My new laptop has Windows 8 on it. It works well, I don't have any technical problems, but it is so darned hard to work with. I have such a hard time understanding how to even find things on it, or install new programs on it. For instance, I download things onto it, and then either cannot find them, or cannot get the computer to open them. i recently downloaded a free amplifier simulation(can't remember what it's called, but I got it through a link from a thread here), and when I go to open the file I get a warning about it being a dll file, and these files are not a good idea for me to open. It asks me what I want to open it with, but I can't open it with any option it gives me. And it seems really keen to direct me to "the store" to purchase something to open it with. On XP or Windows 7 it would have either opened the file, or given me an option to extract if I right clicked the file; something. With Windows 8 it's like pulling eye teeth. This happens over and over. I cannot download practically any type of application and get it to work, or half the time even open, in this version of Windows. Even if it is designed to work with it. I would like to meet the design team for Windows 8 so I could personally tell them just how much they SUCK!