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Just one month before the awaited launch of Windows 8 operating system (OS) some interesting statistics has come out showing consumer response to the flagship product. A survey conducted by, which drew 50,000 user votes, asked Windows users about different aspects of the old and the new OS by Microsoft. And, the response was pretty amazing. For example, most of the users believe Metro UI to be the biggest weakness of Windows 8. Find some more interesting information inside.

Windows 7 and Windows 8

According to the survey, the most favorite feature of Windows 8 is its fast boot-up and shut down processes, with 56% users giving the feature thumbs up. Some users gave Windows 8 thumbs down due to its price. Although users can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro at only $39.99, without promotional pricing, the cost is $199.99; a price many users detest. Around 35% Windows 8 users believe that a price tag of $199.99 is too high. The new metro UI, the most distinct feature of Windows 8, hasn’t attracted users that much. This feature is favorite to 22% of users only.

Based on the survey, of all the most popular OS of Windows, Windows 7 is on top. Around 53% users prefer Windows 7, while only 25% users enjoy Windows 8. Here are the full poll results.

Most Liked Features of Windows 8

Fast boot and shut down 56%
Easy installation 50%
Internet Explorer 10 35%
Restart/Restore capabilities 28%
More apps, such as Mail, Calendar and
People apps
Windows Explorer 25%
Windows Defender 24%
App store 23%
Metro UI 22%
Snap Multi-tasking 21%
Multiple Monitor Support 21%
SkyDrive 19%
Charms Bar 13%
Other 10%

Weaknesses to be Improved

Price 35%
System requirements 26%
Incompatibility 25%
Windows always freezes or crashes 20%
Two styles- Metro and classic desktop 18%
Uncompleted Apps 18%
No option of reboot/shutdown/sleep 17%
Other 12%

Hope, this survey will help Microsoft to find what features users like the most and what they don’t. It will also help Microsoft decide what improvements the company should make to these products.

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