windows 8 blows donkey. my moms computer died, so I picked her up another one with 8. knowing it would suck because 7 does compared to xp. and omfg what in the world were they thinking. it may be going back
What software does not work for you. The missing Start menu is my only gripe with Windows 8. I have thousands of $ worth of software running on Windows 8 at work. All my programs work great and the OS is very stable.