got the update email from Microsoft.
Downloaded the Upgrade Assistant and lo and behold, bar a couple of old programs I can use the new OS.
So I thought for £25, straight from Microsoft, seems a good enough deal.
Downloaded it and installed it and all went well, except that Win8 ignores my graphics card.
Doesn't even know it's there, and it won't let me install the driver software as the card I need the drivers for isn't installed.
The system just thinks I have a standard shared memory Microsoft display adapter.
Having a look around the web, this seems very common, for a range of graphics cards, with movement to the new OS, anyone found a work around?
The problem is made worse with my unfamiliarity with the internal workings, and to be fair, interface, of Win8. (3.11, 95, 98SE, or XP, would cause me any trouble).
...if wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets...