I just swapped my motherboard for a new one. Pretty damned impressed with the way Windows 8 handled the swap. Turned it on, made adjustments in the bios, restarted and the computer booted to my SSD. Windows displayed a message "Configuring Hardware" for about 4-5 minutes, booted into windows and windows even preserved my drive lettering assignments. Took 20 minutes to install the board, 10 to configure the bios and perform the first boot, 5 minutes to activate by phone.