What were they thinking? I helped a friend who had just bought a new computer install some Netzero 4g hardware/software. Not only would the drivers not work, it took me forever to figure out how to get to any of the normal trouble shooting places, like hardware devices, control panel, etc. Everything is a mystery, including how to even shut down the computer.
The final straw was when the mouse driver wouldn’t work, either. I took the same devices home and they worked fine on my Win7 machine. She sold the pc to a friend and bought another one with Win7 installed. Everything worked fine
The problem seems to be that Microsoft designed this system to be a generic tablet for all devices–the home screen looks like my smartphone screen, and the natural tendency, and the expected behavior is to slide the icons around, only guess what–this doesn’t work on your normal desktop pc (no touch screen). And there’s no “desktop” mode to get you back to a normal pre-8 screen.
After doing further reading on the internet, I’ve seen several postings that suggest Win8 is not a big improvement over Win7, so I think I’ll stick with Win7 if I should need a new pc in the near future.