Re: Should I upgrade to windows 8?
If you know what you're doing, Windows 8 can be manipulated the same way as windows 7. If you don't like the new start menu, I'd recommend using classic shell:
Also, some apps and games do NOT run on windows 8 or 8.1. If you're only considering upgrading to Win 8 because of Micro$oft support, don't do it. Save yourself from headaches and actually using the support several times per day. Other than major bugs, Windows 8 is an okay operating system...just not an upgrade from windows 7.
Hope this helps you.