I haven't been on the forums lately because I have been having very good luck with Windows 7-32 bit version. It's been running almost perfect for me for the last couple of years. I have a few problems with IE9 but they are minor, and I prefer it over Firefox, just for the basic look and easy access to my favorite bookmarks. I have no interest in touch screen technology or tablets so I'm not excited about Windows 8 at all. Windows 7 is working out great for me. Eventially I may do a fresh install but It's really not necessary so I just keep going with what I have.