Is It worth it to buy WIndows 8?

Ernest Figueroa October 28, 2012
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I got my laptop after June so i have the deal where windows 8 is only 15$. I’m just wondering if it would be productive to buy it. Since every other windows OS has been good i figured windows 7 will be good and 8 will fail. Am i just being overly worried and should i purchase it?

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  1. Saurabh Kumar
    December 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

    in my opinion you should buy it........ after reading so many reviews i thinks it is really good to use win 8

  2. Mitchell Blackburn
    November 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Buy now, but if your primary objective is stable, worry-free functionality, wait until the first service pack to install the Windows 8.

    Read below for my reasoning

    Typically, the first version a new release will have a number of issues that are corrected by numerous patches, many requiring individual re-boots. However, at some point, they'll bundle everything into a 'Service Pack' which will include all the fixes to date, and it's more efficient / automated than all the individual patches.
    NOTE: For Windows 7, the first service pack came out about 18 months after the initial release.

  3. Raghav Gupta
    November 3, 2012 at 5:03 am

    You may go for the upgrade instead of buying new!

  4. Kuro Neko
    November 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I LOVE it...this is the first time I came across one product that make me feel connected and synched no matter which PC I use...at USD15, it's a steal, really!I've been using Microsoft Win Vista, Win 7 and Win 8 at the earliest possible (retail or MSDNAA/DreamSpark), and I could say that Win 8 blows them all.

    I recommend you to backup your Win 7 activation (there's tools available) before installing/ upgrading to Win 8. That way, should something bad happened or you don't like Win 8, there's always Win 7 for you.

  5. Kannon Y
    October 31, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I've read a lot of the reviews and it offers very few performance advantages over Windows 7.

    It comes with the added disincentive that your favorite apps may not be compatible with Windows 8. Also, Microsoft is starting to charge developers money in order to even make programs for Windows, so both open source software and freeware are going to be severely limited.

    Taken together, it means that Windows 8 will have a much higher total cost of ownership, although the price of the OS itself appears to fairly less expensive. MS's plan is to emulate the Apple model: if you actually want programs, that's going to cost us quite a bit more.

    Windows 7 will likely have a long life (unless Microsoft kills it early), so an upgrade at this point in the game isn't really necessary unless you are using hardware that's dependent on it.

  6. Naveen Kumar
    October 31, 2012 at 4:16 am

    just wait let the new os grow. Most important is that apps store. need to wait until more apps come in

  7. Tebawiha Lelhchhun
    October 30, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Yeah, Windows 8 is not bad but i think Windows 7 is much better for now.If another 6 months had passed.I think Win 8 will be better.So,basically you should wait a little more and don't be impatient because slow and steady wins the game.

  8. Harish Jonnalagadda
    October 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Just go for it now, as it is too good a deal.

  9. Saurav Azad
    October 29, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    yes it has lot of features that windows 7 lack of.

  10. Anonymous
    October 29, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Wow thank you all you have been so helpful =)

  11. Aniket Singh
    October 29, 2012 at 5:29 am

    first u should read the review of win 8,if u r a desktop user then its a good deal to buy win 8 coz it is more faster then win 7,but u can face problem with start button coz it doesn't have start button......but u can add start button by means of software.....................u can prefer this link for adding star button in win 8, if u buy win 8
    http://techexplanation.blogspot.in/2012/08/add-start-button-to-windows-8.html#.UI4ULG_Mg7c

  12. Jim Chambers
    October 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Buy it! You can set up your laptop to dual boot in 7 or 8 and pick the one you like. The look and feel are not the only changes in 8 as Microsoft has greatly improved diagnostic and maintenance components as well as security.

  13. Alan Wade
    October 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    You can, as I have, buy the cheap upgrade and when you start the install choose to burn the iso to disk. That way you dont have to install it if you dont want to but you could try it and if you dont like it then re-install windows 7 and that way you will still have Windows 8 on disk should you want to install it at a later date.
    At the price it is silly not to as I think you will find eventually Windows 8 is the way forward.

  14. Alex Perkins
    October 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I'd say buy it now, but leave it a while before installing it as there will be drivers and patches and other glitches microsoft will need to fix, also not many apps/programs are ready for Windows 8 yet.

  15. Igor Rizvi?
    October 28, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Yup,I would definetly suggest you to take that deal.

  16. Ala' Assaf
    October 28, 2012 at 11:26 am

    It's all up to you. But if you really have a touch device or mouse
    You would really really benefit from the upgrade. But if you're a desktop user maybe you wont get used to it quickly, but the speed bump is great.
    Plus it's kind of cheap if you upgrade.
    Again, it's all up to you!

  17. Tashfi Neutron
    October 28, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I'd personally not take Windows 8 just now at the moment, but as you've a good opportunity I think you should take it mate ;)

  18. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    October 28, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Windows 8 isn't that bad. It's just whether you'll be comfortable or not using it, and whether the apps you constantly use can run in Win8 or not.

    If you think you can learn to use the new UI, then go ahead. I suggest try it for a while so you can see by yourself if it'll be productive or contraproductive.

  19. Nikhil Chandak
    October 28, 2012 at 9:01 am
  20. DalSan Mack
    October 28, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Although there have been many that have downed Win 8 before it even made it to retail, there have actually been some speed improvements and usability improvements over Win 7. There are ways to get rid if some Win 8 (formerly Metro) elements to make it look more like Win 7 and bring back the start menu. $15 just ty have it is fairly worth it, especially since it will be over $120 in the near future. If anything, you could always dual boot. You can try out the preview edition of Win 8, or use the $15 copy to dual boot your system using this tutorial: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2012070/how-to-dual-boot-windows-8-and-windows-7.html It takes time to get used to, but you might find yourself liking it better and better the more you use it. Some people won't, but many will.

  21. Nikhil Chandak
    October 28, 2012 at 8:57 am

    but u should check out thsi one
    I think its important for u
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsofts-atrocious-customer-service-case-point/

  22. Nikhil Chandak
    October 28, 2012 at 8:33 am

    u should buy Windows 8 ...
    because its features are just amazing .
    now , I hv a mail account in hotmail , hotmail has now upgraded itself to outlook Outlook is just like Windows 8 to use in mails I think u should definitely buy Windows 8 .....
    here are some reviews of the Windows 8 ..!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/feature-packs http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6268

  23. GamE
    October 28, 2012 at 7:25 am

    it is worth buying surface with win 8 rt

  24. shaurya gupta
    October 28, 2012 at 6:33 am

    It is super cool.....just buy it dude....might take a day or so to learn all secret but it just legendary!

  25. Nikhil Chandak
    October 28, 2012 at 6:07 am

    u should buy Windows 8 ...
    because its features are just amazing
    & I think that u will be surprised by using it ..
    now , I hv a mail account in hotmail , hotmail has now upgraded itself to outlook Outlook is just like Windows 8 to use in mails I think u should definitely buy Windows 8 ..... here are some reviews of the Windows 8 ..!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/feature-packs http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6268

  26. Nikhil Chandak
    October 28, 2012 at 6:04 am

    u should buy Windows 8 ...
    because its features are just amazing
    & I think that u will be surprised by using it ..
    now , I hv a mail account in hotmail , hotmail has now upgraded itself to outlook
    Outlook is just like Windows 8 to use in mails
    I think u should definitely buy Windows 8 .....
    here are some reviews of the Windows 8 ..!
    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/software/operating-systems/windows-8-1093002/review
    http://reviews.cnet.com/8300-33642_7-292.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/feature-packs
    http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6268

    • Anonymous
      October 29, 2012 at 6:03 am

      thank you this helped a lot

  27. Jeremiah Iliffe
    October 28, 2012 at 4:09 am

    It is quite subjective, just read some reviews about Windows 8 and see if you like it, especially the Metro workspace.

  28. Anonymous
    October 28, 2012 at 3:57 am

    If you think you might ever want to upgrade to Win8, go ahead and grab it. It is better than paying over $100 next year for it. And there is nothing that says you actually have to install it on that particular laptop.

  29. Rajaa Chowdhury
    October 28, 2012 at 3:48 am

    You should certainly grab the $15 upgrade deal. Windows 8 reviews are not bad at all. :)

    • Harish Jonnalagadda
      October 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Yeah but Windows builds are not well known for their stability from the get-go. Think I will wait till the bugs get fixed.

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