Last October 2012 Microsoft released its Windows 8. The upgraded personaalized operating system following Windows 7. Windows 8 is an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on home and business desktops, personal computers, laptops, netbooks, and media center PCs. The minimum hardware requirements is 1 GHz x-86-64 processor and the memory (RAM) that is 2GB. There also needs to be 20 GB of free space. I personally havent updated to the new microsoft 8 but i do hopeto do so in the further when i purchase a new laptop.