10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Avoid, unless you are using a tablet,
This review is from: Windows 8 Pro, Upgrade Edition [Upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7] (PC) (DVD-ROM)
To give windows 8 a try, while it was cheap, I downloaded and installed on a Netbook rather than to my PC. I am glad I did this as if I now had it on my PC I would be reverting to Windows 7 as fast as I could. The simplest of tasks has become a rumage in the corners in an attempt to find a menu that might allow you to do what you want.
On the Netbook, once installed I booted up to Windows to be presented with the APPS Screen. One thing I did not see before downloading was that all the Apps need a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 to run. The Netbook in 1024x600 so no apps.
Once you get past the App screen to the desktop you have something akin to Win 7 but no start button or start menu. To me this is a bit like having a donkey to help with the work and lopping one of its legs off. It just makes things harder to do and that little bit more irritating. I found and installed a third party prog that replaces the start menu, so here i am with a brand new operating system having to download a fix to make it function usefully.
All the dragging the top of the screen to the bottom to shut a window down is most likely as smooth as you like on a tablet but it becomes really f*****g tiresome using a finger on a touchpad while holding the left click button down and would wear very thin as a novelty using a mouse.
When you come to shut down your PC/netbook or whatever used to be a fairly simple matter of clicking on the start button and going to shut down but is now another rumage in a corner for; system settings - where else would it be, and shut down.
To my mind its a disaster. If you just want to play about on a tablet, look at a few web pages and send an email it might be fine. If you want a smooth work flow experience, even once its becomes familiar I feel its just not meant for the job.
Avoid or wait for Windows 9, I don't think it will be long.