I have installed Windows 8 and running fine.. all games run fast with no problems at all.. I have no idea where you are reading games are slow... I play AC3, BF3, Fifa 12.13, Steam games.. Hitman 3 and it runs smooth.. there are cons to everything.. Even in windows 7, I don't let it update any drivers and i do the same thing in 8.. and in other SSD i have installed Windows 7.. I have switched between drives.. and you are saying Windows 8 grabbed hold of your hard drive??