^Borrowed from the MC Update thread. Thanks Justin.^Windows 8 appears to be having some technical problems with Minecraft right now, so although you can currently get Windows 8 extremely cheaply, do not update if you want to still play. Many people (including myself and other community members) are having difficulties getting it compatible due to OpenGL errors.Windows 7, Windows 8 Developer Preview and Windows 8 Consumer Preview seem to run fine with it, however Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows RT, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro are having difficulties on some computers. You're not guaranteed to run into this problem, but if you intend to upgrade to Windows 8 and have one of the OS's it currently works on, I strongly advise you wait. The discounted price is still in effect until the end of January 2013.Please don't say "it's a graphics card error", because for me and numerous others, even with the correct drivers and all that, it still doesn't work. If you have upgrade then do try getting the Vista versions of the graphics card drivers, as they seem to fix the problem for some people. As Windows 8 is very new, the drivers seem to be having some problems working or something. I suspect a fix will be found soonish, but until, we just have to hang on. If you have updated, I recommend PMing Maxarias, Shaunwhite1982 and IcecreamCow to get derelict protection put onto your account - while it may not be needed, it's better safe than sorry.If anyone has a clue about fixes or whatnot, then please post them here, but please do not bash Windows 8 in general. You're welcome to your opinion, but this thread hasn't been made to turn into an argument.*Results vary from person, but the problem seems to be pretty widespread.