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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
srfpower
11.30.13
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
60
ksenobeat
11.26.13
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
 
90
mistificator
11.17.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
googlianev910
11.12.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
100
ViktorG
09.19.13
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
60
ya7ya
09.18.13
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
 
100
sreid95
08.25.13
Windows 7 is one of the greatest Windows versions made. It is easy to use, the speed is very fast and you can configure it to your liking. Windows 7 lacks an app store like the one on Windows 8 or on Mac OSX but you can easily search for a program with a browser. If you are upgrading from Vista, it will be a smooth transition and it will be noticeably faster too. XP users may have some difficulty with the new taskbar and other additions but you will feel right at home after using it for a few days. Overall I believe that Windows 7 is a solid operating system, a major improvement over Vista and a worthy upgrade if you are an XP user.
 
80
SilverHammer
07.22.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
100
freshfelicio
07.22.13
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
100
bowen118
07.16.13
A gadget unicorn - Engadget

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