the "product" here but few have mentioned the "upgrade" process itself so I'm going to include that too. First off I love Windows 8 and think it was a bold and innovate step for Microsoft to take. I use both Mac OS X and Windows operating systems and honestly feel with the release of Windows 8 Microsoft has surpassed Mac OS X. That being said I just bought a new MacBook (which I consider my main computer) a few days before the release of Windows 8. After I saw and used Windows 8 on a few PCs and laptops in local stores I was blown away and wanted it. However since I had just bought a MacBook and my existing PC (which I use just a couple days a week for work when I work from home) was a few years old I couldn't justify a new PC or Windows Laptop at the time. However once tax season rolled around and my refund was in hand I ended up buying an 11" ASUS laptop with Windows 8 and began using it more than any of my other computers. So when Amazon offered me the Windows 8 upgrade via the Vine program I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my old PC.

I removed the DVD from the package and just before I put it in my computer drive I chanced to read the fine print on the back of the box. I had assumed that my existing programs would still be available on my PC after the upgrade since every upgrade I've ever done before from Windows 95 up to Windows 7 always preserved my programs. But according to the back of the box the Windows 8 Upgrade software did not preserve your programs if you were upgrading from either Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate (which I was), Vista or XP.
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102 of 124 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Windows 8: More is less March 27, 2013
I've been struggling with Windows 8 for 25 days, since I bought a new mini-tower on 03/02/2013. I understand there were some significant technical and security upgrades to this edition of the Windows operating system. That's all well and good, but at my level of operation---a daily, 14-16 hours, home user of email, internet and document (Word, Excel, Publisher) functions---it's been a nightmare.

A few specifics:
Windows Mail, which I've been using for 10 years (partly in its earlier Outlook Express format) has been reduced to a kiddie version with loss of multiple functions, like sorting and creating sub-folders, and a dependence on web social nets for the creation of a contact list---no more simply adding a correspondent to your contacts or importing your old list from the earlier versions of Mail.

Programs and functions that were standard with earlier versions have either disappeared or become additional cost options.

Terminology (e.g., icons are sometimes referred to as "charms"), access and navigation all come in rainbow-hued and often dumbed-down formats and tied to a confusing plethora of new pop-up tool bars.

There is a constant push to look to the internet (the "Store" is a prominent new feature) to download additional functions.

Now, on the chance that I'm just dumb about all this, let me add this: over the last twenty or so years I've used Windows 3.0, 95, 98, 2000, XP, and Vista at home or at work---Windows 8 seems about as different as apples are to asparagus. So, if it's just me, after two decades and six Windows editions, I have to wonder why I can't figure it out any more.

Here's what I think, technical improvements aside: Windows has always been about user interface.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Windows 8 unmitigated disaster May 3, 2013
I have lost at least 20 hours struggling with Windows 8. It is difficult, almost impossible, to use if you have a mature Windows 7 system. The absolute worst feature of Windows 8 is its backup and recovery. If you set up a desktop in Windows 8 and have to use their recovery, YOU WILL LOSE ALL OF YOUR DESKTOP SOFTWARE. Your system will reboot to an empty desktop.
If you don't believe this, look at Microsoft's own disclaimer on their website regarding recovery. I tried to use the reliable Windows 7 backup and recovery which is available under Control Panel on Windows 8. You must use Command Mode to alter the system partition on your hard drive, but you can create a system image backup; just don't expect to use it. Attempts to use the Windows 7 recovery function in Windows 8 results in an error message stating that Window cannot locate your system image backup. If you try using Windows 8 recovery to get to your image backup, you lose all of your desktop software.
If you still are skeptical, go to Symantic's website and view their announcement that Norton Ghost will not be available nor supported under Windows 8, Ghost users that upgraded to Windows 8 lose the system restore function of Ghost.
Microsoft will likely be forced to announce a major revision to Windows 8 and you should wait until this happens.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars amazingly bad April 1, 2013
By Quazi
While better than vista (which just did not work well), the UI of Win8 makes it entirely unacceptable for a laptop or desktop. I would NEVER buy a desktop or laptop with this OS on it. No start button, no off or sleep option without going into the bowels of setup. Who designed this?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars HARD TO USE
HARD TO USE, DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH INFO TO LET YOU KNOW YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT. OR MAYBE IT IS NOT WORKING AT ALL?
Published 15 days ago by MARIA RIVERA
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star
Good buy
Published 16 days ago by R. monk
1.0 out of 5 stars Did they even try??
I'm only giving Windows 8 one star because I literally cannot give it a lower review. Really, it deserves half a star. I don't know if they even tried with this one. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Christina Norwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great product
Published 1 month ago by Aaron Flaherty
1.0 out of 5 stars Mistake
This was by far the buggest mistake I've ever made on my computer. I dislike it immensly but, there is no turning back once it's installed without losing a lot.
Published 1 month ago by Florida Buyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well with my computer but not as easy to use as my old OS
Wishing I could have kept windows 98 but was forced to buy a new OS since the old one was no longer supported. Works well with my computer but not as easy to use as my old OS.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works fine. The installation was surprisingly easy. I'm pleased with the product.
Published 1 month ago by Kelvin Wise
1.0 out of 5 stars Was not a good investment for me
Was not a good investment for me. Found it difficult if not impossible to load as upgrade for XP.
Published 2 months ago by Reginald Woods
4.0 out of 5 stars As advertised
This met my expectations. Just took a long time to install and upgrade.
Published 2 months ago by Greg Vaughan
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Happy I bought
Published 2 months ago by Sandra Ross
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