Should I jump of the cliff and upgrade from Win7 to 8.1 or not? I'll be honest with you. I never even tested windows 8/8.1. I took one look at it and then screamed for hours, and after the shot the doctors gave me wore off decided it was all a bad dream. But here’s the thing, my kids came home from school the other day with a pair of new laptops the school had been kind enough to give them. Problem is there are windows 8 on them. And to make things even worse, they expect me to be able to help them. I got stuck in the start menu the first time and then there were doctors and padded rooms everywhere; I even might have been abducted by aliens since there's time missing... Never the less, my kids demand me to be able to help. So all the great people on the most awesome forum in the world; Help me! Pros, cons (except the madness of it all. I got that down to a science already) tips to make things better and what not. What I really want is a few well thought thru reviews of good and bad experiences.