Hi Folks, looks like this Windows Eight computer is pretty cool, well I don't think so. After a purchase of this bright and shiny computer the HP G6 Pavillion, four gig Ram, 750 gig hard drive, and a DVD burner and beautiful screen display, what's not to like? I always run out to walmart to buy computers, this was laptop number four. A Compaq for my wife, and Acer for my son, a Toshiba for my sister, and now an HP for myself, brands don't matter to me, functionality does, big time. I admit, I did not do my home work, but at the retail price instore of 428, it was a screaming deal. Time to head for home. Boy howdy did I have a rude awakening for my birthday purchase, windows 8 quickly turned into windows Hate. Good grief, I've been using IBM based pc's for twenty four years. Every new operating system takes some getting used to, but I hated this one in a short fifteen minutes. Then I began doing my homework and did not like what I read, which mirrored what I experienced. Windows 8 is supposed to mimic an Iphone or Ipad touch screen. I got a five for Christmas and love it. But I like a laptop better if I have a choice. Microsoft failed miserably releasing Windows 8, I truly think it will be a bigger flop for Microsoft than Vista was. I have a Dell Vista machine in my lap. After disabling a few things and bumping up the memory to max at two gigs it has done a great job. I was just ready for a new computer with a larger hard drive this one has sixty gigs. So, seven hundred and fifty gigs was pretty attractive, to no avail, windows eight killed upgrading now for me. Sorry Microsoft, two thumbs down on Windows 8. The Metro Shell is an Apps system, but to run older software it has to leave the shell and go back to the old programs lists familiar to Windows, in other words, get ready to buy new software folks if you use windows 8. My son's computer has Windows seven and that's what I intend to go find and buy before they are gone. Good luck if you decide to buy windows 8, but I'd turn back if I were you. Walmart is a great retailer of computer hardware, return policy is fifteen days, satisfaction guaranteed. The lady put reason for return: defective. I giggled to myself, yeah defective operating system, I'm just too old for this, make it as friendly as an Iphone and I'll be back Microsoft, for now, I'm looking for a three year old Windows 7 system with a few miles left in it. Cheers! How long have you used this product: Fifteen minutes, I knew that quick, I wanted my money and not Windows 8!
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