I took the plunge like many of you did and went ahead with a clean install of Windows 8 Pro 64-bit with a valid/legal license key. I came from Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit. I downloaded all Windows updates...installed the missing drivers from the manufacturer's website which specified they had new Windows 8 versions of the drivers...etc etc. I have experienced multiple crashes on Windows 8 and not once had my machine crash with Windows 7. It's extremely irritating. I understand my computer is about 4 years old, but according to the hardware vendors for my video card, sound card, etc. everything is Windows 8 compatible with the driver update. Have any of you guys noticed Windows 8 crashing, even on clean installs? I will get error messages upon shutting down, and just a minute ago my computer wouldn't start up...upon rebooting again, it gave me a message saying that the computer failed to start...it eventually came up, but wtf? I am getting used to Windows 8..I don't particularly like it for a desktop, but I like using the latest software. What are you guys noticing? Have you guys heard anything about Nvidia drivers crashing the computer, or HT Omega Striker drivers crashing with Windows 8? What's the latest news out there...anyone have any insight? Thank you!!!