Alert the lynching mob. Yes, I deleted W8 and reinstalled W7. I couldn't live with the graphics glitches, IE full screen mode not returning to normal view in Youtube, the horrible, horrible new Skype and last but not least the USB2 speeds. W7 (almost) always behaved predictably. W8 didn't. Yes, it's faster. Yes, it's the same kernel (sort of). There are a number of improvements for sure but they do not make up for the shortfalls. Let the flaming begin!