I just upgraded my laptop to Windows 8, Its weird! The start menu is drastically different and that purple has got to go. Underneath it seems stable and reliable and it hooked itself up to the printer automatically which was nice. My old programs seem to work fine and after a few days of installing my old software I am back up and running, which with our Monthly budget meeting coming up I was worried. So for now Im going to keep exploring it and will try to get used to it. I'm not sure I could go back now successfully if I wanted too. The worst thing about it is that it is built for a touchscreen laptop, which mine is not. So it is weird to use the mouse as if you were touching the screen.