My two weeks with two Windows 8 computers - one computer and one laptop. It's my very short story about Windows 8. Three months ago, I purchased a new computer with Windows 7 for my work . It has Intel Core i7-3770 and 8.0 GB RAM. During those months, I had ZERO issues with my computer. After receiving numerous e-mails from Microsoft "Update to Windows 8. What are you waiting for?", I decided to go for Windows 8. First upgrade failed, but on the second attempt, I successfully joined the "Windows 8 users" club. In short, within two weeks, I've refreshed my computer twice. The very next morning after my second refresh, the computer informed me that Outlook had some kind of error and asked me to restart and repair it. That was my last time I saw my Desktop window. Nothing helped. Could not refresh, repair, boot into safe mode, run MS DOS. Nothing was working. Could not even reset. My CD-drive was locked and not visible on BIOS. After contacting Microsoft, I downloaded Win 8 and, only using my USB Flash Drive, I was able to do a clean install of Windows 8. I'm not going to complain about the HOURS WASTED to reinstall, update, recover, etc., after two refresh and one clean install of Windows 8. By the way, two days after the clean install, I needed to manually shut down my computer 4 times because of frozen screen. I could use Windows Key & X but could not get Task Manager. I could get Charm bars, but could not turn off the computer. No way to turn my computer off. I don't know what to expect in the very near future from my computer. Two weeks ago, I purchased a new Windows 8 laptop. Twice I needed to refresh my brand new Toshiba laptop. After the second refresh, my laptop started having difficult times to start. It used to take about 5 minutes to boot. All my issues were sent to Microsoft. I decided to revert my laptop to a previous "Clean State with All Microsoft Updates" restore point. After that restore, only after numerous login attempts, I used to be able to get to my Desktop windows. My laptop was very sluggish. After contacting Toshiba customer service, I decided to return my laptop, and replace it with a Sony laptop. I have worked with Win98, Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista, and Windows 7. In my personal opinion, Windows 8 OS is the least stable operating system from Microsoft. WINDOWS 8 IS NOT WINDOWS 7 JUST BETTER. I will not recommend my boss to upgrade our work computers to Windows 8. NO, NO, NO. I think, Microsoft's obsession with Metro Interface for tablets and mobile phones, is the biggest culprit.