If you have one computer and want to try Win 8, you should consider dual booting. Just follow these easy steps:\n\n1. Download Win 8\n2. Create a new partition on your hard drive (I recommend “free" EaseUS Partition Manager home edition - [url]http://www.partition-tool.com/download.htm[/url] )\n3. Install Win 8 on the new partition\n4. On first boot up you’ll get to choose your default OS...note that your default is Win 8. If you want another OS to be your default, click the "Change Defaults or Choose Other Options" button and then the "Choose the Default Operating System" button and select your OS, i.e. Win 7.