Best thing MS could have done was get rid of Balmer and his entire idiotic regime, and they did get rid of them all. Win 8 was a graphical and toyish trash plate that Balmer thought he could shove down the throats of consumers because he thought he was some kind of god over there. Now the idiot is homeless and standing shoeless in a soup line, as he very well should be. Ok, I'm not sure about the homeless, shoeless part... but the guy was a jerkoff imo. You say: It runs better than 7 on almost everything that 7 runs on I say: huh? where... how... wut??? Are you kidding me? Do you say that from actual experience or do you say that from reading some google review? I say, I don't believe it. My machines all are fast. All 6 of them are rockets. All run Win 7. I had Win 8, tossed it in the garbage a long time back. Windows 7 has been the best OS ever, well, for me I mean... and billions of others agree too. Win 9? I'm betting Win 9 will come with all kinds of serious user installation restrictions (that benefit MS, not the user) and all this cloud krap that I don't want or need. I don't want my credit card info in a cloud somewhere over Jakarta or Libya or who knows where, so some thief or disgruntled employee over there in India can access my info. I can afford a harddrive.