[QUOTE=hjgoodland;2672628]Got a Samsung laptop for Christmas with Windows 8. Initially took me in with all its shininess and brand-new-ness. Encountered no problems whatsoever installing World of Warcraft. I wanted a good laptop for gaming, in a nutshell, rather than my 10 year old desktop PC.
Ran into A LOT of problems playing The Sims 2.
Base game & all expansions installed without error. I get to the “Create a family” screen, click “Add Member” and the game crashes. Happens each time.
Also installed The Sims Life Stories and Castaway Stories, both crashed after 20-30 minutes of playing, and have both crashed again within 5 minutes the last time I tried to play them.
Very disappointing, I made a leap from XP to Windows 8 and didn’t realise half the stuff I played on XP won’t work on Windows 8. My laptop is now outside its 21-day-refund-exchange guarantee thingy, so all I can do now is flog it on ebay and hopefully find a decent Windows 7 laptop or save up for a MacBook.[/QUOTE]
Or buy a license Windows7Pro Sp1 and reformat and load all the drivers for the laptop and you will still have a new laptop that will work. Do that before selling it off…at least you will know your laptop will still be new and have the one year warranty…