Back when Vista came out most XP owners were told that it would not run on their machine. They would need a new computer. But, people continued to make XP machines.

I for one would not want 8 on a machine without a touch screen. I have been running 8 beta since March '12 and my big question is, "How do I get rid of it and go back to my Vista load?"

Windows 7 works quite nicely, if you have the machine to run it.