I do not need to be made to upgrade to Windows 8. (my laptop came with it) I just upgraded last night to Windows 8.1 as a matter of fact. I run Classic Shell 4.0 (check it out people… seriously, check it out) so that I have a **fully** functional start menu that has many, many configurable options and I am happier than happy. Did I mention that it is FREE ? Also upgraded my friends brand spanking new desktop computer last night…right out of the box…to Windows 8.1 and also added Classic Shell to that machine also.