Windows update shit canned my install, to where it was doing a continuous boot loop. Finally was able to get it to boot safe mode, fixed the issue.
Then saw that my storage space was borked. With all my data.
Luckily I have two different backups (Crashplan and regular Windows backup) running.
I am now configuring MDRAID on Ubuntu 12.04LTS, and replacing Win8. Buh. Bye.
P.S. Unity isn't as bad as I remember it.