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Windows 8.1 (1- License) [Boxed]

Windows 8.1 (1- License) [Boxed]

Item: 276262    Model: WN7-00578

Windows 8.1 (1- License) [Boxed]
3.0stars
( 25 reviews)
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  • It plays as hard as it works - Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and pull together a killer presentation - all on a single PC. Now you can organize up to three apps on your screen at once in a single view
  • The Start screen - Personalize your Start screen with your favorite news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and backgrounds and four different sizes of tiles make your device as unique as you are
  • The apps you want - In addition to great built-in apps for email, people, photos and video editing you can also download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype and Halo: Spartan Assault
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It plays as hard as it works - Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and pull together a killer presentation - all on a single PC. Now you can organize up to three apps on your screen at once in a single viewThe Start screen - Personalize your Start screen with your favorite news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and backgrounds and four different sizes of tiles make your device as unique as you areThe apps you want - In addition to great built-in apps for email, people, photos and video editing you can also download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype and Halo: Spartan AssaultEach(1- License) [Boxed]It plays as hard as it works - Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and pull together a killer presentation - all on a single PC. Now you can organize up to three apps on your screen at once in a single viewThe Start screen - Personalize your Start screen with your favorite news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and backgrounds and four different sizes of tiles make your device as unique as you areThe apps you want - In addition to great built-in apps for email, people, photos and video editing you can also download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype and Halo: Spartan AssaultWindows 8.1 (1- License) [Boxed]105.29USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0847822_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0847822_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0847822/Windows-81-1-License-Boxed/product_276262
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
MicrosoftWindows 8.1 (1- License) [Boxed]
 
3.3

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Efficient (4)
  • Easy to install (3)
  • Easy to navigate (3)

Cons

  • Hard to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (8)
  • Organization (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (9), Quality oriented (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11), Business (3)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

the death of xp

When I heard that windows XP would not have any more support, I called staples and ask if my computer would handle the new windows 8.1, They did a diagnostic on my computer and...Read complete review

When I heard that windows XP would not have any more support, I called staples and ask if my computer would handle the new windows 8.1, They did a diagnostic on my computer and found several problems. They had to put more ram memory on the computer, install a new drive, which was a third of the usual cost. They downloaded the 8.1 windows. After finishing the download, we found that it would not connect to my network at home. They took it back and started working on it. It seemed to be working, I took the computer back home. It worked for about two hours and started with the same problem. Staples took it back and found it was an apparent corrupted download of the Windows 8.1. I took it back and they redid the installation. Now, After a week, it is working fine. Getting used to the new program, it seems to be working fine. Staples was very cooperative with the problems. They were very fair with the problems that came up.

Thank you for all the work your staff performed on the computer.

Edward Holden

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Windows 8.1 - A Nightmare!!!

They should have left Windows 7 alone. Program has to many features I will never use and features that are unnecessary. They changed my regular programs such as Word and Excel and the new...Read complete review

They should have left Windows 7 alone. Program has to many features I will never use and features that are unnecessary. They changed my regular programs such as Word and Excel and the new programs are not user friendly. I had to reinstall Office 2003 to get rid of the new unfriendly programs. Their programmers have written this version, not with an end user in mind, but for what the programmers think we should use. The program has to much security and to many files are hidden and not accessible. They also have the same files in duplicate locations. I have found editing on set of files does not change the second set. They claim this is the best, who's kidding who? I made a big mistake upgrading to Win 8 and cannot uninstall and go back to Win 7. Why don't they just leave well enough alone???

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4.0

Effective but some useless parts

By Patty

from Flemington, NJ 08822

Verified Buyer

Comments about Microsoft Windows 8.1 (1- License) [Boxed]:

Great for touch screen devices however it lacks a lot of compatibility for other things such as games, software, drivers etc. The new start menu is not a good replacement for older start menus. The charms menu is a confusing edition and a bit unnecessary. Having an available 64-bit option is good for gaming however. Although not much has changed since windows 7 and aside from the tiles everything is still familiar and comfortable.

It's great to have smart phone apps but it's not good to use with mouse and keyboard interface. A good thing about the tiles was how everything was right there where you needed it. If Microsoft could keep the same idea in mind but clean everything up and organize better, then I'm sure more people would be satisfied. Lastly, It's wonderful that windows 10 will be allowed to windows 8 and 7 users.

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5.0

Windows 8.1

By Mildred Best

from Cadiz, Ohio

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Microsoft Windows 8.1 (1- License) [Boxed]:

I am so satisfied with the product. My computer was moving slow and I heard or had seen on the internet that they are going to discontinue some of the Microsoft Windows products. I see where they are going to give people that have Windows 7-8 the new version of 10. When will that be due? I have nothing bad to say about the Windows 8.1. Quite different from the Windows 7. I was ready for a change. Thanks again, Microsoft and Staples.

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3.0

The product isn't great

By utah

from Provo

Verified Buyer

Comments about Microsoft Windows 8.1 (1- License) [Boxed]:

Staples was great but the product not so much. Too many problems with installation.

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5.0

Windows 8.1

By Pedro DeLaRosa

from N. Providence, RI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Microsoft Windows 8.1 (1- License) [Boxed]:

Wonderful program and Easy for Navigated and search all programs, app...

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1.0

Does not work with SurfacePro

By Tom

from Staunton, VA

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Microsoft Windows 8.1 (1- License) [Boxed]:

The key provided with the boxed software CD would not work with my Microsoft SurfacePro. When I contacted Microsoft, they told me to go to Staples and get the key. Staples employees spent a great deal of time trying to help me but unfortunately they could not provide a key.

I have since returned the software and got full credit from Staples. I am dissatisfied with Microsoft as their solution was to return the Surface Pro to get a new one rather that provide the 8.1 software. This seems to be a waste of time and money for all involved.

I am totally OK with the Staples service.

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