Hello, this summer, my wife and I purchased a new HP F9H96UA#ABA and it has windows 8. We don't have a touch screen, and like many others, I miss windows 7. It has an AMD A8 Processor, and 4gb of ram. We are not doing intense gaming, etc, but we mostly surf, and pictures, etc. I downloaded slimcomputer and turned off a bunch of startup apps, and also background apps. It will sit at 6-7% CPU useage, and 75% RAM useage, with just some web browsers open. I did research and it is possible to upgrade the RAM on this computer to 6 or 8GB, but it isn't supposed to be user accessible. I was thinking of going back to windows 7 thinking that it would be less of a RAM hog, but this article seemed to suggest otherwise. (can't post links yet) anyone have any specific help, or ideas between windows 7 and windows 8 regarding RAM? thanks!