I am also new to the club, will have my Alpha on Wednesday just in time to download windows 10 before the 29th cutoff date to get it for free. I have a lot to learn about this system so I will spend time reading this thread. When I upgrade to Windows 10 will I lose any of the necessary software that ships with this system? Also I am planning on just getting two 4 GB memory chips, will I be able to play most games well 1024x768 at medium settings? What about at 1900x1080? I know, I know...I will read up on all of this. I am glad this forum is here though.