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Microsoft Windows 8 Standard 64 bit OEM, WN7-00403, English Version

by Microsoft Software
Windows 8
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
Price: £90.00
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  • Renovated layout and design is beautifully free-flowing and has been modernised to help you take control
  • mosaic tiles on the start screen represent videos, people, apps, websites or anything that's important to you
  • built-in apps cover email, messaging, people and photos so you can get tasks done quicker
  • optimised for touch-screen use but still utilises traditional mouse control
  • fast new internet explorer 10
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OEM software is intended for system builders and small OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) who manufacture computer systems and pre-install OEM system builder software onto those systems. It is not intended for purchase or installation by consumers. Please note that end-user technical support will be provided by the system builder and not by the manufacturer or the reseller (Amazon.co.uk). Click here for licence details and system builder obligations by manufacturer.

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 8
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 14 x 2 cm ; 59 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B009HI2W66
  • Release Date: 9 Nov. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Welcome to Windows 8. Windows has been reimagined to focus on your life. The beautiful, fast, and fluid design is perfect for a range of hardware; from compact, touch-enabled tablets and lightweight laptops, to PCs and large, powerful all-in-ones with high-definition screens. It's smooth, intuitive, and gives you instant access to your people, apps, and stuff, so you spend less time searching and more time doing. You'll love browsing through the Windows Store and downloading apps to help you work more efficiently, or installing the latest games so you can compete with friends. Apps can work together, too, so you can share photos, maps, contacts, links, and whatever else you want. No matter what you want to do, you can get it done quickly in Windows 8. Whether you're completing a project, playing a game, or reading a book, with Windows 8 you can use touch, mouse, and keyboard together-seamlessly-to do what you want, the way you want. No need to choose one or the other. It starts quickly and it's cloud-connected so you can access your photos, documents, and settings on any Windows 8 PC. Behind the new look of Windows 8 is the rock-solid foundation you've come to expect from Windows 7. Immerse yourself in the exciting features of a new generation of PCs while enjoying the full power of Windows.

This product is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) package, and the licence governing the installation and use may not convey the same rights as a full retail package. OEM product packages may not contain the same printed documentation or bundled software and hardware which forms part of the full retail package. Prospective purchasers should make themselves aware of any such restrictions before purchasing.

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Software DVD-ROM^Installation Guide

Customer Reviews

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars started rocky but much improved 13 April 2014
By PiLoT
Id recomend ignoring most reviews here at the moment. the majority are shocked responses to a company attempt to evolve

Now im not saying microsoft did it right, Windows 8 wasnt a good transition at all. the lack of start button was a bad omission as was an easy method to get to the control panel and things like that.

HOWEVER with 8.1 and now 8.1-1 released Microsoft has listened and tried to get some of the functionality back. A start button of sorts has arrived (making the start menu essentially a full screen old start menu), right clicking it bring navigation to some deeper menus back and finally having the ability to close the "apps" makes this a lot easier to manage
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136 of 157 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs improvement :/ 20 Jan. 2013
By Asp K
Looking at the reviews, I see the same pattern I am seeing all over the Internet. A more or less 50 v 50 split amongst the users. They either love it or hate it. It seems that those users who tend to use the PC like a tablet, for casual surfing, sharing on Facebook and those kind of things in general find the new interface pleasant, especially if they have a touch screen to go with it.

However, another segment of users, who use PCs for productivity, such as devlopers, programmers, graphics artists etc are the one's who tend not to be so impressed. I belong to this group, and I have to say that the new UI doesn't help my workflow at all. It slows it up. I am a big iPhone user and so far that has taken care of my mobile needs, and casual surfing needs, although I could do with something larger like an mini iPad. But I see no reason to bring bring a mobile touch interface to the desktop! The problem starts with the missing the start button, which means you constantly have to click back and forth between two different operating systems looking for applications, for a totally inconsistent experience. Where can I find a complete list of software that is installed on my PC? Where's the recent documents list? Why do applications now open in full screen? All this just makes me lose my train of thought. On Windows 7 and just about every other desktop OS, can easily tell whether an application is running or not by simply spotting its window. The idea of multi-tasking was also greatly supported by the fact that you could have many windows open at the same time in whatever form you desired (overlapped, tiled, stacked) and still see the content of the windows you were interested in.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Helping anyone to avoid making the mistake I did 15 Jan. 2014
By Rebecca
I have been working with Windows 8.1 for 4 months now, the twist here is that the interface was a nice change for me. The start menu renovation was quite welcome, even though it took a while to get used to.

My problems are with compatibility. For the past 4 months I have spent hours maybe even days on the phone to customer support to fix issues with Graphics Card Drivers and blue screens every other day, literally, every two days. Depending on your PC manufacturer you may only be able to use drivers that they have released; for those that want to use the system for gaming I would steer clear, I am stuck with the NVIDIA driver from early last year instead of keeping up to date with the current one. This is just to avoid issues that are caused by the latest drivers that Windows 8/8.1 does not seem to be compatible with. I have spent these recent months having to uninstall and reinstall windows and several drivers.

Now to fix my problem I wanted to downgrade to Windows 7.

Apparently it's just not that simple, my manufacturer couldn't do anything for me because it is to do with Windows licensing. I phoned Windows and they couldn't help me because they no longer sell Windows 7 which is a poor excuse, given the compatibility issues are more than attributed to them and are therefore their problem. You can only downgrade if you have Windows 8 professional.

I was advised to purchase a license from a local retailer, spending around £130. Obviously I was less than pleased with this conclusion.

My advice:

-Assess whether you can afford to purchase another OS if you do not like Windows 8 because there are no discounts from your manufacturer or Microsoft.
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87 of 103 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars First step in deprecating desktop applications? 21 Jan. 2013
I've been trying to use Windows 8 on a laptop for over a month, just to try and get used to the interface and the changes. Obviously it is designed to work with a touch-enabled monitor, which I do not have. Without such a monitor you're not going to get optimum usability from it.

While there are undoubtedly some improvments to the OS, there are some features missing. One of the biggest criticisms is that the start menu has been replaced by the new start screen, which is actually a new UI what works like a tablet interface. It means that you have to constantly switch between two different interfaces to get to things done. Another problem is that applications open full screen which makes working with more than one application difficult. On just about every tech site you look up on the Internet, you'll find articles on how to improve the usuability of Windows 8. In other words, a lot of work and learning just to get Windows 8 functioning like Windows 7.

However, I'm not too worried about usability issues because that is something that is at least fixable and can improve. What concerns me, and what I miss from the comments of many is a failure to see that the new UI is more than just a new UI. Apart from the desire by Microsoft to lever their new system into the market place, the desktop defintely seems to have been deprecated. My main concern is that this is the first step towards a closed and Microsoft governed app store that may evnetually replace the desktop UI, the deskop API and deskop applications. If Microsoft is going that route, it means a loss of freedom we have had on Windows computers for the last 30 years.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars so far it seems good no
still getting used to it, so far it seems good no problems
Published 8 days ago by Amazon CustomerD Hopkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 9 days ago by lee hodd
3.0 out of 5 stars its faster than 7 but the interface is not great for a mouse they are...
its faster than 7 but the interface is not great for a mouse they are putting start menu back for windows 10
Published 25 days ago by Phil Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good product but be aware of oem problems
Published 2 months ago by D. Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 8, Yeah its good. DONT LISTEN TO PEOPLE MOANING ABOUT IT. -...
BE WARNED - If you plan to replace motherboard at any point BUY THE RETAIL EDITION

But yeah its windows 8 really, need I say more? Read more
Published 2 months ago by tom
1.0 out of 5 stars Down grade to 7.
I got this on my new Laptop which should have come with Windows 7. Microsoft designed this when they purchased Nokia in order to load it on the Lumia touch screen handsets. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. N. Howell
2.0 out of 5 stars however I just don't like windows
Works well, however I just don't like windows 8
Published 3 months ago by Kieran B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
work well very on my pc
Published 3 months ago by keith bunting
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great price and products
Published 3 months ago by A B.
3.0 out of 5 stars Roll on Windows 10!

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