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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 155 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Much Needed Breath of Fresh Air!

    Posted
    Miaclockman
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have been in the tech field for over 2 decades. I always wait to upgrade to a new version of ANY software or OS until it's been field tested by actual people who have purchased and used it. I must say that Windows 10 has been a much needed upgrade for all of the Windows versions. I have used Windows 7 Professional for several years and was reluctant to take a risk and upgrade to Windows 10. However, after buying a laptop (Dell) with the OEM version of Windows 10 installed, I was sold. To begin, Windows Edge is amazing. It's so much more streamlined and faster than the old "tried and true" Internet Explorer. Pages load up very quickly and the interface is intuitive - it's very easy to customize your preferences for online experiences. It took a little getting used to the new desktop. I'm glad to see that Microsoft listened to those who complained about Windows 8 not having the option to use a start button that all of us are so accustomed to using over the years. It's nice to have those blocks for quick access to frequent programs, but I still prefer the startup list. Windows 10 (both home and pro versions) is extremely stable. I have not had any experience with BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) or hangups. For those who have complained that their systems crashed or lost performance after upgrades, I strongly advise that before deciding to upgrade to Windows 10, look up the minimum requirements. It is also imperative that you get any updated drivers for 3rd party equipment BEFORE starting the upgrade. Though I had no problem with the desktop PC that I built (all components were popular, standard devices), I was sure to get all updated drivers and burned them to a CD just in case. I would also suggest that unless you really need remote desktop (I use it all the time), don't bother to spend the extra $$$ for the Pro version. There are subtle differences between the two versions, but the remote desktop feature is the biggest one. I also encourage people to ALWAYS (no matter what OS is used) upgrade computers to the maximum RAM that the motherboard will support and have redundant backup devices (such as WD Mybooks) because, as reliable as hard and digital drives are today, they can and do fail from time to time. I have worked on so many computers where people have not backed up their photos, documents, and music only to lose countless hours and dollars invested. Windows 10 includes Cortana, a digital assistant that helps find things on the internet by either typing or voice activation. Honestly, I can't comment on how accurate Cortana is because I've rarely used it. The operating system itself is very stable, quick and reliable. Though Windows 7 will be supported until January 4, 2020, I would recommend the upgrade to Win10 especially if you intend to keep your current PC beyond that date. CAVEAT: If you have a PC running WinXP, it will most likely NOT be robust enough to upgrade to Windows 10. Upgrades from Windows 8.1 should go very smoothly as it is essentially the same operating system with a few improvements. Upgrading from Win7...I strongly advise upgrading RAM and getting latest drivers. My upgrade went so smoothly, I thought, "Something HAS to go wrong". I've been using Win10 for the past 6 months and have put it through a lot of real-world challenges and it's come through like a champ. Last but not least, if you can spring for a new touch-screen laptop, you will take advantage of many new features in Win10, not to mention you can lose the track pad or mouse. In conclusion, Win10 (IMHO) is the most stable and user-friendly operating systems that Microsoft has developed over the years. If you are careful with upgrading (most RAM and newest drivers) you will find an OS that is a joy to work with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    OEM version

    Posted
    agharry2
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I specifically wanted a retail version of this product because I am upgrading an old system and transferring my current SSD to a new motherboard. If you look around you will find that OEM licenses will not do this - they are locked the motherboard they are activated on. This product description does not make clear which version of the product it is, so I chatted with Best Buy customer support to confirm it was the retail product. The item came in the mail today and it isn't. This should be of concern for everyone who builds their own system at this point given that Microsoft claims this will be the last version of windows ever and that they will simply be rolling updates from here on out. When you build your new machine, this license will not transfer. I would've rated this product as a 5/5 if the description was clear and if the customer service had given me accurate information - then it would've been my fault. But it wasn't. So, this product gets a 2/5 for being the wrong thing. Now I have to go to the store and exchange. What a waste of my time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT upgrade. It is NOT an operating sytem!

    Posted
    NopeDoNOTD0It

    This "operating system" Microsoft is pushing out on us is far from being merely an operating system. It is a completely open, sharing system. Wide open. It would NOT run my Cannon MFP MP-240 any more, which is why I upgraded, so I could print at home on this device that I LOVE! Plus, the next day after upgrading, My stuff from my Samsung ATIV Smart PC starts showing up on my Win 10 desktop! NO. NOT what I want to have happening, no way! Now I am scared silly that my Samsung ATIV with only 64 GB of RAM drive space will get filled up and crash because of this WIN 10 system on my Desktop pushing stuff down to my little Samsung and it will crash and destroy THAT computer too! This is a total disaster on the part of Microsoft! I am returning my Windows 10 64 bit disk for a Windows 8.1 64 bit disk and never looking back. DO NOT DO IT PEOPLE. Really. Seriously; unless you WANT all of your stuff everywhere on all of your devices, yeah, even your Android phone. Nope, think LONG and hard before "upgrading". This is NOT just an operating system upgrade being foisted off on you by Microsoft. Microsoft may just yet convert me to MacIntosh and I was a Windows BETA user. Yeah, I helped to test Windows before Windows 1 even really came out for general release on the first IBM PC 1 personal computers for general sale.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's a nice OS, always up to date

    Posted
    sh4pely

    The OS itself is very nice, my main complaint is that it has an automatic update feature that is not easily disabled. The reason i am posting this is due to severe frustration, from one instance of their updating system. I left for a business trip Monday morning, and started my computer to render a video that would take about 72 hours. Windows 10 decided to update and restart Monday at noon... I will not be home until Friday night and must restart the rendering process when i return home. I was hoping to use my computer for others things but now it will be tied up this whole weekend for rendering my project that is due this upcoming Monday. I have found you can disable the automatic updates through a series of workarounds and will be doing that ASAP as to avoid this type of extreme frustration again. That or i may change to Linux for use while i am away to make sure it continues to do what it should be doing not just sitting at a logon screen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This is the OEM version of Windows 10 64-bit OS.

    Posted
    virajh

    I bought this thinking this was the retail version of the operating system. The product details page does not mention that this is an OEM version. The difference between OEM and retail versions is the OEM version will bind to the motherboard of the computer that it is activated on. This means if you upgrade your computer and buy a new motherboard, the OEM product key will not work. You'll have to make the purchase once again. The retail version can be transferred between computers, although it can only be active on one computer. That said, the Windows 10 OS itself is very good and highly recommended.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    NOT retail version

    Posted
    BillyRay777
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    They still have not changed the item description to state this is the OEM version. Retail costs much more. You can't move your operating system to another computer with OEM. Not worth the lower price - get the retail version or you'll probably regret it later. Otherwise I like Windows 10 more than I thought I would. Hardware installation seems to just work (like Linux) for once without constantly hunting drivers and updates. Only irritating thing is forced updates. This has caused a few headaches when things like the Start menu mysteriously stop working. A fix is usually easy though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Just what I expected from Microsoft

    Posted
    RichardSRQ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I converted to using Apple computers since the time Windows 8 was released. I just bought the Windows 10 Pro license in order to see if there had been some improvement in the Microsoft world. I suppose it is better than Windows 8 but that is a really low benchmark. For starters the activation key did not work. I had to call Microsoft and eventually they activated my license. During the call they asked that I write an endless sequence of numbers that according to them I might need in the future. What if I did not transcribed one of the digits correctly? Who knows. Then I tried to run some of the software that I have now running on Windows 7. No luck. Apparently it needs to run under Windows 7 emulation, which I have tried to no avail. I will stick to my Mac Book Pro.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Typical Microsoft

    Posted
    spendyman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Well, Windows 10 is a faster OS. BUT.....it has typical Microsoft issues. They just can't seem to get it right anymore. I built a $1000 gaming rig. It ran windows 7 flawlessly. I upgraded?? to Windows 10. I started having issues with the upgrade. So like a moron I purchased a fresh copy. I'm having the same issues. It wasn't the upgrade/download. Windows 10 has compatibility issues somewhere. System locks up on wake(after sleep/hibernation). All the forums I've been on point to Microsoft. I have Windows 10 on 2 other systems and it's fine. So a big thumbs done for this product based on Microsoft's inability to fix issues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    cheaper than usb version

    Posted
    annowl
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    4.5/5 Not bad, it was kind of hard to find what code to use to register the license...but the fact this is a CD doesn't really matter since you can download the installer via the Microsoft website. And besides it's cheaper (at least when I got this) than the usb version, so why not. I guess only thing is you'd have to have your own usb drive (empty) to do the installing from if you don't have a CD drive on your PC...but other than that easy to use and a cheaper alternative since windows is expensive. :T

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is what you want

    Posted
    agharry2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    So, learn from my mistake. OEM versions of Windows become locked to the motherboard they are first installed on. With Microsoft announcing that Windows 10 will be "the last version of Windows," it seems prudent to pay the few extra dollars to makes sure your OS will be tranferrable to new machines. Upgrading to my new machine made me wish I had done that with Windows 7 when I built my last machine. Anyway, this is the retail version The disk you can buy online by various retailers is OEM. Skip the disk. Buy the retail version that comes on a thumb drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product but I'm sick of microsoft spying .

    Posted
    Highwarlord
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Every generation of windows gets better in some ways but then they keep trying to get us to let them read and record everything and now the AI wants to hear everything we say so they can sell it to their analytics partners and government so they can profile us and sadly this will probably never change. So read everything you can on the product and learn how to turn off all the monitoring that they prebuild into this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It was a little bit difficult

    Posted
    thglj
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I wanted to upgrade and older but well functioning laptop running Vista. I tried several times to install but it wouldn't take until I proceeded to do a clean install at which point it worked although it did take some time. The only problem I had was that my touch pad doesn't scroll anymore. I am assuming that I didn't have compatible driver for the windows 10. It's not a big deal at the moment. The good thing was that I got a good price on the CD for $95.00

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's not Windows 7 but it'll do

    Posted
    Jere
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I was in the camp that refused to upgrade to Windows 10. I fought it until I built my first gaming computer, as Windows 10 was the only thing available. It's a very functional operating system, more flashy than I would like. Lots of extraneous features included and it always seems like its trying to sell you something. It's customization is limited as Microsoft will tell you how you want it. I wouldn't recommend this OS but what choice do we really have?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slight Hiccup on install

    Posted
    TKBuffalo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The item too a little while to receive, but when received, it was packaged well and not damaged. I had a small hiccup with the install of Windows in to my newly built system, it was not recognizing the drivers for the motherboard...so I had to purchase a USB Flash Drive, then download specific drivers in order to install Windows on to the newly built PC. Since then, obviously the product is working fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Is ok

    Posted
    Pascual
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I pretty much had all the Windows versions and 10 not in favs. Is good but had many errors if you have a hard drive when you boot up it'll take 100% of hard drive for a while. Boot up takes a while. My fav is Win XP and Win 7. Constantly tweeking so i get good performance. That's why 4 stars. I have a quad core cpu and 16G of RAM.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a good product

    Posted
    namulb
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    So I build my $1000 gaming pc. All the parts are there and all that is left to install is the os (windows 10). So I scratch the product code off and ends up smudging some numbers off. Luckily I found a code online for windows 10 but that is just terrible. I have read reviews where this has also happened to other people and it is sad. This could simply be my fault but this scratch to reveal code has to go.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Windows 10

    Posted
    maprepper
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    My experience with Windows 10 after buying a full version has been a positive one. Initially I upgraded from Windows 8.1 Windows 10 and it did not work so well. After receiving my full version of Windows 10 in a very speedy and reasonable amount of time I found the installation process smooth and fast. I've had no troubles with the new installation and I actually like the Windows 10 interface better than 8.1

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't use

    Posted
    DONNAP
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This would not work with wi fi, or my wireless printer. I was on the phone several times with the geek squad, and also went there in person. My computer kept dropping off the Internet even if I did manage to get it online. This was also so slow, I would wait and wait, I wasted so much time trying to get this to work. I'm going to uninstall it and hopefully get my windows 7 back and running. My computer is currently useless.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hello DONNAP, You have 30 days from the time of your upgrade to Windows 10 to go back to Windows 7. When you go into your PCs "Recovery" in the Control Pane, you will see the option there. We apologize for the frustration this has caused and this hope this was helpful to you. Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stable and Needed

    Posted
    SamIam
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I actually upgraded a 10 year old PC from Windows Vista to Windows 10 and it worked well. Windows 10 is very stable and boots up much quicker than Vista did. I also like features such as pop-up windows when you plug in a flash drive so you don't have to go all the way through the explorer to find your files.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I own the install disk

    Posted
    RiderJohn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this Win 10 64 bit home install disk because I wasn't comfortable using the free Win 10. If something went bad what did I have to reinstall or repair? The disk installed Win 10 easily and then I installed a few million updates. I made a recovery disk and I have backup of my files to a USB off computer drive. I'm comfortable now.

    I would recommend this to a friend