For anyone who's really having this issue; Windows 8 was known to be 'failed'.
A lot of tricks they used to speed up single user logins (for example, no traditional Profiles) resulted in a lot of oddball issues.
8.1 Did fix this, but I don't think they actually offered that for free.....
Now, Windows 7,8,8.1 keys can be used to install Windows 10, and after you run a pass of "O&O Shutup 10" over the top of it, it's a really great OS!
It's so stable, sometimes things like memory errors become hard to pinpoint because it just handles the bad data and re-requests the stream.
As a semi-recent linux convert, I still take my hat off to Windows10.
If they just implement a "I'm an IT pro" option to disable all the wizards, telemetry, and automation, it'd be the best OS in the world!
Wherever you go in life, watch out for Scythe, the tackling IT support guy.
"I don't care what race you are, not one f*cking bit, if you want to be seen as a good people, you go in there and you f*ck up the people who (unofficially) represent you in a negative light!"