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Oh dear. Well Microsoft will offer this upgrade at a great price. What they are not telling you is, that the start menu will disappear, to be replaced by a metro menu. I have tested the developer and consumer versions of Windows 8 extensively. I have desperately tried to gain access to things I now take for granted in Windows 7. It looks very Metro like it's name, however has no real functionality for a serious computer user. Tasks that I could do easily now are a nightmare. I tried Start 8. This is a start menu made by Stardock, but it still was not what I needed. The only way I felt semi comfortable using Windows 8 was with a dock called Rocket Dock. I still had problems. Finding a program that you rarely use is so frustrating as you have to virtually go into the install drive to where the program folder is to run it. Who wants to do that with every program? If you made your own shortcuts on the desktop then you eventually will end up with a clutter of links and folders. The Start Menu is what made Windows so great to begin with. Apparently due to a customer experience survey nobody uses the Start Menu anymore. Dear Microsoft, Anyone with a little computer knowledge, will not participate in a survey, as they like to keep their files and activities private. Well good luck Microsoft. I just recently purchased another copy of Windows 7. I will not be upgrading to Windows 8 as it is now. However I would if it had the Start Menu.