Thanks for any assistance with this - I'm a pretty solid hardware and OS X / AIX person, but totally out of the loop on Windows and wanted an answer what I needed as a bare minimum to try Windows 8. I searched the site and didn't see any question so asked one. It got shot down as not constructive.
Are the SU community really prone to making a poo fight over a question like this? I was looking for specific experience from someone who had done a very specific task before I set out to try Windows 8 on the hardware I own.
Can anything be done to make this more palatable to the users here?