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  • Windows 8.1 review

    The free update to Windows 8.1 addresses many of the problems users had with Windows 8, but it still feels like an operating system at war with itself. Here's our…

    £25 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows 8 review

    Windows 8 represents the biggest change to Microsoft’s operating system since the launch of Windows 95. Here’s our Windows 8 review. It’s the only Windows 8 review…

    £25 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Windows To Go review

    Windows To Go is a sand-boxed bootable version of Windows 8 that runs direct from a USB stick. Here's our Windows To Go review.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows 7 review

    With its Windows 7 OS, Microsoft gets the basics right. It just works, and after Windows Vista that may be enough to make it a winner. Read PC Advisor's in-depth…

    £229 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows Vista Computer Management review

    If you're not familiar with Microsoft Windows Vista's own disk management tools, don't beat yourself up over it. They're not exactly lying around the desktop in plain…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Windows Vista SP2 beta review

    In the initial beta of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2), the changes made aren't immediately obvious. And even the under-the-hood changes are incremental rather…

    Free

  • Windows Search 4.0 review

    Windows Search 4.0 is finally here, and it's ready to enter the workplace as a well-mannered IT citizen.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows XP SP3 review

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), just out from Microsoft as Release Candidate 2 (RC2), may not necessarily be worth the download now, but when it's finally released,…

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Windows Vista SP1 review

    The final version of Vista SP1 focuses on under-the-hood improvements to reliability, security, and performance, with very few changes made to the interface or…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate

    The just-released Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate (RC), like the previous beta, does more to improve the internal plumbing of Windows Vista than it does to make…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista Business Edition review

    With the Business Edition of Windows Vista, you lose the natty multimedia tools of Home Premium but gain solid business-oriented capabilities such as some better…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows Vista review

    Windows Vista finally launches on 30 January – and we've got a comprehensive review to help you decide whether to upgrade.

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: the new interface

    The moment Windows Vista starts, some of its biggest changes are in plain view: the new interface is distinctive and eye-catching. Colours are subtler and the overall…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: Security Center

    Following years of criticism about Windows security, Microsoft had promised that Vista would be the most secure OS it had produced. This goal seems to have been met –…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: search and networking

    Search is one of Windows Vista's greatest strengths. Finding files using a built-in Windows tool has never been so simple. You'll be constantly using search in…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: bundled applications

    Simply opening and closing windows and tweaking your system gets dull after a while. Windows Vista includes far more built-in applications than Windows XP while…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Security Edition review

    We take a first look at the Release Candidate for Windows 7 Security Edition. Where other versions have promised enhanced security, this version could even deliver.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows XP Professional X64 Edition

    Cast your mind back to September 03 and you might remember AMD's shock announcement that it thought we were all ready for 64bit computing. AMD put its money where its…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

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