Compare Windows 10 vs Windows 8

See this comparison of Windows 10 vs. Windows 8 based on data from user reviews. Windows 10 rates 4.2/5 stars with 314 reviews. Windows 8 rates 3.2/5 stars with 113 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Meets RequirementsSee More
Meets RequirementsSee More
8.9
(Based on 287 reviews)
7.6
(Based on 97 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
8.7
(Based on 288 reviews)
6.6
(Based on 99 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
8.5
(Based on 82 reviews)
7.6
(Based on 36 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
8.3
(Based on 80 reviews)
6.6
(Based on 34 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
Quality of SupportSee More
7.9
(Based on 233 reviews)
7.2
(Based on 78 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
8.0
(Based on 71 reviews)
6.6
(Based on 25 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
8.5
(Based on 287 reviews)
5.8
(Based on 104 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
37.4%
33.3%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
29.1%
41.4%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
33.5%
25.3%
 
Information Technology and Services
11.8%
Information Technology and Services
20.5%
 
Higher Education
9.9%
Computer Software
10.3%
 
Computer Software
7.0%
Higher Education
5.1%
 
Education Management
4.0%
Internet
4.3%
 
Internet
3.2%
Education Management
3.4%
 
Other
64.0%
Other
56.4%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
G2 Crowd 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...

G2 Crowd User in Information Technology and Services

Windows 8 is not nearly as bad as people think. It might be missing some more advanced features and some basic features (Start Menu icon), but overall, it's a more basic, simplified, faster operating system than Windows 7. Don't let the "Metro" view...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Shannon B.
User in Accounting

It comes preloaded with a ton of unnecessary apps that slow down the computer, which I had to go through and delete at work. I also do not like the way apps are organized in the Start menu. I wish I didn't have to search everytime I wanted to use a program...

Sam M.
User in Computer Software

This would encompass a book, but I'll keep it to the main points. The main thing I disliked was the updated interface. I understand what Microsoft was attempting and if implemented better, it may have had a better solution. But, as it was released, Windows...

 
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