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Microsoft Windows 7

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89 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

89 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

100
Alexk208
Windows 7 is great, unlike with Windows 8. Windows 8 is ok compared to Win7.read more
90
IProGamerz
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
danielrh
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
83
Average user Score
 
100
Alexk208
01.22.15
Windows 7 is great, unlike with Windows 8. Windows 8 is ok compared to Win7.
 
90
IProGamerz
10.14.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
danielrh
08.09.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
lotsofcode
07.22.14
This iteration of windows is no doubt the most popular, and most innovative. Hopefully Windows 9 will take come cues from it's older brother in 2015.
 
90
Danielle
05.28.14
The best latest operating system by Microsoft , stable as hell and the best choice to upgrade from windows XP, however I have the Ultimate version, which has all the functions and tools. I am not to keen of the versions of Home and other lower versions, due to its poor compatibility with running older 16 bit and 32 bit applications. Ultimate has windows XP built into it with virtual machines so you can still run older 16 bit programs in windows XP mode, and even older programs if you create an MS dos virtual machine. It is a hard drive hog, and 500GB to 1 TB is best for the best computing experience.
 
80
arcraig
05.18.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
pmviana
03.26.14
Very good but lacks innovation
 
90
KenLiao
01.25.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
Chazee
12.17.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
gcortes824
12.05.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget

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