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Windows 8 System Builder DVD 64-Bit

by Microsoft Software
Windows 8
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Start Up Quickly
  • Customize your Metro-Interface Start Screen with personalized Live Tiles
  • Stay safe with Windows Defender
  • Encrypt your data with Bitlocker
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System Requirements

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

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The Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit System Builder Package is designed to pre-install Windows 8 on a new personal computer or for installation on a computer that is not currently running Windows 7, Vista, or XP. The new Windows 8 start screen is your personalized home for items you use the most and can be customized to your preferences with real-time updates from social networks and email, as well as other useful widgets. Unlock your PC by clicking or swiping preset locations and search for your favorite programs with a swipe of a finger or mouse. Windows 8 also features enhanced security features including "SmartScreen" and gives you the ability to "refresh" to offer a new starting point and a cleaner version of Windows.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good! May 10 2013
Format:DVD-ROM|Verified Purchase
Bought this CD so I could use it on my MacBook with Boot Camp partition. I had a hard time entering the key code as it was difficult to find on the package. After trying a few combinations I was finally successful. Now I can use windows on my Mac. It's a new learning curve as I am so used to Mac OS. The price was good too.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Windows 8 Install CD Bady Packaged June 9 2014
Format:DVD-ROM|Verified Purchase
The essential information for getting the software up and running is the product key. The product key label was not clearly printed. It was indistinct and the miniscule characters (font less than 4 points) could be read even when using a magnifying glass. At least four of the characters were so ambiguous that I had to guess, and you can imagine how many different combinations of characters would have to be tried before coming up with the right combination. I had to call Microsoft support, and after a lengthy process, they sent me a replacement set of CD's. The second set arrived without any product key, which resulted in another call to Microsoft support. Finally, I got a workable product key and was able to install Win 8 successfully. I had no problems with actual purchase and product delivery through Amazon - it was fast and efficient. The other issue I had was with the Microsoft site itself, which is cumbersome and hard to navigate. It's brutal!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 8 Dec 2 2013
Format:DVD-ROM|Verified Purchase
If your use-to the old windows 7 interface you will find Windows 8 a little weird. Although I like it well enough I still can't figure out what if any benefit there is to there changing the interface around as they have.

Still my computer has never booted up faster.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Windows 8 DVD Oct. 22 2013
Format:DVD-ROM|Verified Purchase
Installed onto a refurbished W7 laptop - tweaked install and this thing flies!
Not looking for anything special (no touch screen) - no hiccups!!
Great software and customizable!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent OS for newer laptops and PC's Oct. 15 2013
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Hard Drive failure in just out of Warranty HP Laptop meant that recovery was not an option. Windows 8 Developer was the answer.
Installation was easy and fast with no Blue Screens or freezes. Worked perfectly first time. There were a few drivers that had to be downloaded from the HP Support site but, this is normal. Would definitely recommend for ease of installation, cost factor and time saved.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Works as expected Aug. 28 2013
Format:DVD-ROM|Verified Purchase
It just works. Win 8 is a great, stable os. More drivers in win 8, too! Works very well out of the box.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Windows 8 - does the job Aug. 19 2013
Format:DVD-ROM|Verified Purchase
I needed this so I can run some technical software. It does the job. Still getting used to the lay-out , but it's good enough.
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