Or at least running the way I want it.
Figured out the “windows explorer crashing when copying and pasting” on my own. My ability to troubleshoot, research, try different things, and then and only then open a support request is why even though I give them all the information, even step by step what I’ve already done, I’m treated like a know nothing.
So, I fixed the problem. Then I found a Windows 8 Aero Tweak tool that works (still in beta, so I get a nag screen every once in a while, but have told the programmer I wouldn’t have a problem buying it when it comes out commercially, as long as the nag screen goes away).
Made the touch pad a little less sensitive. No more moving cursor but accidentally moving oxygen molecules over it.
Still no BSODs after the Windows welcome screen anymore. I still believe that even though the laptop was sold with Windows 7 installed, it was built for Windows 8. I wonder how many other Sony Vaios have been having a lot of BSODs at welcome screen?