Install Windows 8 Today

At the risk of sounding like a commercial for Microsoft products, I’m having a really hard time restraining myself in my enthusiasm for Windows 8. I’ve written previously about the schizophrenic interface, and many other features.

On its release date, I installed Windows 8 on my Lenovo 200 Tablet PC. This laptop was full of bloat, loaded up with a ridiculously huge array of software from the University where I work, including the old Windows 7 Tablet PC set up. It used to take 8-10 maddening minutes to start up. I decided to do a clean install of Windows 8, getting rid of everything, and then installing only MS Office 2010, Dropbox and Camtasia Studio. Now it’s like a brand new PC. It starts up in less than one minute, and is 100 percent reliable.

The installation price of $40 was completely worth it. You can pay a lot more than that for utilities just to try to keep your old PC running.

(BTW, I don’t get anything from Microsoft for saying this.)


About Mark P. Holtzman

Chair of Accounting Department at Seton Hall University. PhD from The University of Texas at Austin. Worked at Deloitte's New York Office. BSBA from Hofstra University.

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