got the new one. im downloading updates and surfing the forum now and it seems to keep up pretty good. i am not real happy with windows 8 so far though, it took me like an hour to figure out how to get to most of the personalization stuff, thats ridiculous for someone who has my background. cant believe someone like my inlaws would ever find the stuff. there is a 8.1 that is supposed to be better and its free like the old service packs, i am looking into that now. one positive thing though is time from opening the lid to useable is like a quarter to a tenth of my previous xp computer.
1998 Bonneville SSE
2007 Monte Carlo LT-KYB, Clarion, Polk audio, Kicker
1999 Yukon SLE-KYB, Air lift, Reese dual-cam, Tekonsha
1987 Firebird-355/th400-nothing stock