What I'm mainly concerned with now is the the compatibility assistant says that the firmware on the HP a6120n with four gigs of ram, won't support Bootsafe. That I understand is one strongpoint of W 8 that I'd like to have. Some folks say that it'll still install, but there must be a way to enable Bootsafe.
I try to keep this machine clean regularly running SAS, MBAM, etc.. There may be some weird leftover entries in the system registry and whatnot. Do I need to get this stuff squeaky clean before I lay Windows 8 on it?