So my 2007 Dell D820 died the other day so I ended up getting a Asus Ultrabook for $450, works great for the price. Anyways it came with windows 8 and it is truly horrible we all know. So here is some quick tips to stop you from uninstalling win8 and putting 7 or even xp on your new laptop.
-WIndows 8 3rd Party Start Button. - AMAZING, I didn;t know how much i used the start until they removed it.
-msconfig is now built into the end task menu "Cntrl+Alt+Del"
-Half remove the stupid windows 8 squares and boot right to desktop. Disable your "connected" account they make you do in the account options under your newly installed Start menu control panel. The long way is to search for control panel (painful with the start button).
I hope you like those little tricks beause it saved me from installing WIndows 7 , costing me more money.