Compare Windows 10 vs Windows 8

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comparison of Windows 10 vs. Windows 8
based on data from user reviews. Windows 10 rates 4.2/5 stars with 415 reviews. Windows 8 rates 3.3/5 stars with 131 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

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Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.9
7.5
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.7
6.5
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.3
7.4
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.1
6.3
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
7.9
7.1
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
7.8
6.2
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.4
5.5
Meets Requirements
Windows 10
8.9
Windows 8
7.5
Ease of Use
Windows 10
8.7
Windows 8
6.5
Ease of Setup
Windows 10
8.3
Windows 8
7.4
Ease of Admin
Windows 10
8.1
Windows 8
6.3
Quality of Support
Windows 10
7.9
Windows 8
7.1
Ease of Doing Business With
Windows 10
7.8
Windows 8
6.2
Product Direction (% positive)
Windows 10
8.4
Windows 8
5.5

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
37.5%
34.2%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
29.5%
38.5%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
32.9%
27.4%
Windows 10
Small-Business
37.5%
Mid-Market
29.5%
Enterprise
32.9%
Windows 8
Small-Business
34.2%
Mid-Market
38.5%
Enterprise
27.4%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Information Technology and Services
11.1%
Information Technology and Services
21.9%
 
Computer Software
9.2%
Computer Software
8.8%
 
Higher Education
7.7%
Higher Education
4.4%
 
Education Management
4.2%
Internet
3.6%
 
Internet
3.1%
Education Management
3.6%
 
Other
64.6%
Other
57.7%
Windows 10
Information Technology and Services
11.1%
Computer Software
9.2%
Higher Education
7.7%
Education Management
4.2%
Internet
3.1%
Other
64.6%
Windows 8
Information Technology and Services
21.9%
Computer Software
8.8%
Higher Education
4.4%
Internet
3.6%
Education Management
3.6%
Other
57.7%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 User in Environmental Services

Although Windows 10 is the successor of Windows 8, it is much more like Windows 7. This is a good thing. Windows 8 was riddled with horrible user interface and confusing or non-intuitive interactions with the new Start menu and controls which were obviously...

Eugene C.
User in Venture Capital & Private Equity

I can download and load up the pre-release version of windows 8 from microsoft's website. I do think windows 8 works great if you have a tablet, but I'm less enthused about using it on my desktop.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Lexi H.
User in Individual & Family Services

Programs looks different (Adobe, Excel, etc.) and the presets such as screensaver and login screens are annoying to have to change

Jeff R.
Administrator in Construction

They made this OS to be loaded on both touch interfaces and non touch. This hybrid way of creation has made for a product that does not fit well in either environment though it is better on touch. It is almost unusable on a PC unless you add a third party...

 
Windows 10
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 User in Environmental Services

Although Windows 10 is the successor of Windows 8, it is much more like Windows 7. This is a good thing. Windows 8 was riddled with horrible user interface and confusing or non-intuitive interactions with the new Start menu and controls which were obviously...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Lexi H.
User in Individual & Family Services

Programs looks different (Adobe, Excel, etc.) and the presets such as screensaver and login screens are annoying to have to change

Windows 8
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Eugene C.
User in Venture Capital & Private Equity

I can download and load up the pre-release version of windows 8 from microsoft's website. I do think windows 8 works great if you have a tablet, but I'm less enthused about using it on my desktop.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jeff R.
Administrator in Construction

They made this OS to be loaded on both touch interfaces and non touch. This hybrid way of creation has made for a product that does not fit well in either environment though it is better on touch. It is almost unusable on a PC unless you add a third party...

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