Black and Blue Upgrade

When I upgraded from DOS 3 to 3.1 and then from Windows 1 to 3 all was fairly well. I just upgraded a Vista and Windows 7 machine to Windows 8 after purchasing TWO Product Keys at about $70 each. My posterior is black and blue from my size 13 kicking it every time I open Windows 8 on one of the new machines' software. To say I am disappointed is an understatement. When I went to Windows 95 and then 98 I had no problems. I skipped Windows ME, 2000 but bought XP and loved it. I still use it from time to time and it works as well now as then. I bought a laptop with Vista and it was O.K. but not a super software package. Windows 7 has been delightful but then came 8 and it has been awful. I fully recognize that much of it is my being spoiled to 7; however, I am stuck and will become a dedicated user so to speak unless I can redo my hardware to look like MacBooks.

Bottom Line: Upgrade to 8 if and only if you need to or cannot resist the urge to kick your posterior black and blue.