Hi all, Im thinking about upgrading windows 7 to windows 8. PLEASE read the following before replying: The issue I face (as with all windows past XP) is its memory useage .... Let me explain first before you rip me a new one: We all know windows VISTA ate RAM .... the more you had, the more it used, resulting in a slow computer. We all know windows 7 is basically doing the same thing as VISTA; but instead of ram, it uses the hard disc caching like a mother. So, unless you got a second drive with/hosting the swap file (so the swap throughput doesn't interfere with the main drive too much) or a SSD, the result is the same slow down. I know that reading this sounds like my computer comes from the dark ages, but many 'experts' fail to realise that up to date computing power has lessened the extent of the slow down so that many believe it to not exist at all. Now you know where I stand with a small insight into the question Im about to ask: Q. What kind of memory demand does windows 8 have please? RAM or HDD? Im NOT talking about flipping over the box and reading a list of rec. specs., that's for people who clearly have no idea what I am asking. Btw my computer spec is: i7 3610QM 2.3GHz, 6GB ram, GT650 2GB ram, 1TB HDD - I don't live in the dark ages and I am tired of 'experts' telling me that windows 7 doesn't use the swapfile. no trolls please. Ty for your time reading my weird (but wonderful) post.