I haven't been able to get any of my major programs to operate at their full capacity.
I've spent all week researching the various issues but it seems I've just been banging my head against a brick wall.
Seems Microsoft just decided to that every one's going to love and commit to 8.1 or else. The thing was designed to block your every attempt to down(up)grade back to windows 7. They even went so far as to stop selling the discs online.
Took the machine back to best buy to see if their geek squad can figure it out. The half hour I forced to wait there didn't instilled a very strong sense of hope though.
I'm loosing money every day that this system isn't working and it looks like I'll have to spend more before it's all settled. T _T