I like to be practical and to help my readers as much as possible.
And I'm not joking, this isn't a sarcastic post or a satirical one - it's REALLY one of the most practical ones I've ever done.
DO NOT GET A COMPUTER WITH WINDOWS 8.
In following this humble advice you are saving yourself AT LEAST 10 hours of your life and labor. Pro-rated at a normal wage that's like saving $200.
Hold onto your old copy of Windows 7 and wait for Windows 9. And if it doesn't improve switch to Mac or even Linux.
Yes, it is THAT bad.