actually windows 8 has more problems. one of my freinds brother had windows 8 as a laptop with top specs but it couldnt load splinter cell blacklist wheareas when my freind has windows 7 with lower specs, it runs smoothly. windows 8 is RUBBISH. Just get windows 7 ultimate 64bit. it may be pricey but its better.windows 8 is cheap since its practically unusable. infact MSDOS is more usable.