I don't know what happened to my post from earlier. But, here it is again, here are my laptop specifications, I don't know much about computer either, so if you have time please take a look to make sure it excess the requirements. Yes, I am using the Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus, I even changed my profile picture to the case that it came in with. You are correct it is compatible with Win 8, just don't know why it crashes sometimes. Will look for the error codes. Product Features
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5th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-5010U processorFeatures a 3MB L3 cache and 2.1GHz processor speed.
Intel® Core™ i3 processorFeatures smart 4-way processing performance for HD quality computing. Intel® HD graphics provide extra graphics power for your laptop when you need it.
6GB DDR3L SDRAMFor multitasking power.
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW driveCreate custom DVDs and CDs.
15.6" WLED-backlit high-definition touch screenWith 1366 x 768 resolution makes navigation simple and showcases movies, games and Web content in crisp detail.
750GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm)Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
Intel® HD Graphics 5500Feature shared video memory for clear images. HDMI output enables flexible connectivity.
Front-facing VGA webcamWith an integrated digital microphone makes it easy to video chat with loved ones.
Digital media readerSupports SD format.
1 USB 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 portsFor fast digital data transfer and easy peripheral connectivity.
Built-in 1x1 high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)Connect to the Internet without wires.
Built-in 10/100Base-T Ethernet LANWith RJ-45 connector for simple wired Web connection.
Weighs 5.34 lbs. and measures just 1.01" thinFor easy portability. Full-size, island style keyboard with numeric keypad enables comfortable typing and simple data entry.
HP finish in black licoriceCreates a sleek appearance.
Software package includedWith CyberLink PhotoDirector, CyberLink PowerDirector, CyberLink Power Media Player and more. Includes 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365.
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