This weekend I decided it was time to build the home office, spent a bit on furniture, and booted the desktop for the first time in 13 months. It worked for a bit and then after a reboot I couldn't get it past the BIOS bootup screen. I decided now is the time to upgrade.
I just purchased another Dell running Windows 8.1. Yeah, this is going to take a little getting used to. Nothing like Vista, and definitely nothing like Chrome OS.
Thankfully I had my old desktop being backed up via SugarSync so I still have access to all of my old stuff, but yeah... Windows 8.1 is weird.