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Rated 4 out of 5 by NotMacUser1207 It's Windows 10.
In the exciting new world of Windows 10 licensing it's more expensive to download the software online than to have a physical media and key sticker shipped to you. Great way to incentivise online licensing Microsoft!
I am only writing this review to stop the pestering messages. I might have enjoyed reviewing some of the hardware purchased in the past but was never asked to do that.
As far as the product goes, it's Windows and I'd suggest reading around to try to understand how they use your personal information before purchasing and verify that the hardware you're purchasing is supported for win 10.
04 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrDonkey Very pleasantly surprised how good Windows 10 really is
After having gone through the pain of many Windows updates over the years, all the way back to Windows 3.1, this really is a quantum leap by comparison. I've now performed quite a few clean installs, and updates over the top of Windows 8 as well, and each time it never ceases to amaze me how slickly it's done. The clean installs should obviously 'just work', but you then have a new system which takes a little getting used to whilst you put all your other applications on.
Putting Windows 10 on top of a previous OS though is positively eerie. It does seem to be very good at installing itself and still keeping all your currently installed software ticking over problem free.
As with any new version of Windows, there were reported problems within the first few weeks and months of release, but now is the time to take the punge if you're in any doubt. I've found very very litte that won't work with Windows 10 now, and if you do hit a glitch it's much more likely the fault lies with the application itself rather than the operating system.
I already own multiple copies of the Pro version on USB stick, so essentially just bought the DVD version for the licence key, but don't let that stop you buying this (as long as you have an optical drive), it really is a bargain of an OS now.
29 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dave157 very pleased
full install went very well with my desktop pc. none stock components . only issue was for drivers for ASUS sound card .found not ASUS driver all ok . windows 10 works very well with everything else . very pleased
09 January 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by AyeAye It wants to know everything you do.
In simple terms its nothing short of creepy. I have to constantly check the privacy settings of this operating system. As it keeps on switching the huge number of tracking and behavioral learning applications and rules back on. To me this is spying and its disrespectful to me as a customer of MS products. I am not confident in its ability to keep my passwords and financial information secure from centralized servers or affiliated third parties. I would not recommend this product for professional use.
02 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ds2000 Microsoft's best ever OS
As in the title, MS have created a fantastic OS, the new start menu, control panel, features really have brought this close to OSX standards for experience. Night and Day over windows 8 (which I actually liked)
24 August 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Zedfragg Not the product it could have been.
During the insider preview (Consumer version), I loved Windows 10.
It had all the features that Windows 8/8.1 had been missing.
- A return to normality with a start button that was functional and useful
- Improved performance in office and browsing based activities
- Decent gaming performance
I could go on but those are the things people generally care about, plus I want to get on to the rant side of things as that's my niche.
Unfortunately, given my system configuration. Microsoft have decided that we should not have the responsibility of deciding where programs are installed. The old school regedit editing didn't work, the "Install New Apps To" option has been greyed out.
Basically, my SSD is now almost full. Whereas on Windows 7 before hand I could keep my 120gb SSD with at least 50gb free, Windows 10 has just decided to install Office 2016 preview to the SSD without giving me a say.
Now, I am aware that I could just use Symbolic Links, but as a modern piece of software we simply shouldn't have to.
Windows 7/8/8.1 may be better suited to those whom want control over their system.
Also when it comes to forced updates, I really get tired with having to change my Nvidia settings and generally only update once a confirm stable release for my GTX 980 has hit the webs.
Unfortunately, this is somewhat rare, and MS don't seem to give that much of a hoot.
Windows 10 Home (X86) on my tablet is great. I love it...
But I do wish I had avoided wasting my money on this software.
To summarise: The Consumer Preview had better functionality than the retail launch.
11 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maciej This windows has great features
i was very very scared. to swith from win7. to win 10. i really dont like win8. and that was on of reason why i been very sceptical about win 10. . but i take a risk. and i bought windows 10. and i have to say it very very good windows still need some work with update but so far no bugs. no problems .
11 August 2015