When I bought my new computer, I transitioned from XP to Windows 8 instantly. I had no experience with computers of any other version because I was not in school anymore and did very little on the computer anyway. I found there were a LOT of changes, but so far I think I am figuring things out. Initially I had a really hard time finding things since so much had changed. I kind of miss how easy XP was to use though, Windows 8 seems over complicated to me.