Posted 26 April 2015 - 09:55 AM
Just to clarify for you, windows 8.0 still gets security updates until jan 2016, after that you either need to "upgrade" it to 8.1, switch to another OS entirely or take the very risky step of runnng an OS which doesn't get security updates. You don't need to upgrade yet, and if you think you might have problems best to leave upgrading until closer to the end of support date for 8.0, but you will need to decide what to do by January 2016. one thing to warn about signing license agreements, you might not get windows 10 until you do, but it is POSSIBLE (I don't know whether it's likely or not) that ms mgiht send out a very nasty kb update which makes a computer lock down and every time you turn it on it gives a "agree to this windows 10 agreement now, or your pc is useless until you agree at a later date".
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.
My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB