When Microsoft first announced Windows 8, it was widely reported that the new Internet Explorer 10 which was included in Win8 would not be made available for any other previous versions. However, it seems that this is no longer the case.
A year ago, Microsoft released an early alpha version of IE10 that ran on Windows 7, and today they updated it to a release preview which, by all accounts, is now pretty stable.
So if you're still using Windows 7, and want to try out the new version of IE that's part of Windows 8, head to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/ie-10-release-preview for the download.
As for Windows 8 itself, as an operating system, the jury's still out. My personal opinion is, to say the least, far from favourable. However, with most new PCs now being supplied with Win8, we will of course be covering it in this section of Tech Support Alert.