You may get to this later, but I love the new progress screen when you copy files. To see it at its best, select several large files and copy them somewhere. You'll see a window that shows you a histogram of the speed during the copy as well as progress details. It's great!
I was a bit skeptical at first about Win 8, but I'm a total supporter now. But you have to use it a while to love it. Of course, newbies won't know anything different, so they'll have to like it immediately.
Off topic: I also tried to defrag a disc and discovered that Win 8 seems to keep them perpetually defragged. Zero fragmentation whenever you check it. Who knew?
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