Summary: Check reviews on Samsung site and you will find others having same issues. No one can tell you why Windows 8 will not work on this laptop.
Pros: Windows 8 ? Oh, wait that is a Con. Sleek and thin design.
Cons: Windows 8 crashes all the time. Thought it was spyware so did a restore. Crashed again, re-installed Windows 8 Crashed again. Ran tech tools and found that the harddrive was defective. Well turns out it was an almost DOA laptop from the day of purchase. Sent in for repair. Returned with a non-legit Windows install had to call Microsoft to activate it.