This year for Christmas and my Birthday my computer decided it hated me... or rather, Windows 7 decided it hated my computer. Some of the "critical" updates were somehow crashing windows. First it was that my main log in account became corrupted. I was able to activate the hidden admin account and transfer all my files over to another computer on my home network. Then I deleted the corrupted account and started over. A couple days later, windows crashed completely. I couldn't get it to load at all, so I did a fresh win 7 install. A few days after that, as the last 2 years of updates came though, windows again wouldn't load... another install. I thought it was non Microsoft drivers... did just critical updates and low and behold yesterday the only way I could get into my system was in safe mode. So, for my birthday I updated to the dreaded windows 8. I figure since it clearly has to do with the win 7 updates, upgrading to 8 would be the only way to resolve the issue (unless I were to throw my computer through a window in my house, but that would create other issues of course).
So far... so good. I don't like Win 8, but I'm getting used to it. It's absolutely designed for touch screens, which is funny because there's not THAT many laptops out there for sale at the moment that are touch screens. In the end, it's design is to sell more of everything else. Sell more windows phones. Sell more tablets. (because they both run a similar interface to win 8) and mostly to sell APPS. Yes, in 8 they are calling EVERY PROGRAM an app and take you to the "app store" to update, download, and buy more "apps" like you do on a smartphone or tablet. It's annoying, but not as annoying as my computer DIEING every other day.
Anyhow... I haven't been around much the past few weeks and that's why... here's hoping I don't get too annoyed with 8. I'm trying hard to embrace it.