Bluekanoodle you mention that you replace the drive with an ssd drive.

Question was it easy to find and remove since this computer is one of those that does not show the compartment for memory and/or drive clearly pinpointed.

In other words it seems like you have to take out the entire back cover to access the hdd, did it fall apart on you or was it very easy, I' just might go your route after all; After all. All I' want is to keep Win 8 since I' paid it after all.

I' love english, even if I can't spell, lol

want to keep win 8, I know, sounds sick. lol