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 307 reviews. Windows 8 rates 3.2/5 stars with 111 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 280 reviews)
7.6
(Based on 95 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
8.7
(Based on 281 reviews)
6.5
(Based on 97 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
8.5
(Based on 80 reviews)
7.6
(Based on 36 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
8.3
(Based on 78 reviews)
6.6
(Based on 34 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
Quality of SupportSee More
7.9
(Based on 226 reviews)
7.2
(Based on 76 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
8.0
(Based on 69 reviews)
6.6
(Based on 25 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
8.5
(Based on 280 reviews)
5.7
(Based on 102 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
37.3%
34.0%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
29.1%
41.2%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
33.7%
24.7%
 
Information Technology and Services
12.2%
Information Technology and Services
21.2%
 
Higher Education
9.7%
Computer Software
8.8%
 
Computer Software
6.7%
Higher Education
5.3%
 
Education Management
4.2%
Internet
4.4%
 
Financial Services
3.1%
Education Management
3.5%
 
Other
64.2%
Other
56.6%
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...

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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
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Joe C.
Administrator in Government Administration

Needs improving with software compatibility on programs and hardware. They need to have more stable graphics that are compatible with software. Also make it compatible friendly with printers. Needs improvements with IE. Needs more security in network and...

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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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