I am considering the £28 Microsoft upgrade offer. If I download and install Win 8, if at some time in the future I want to reformat my HD, will I still have access to Win 8 as a download means I have no disk? Currently on Win 7.
Microsoft has sold over 60 million Windows 8 licenses in two months - it's a very good Windows version indeed.
Like all new operating system releases there's a learning curve. This one is somewhat more complicated by the fact of the user interface,which has been primarily designed with touch screens in mind. It's perfectly good on a conventional screen and mouse combination however.
Minor glitches are being resolved on a daily basis, and manufacturers are rapidly adding certified drivers. It's an upgrade that in my opinion is well worth making. We've seen far more in the way of teething problems with previous versions when they were launched.