Do you think it’s worth upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8? It seems like a lot of work to perform the upgrade, and I’m not convinced it will get me very much.
Although we like to play with the latest software and hardware we can find, our general attitude for people actually trying to get stuff done is to leave it alone. That is, unless you really need some of the new features in Windows 8, leaving your computer running Windows 7 for now is probably the best alternative. If you feel the need to take advantage of a touch screen, or if you like the full-screen Windows 8 start screen experience, then, by all means, take the plunge. If your computer runs Windows 7, it will most likely run Windows 8 without problem. (If you’re currently running Windows XP or the misbegotten Windows Vista, then if your hardware meets the minimum requirements for Windows 8, we strongly suggest you consider upgrading your operating system—you’ll find the requirements listed here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/system-requirements).