themacguy wrote:No drivers available for Windows 7.
Probably no drivers for Windows for Workgroups 3.11 either :-/
People really just need to load Start8 or StartIsBack or Classic Shell and get over it EDIT: (Or actually just get used to Windows 8.1, it's noticeably better than 8.0). Windows 8 is not crappy under the hood like Vista was, it's mostly just a new user interface over the top that a lot of folks dislike.
Actually in many (possibly most) cases loading Win 7 will work fine even if not officially supported by the manufacturer. Forum postings can usually confirm whether that's the case or not for a specific model, and whether or not there are any components that won't function properly, but really Win 8.1 is just fine for most people, especially when you have a Touch Screen.
After loading one of the above programs and/or tweaking a couple things you can mostly ignore the Metro interface and use it just about as though it were Win 7 for the most part if desired, but with optimizations and updates (faster boot time, possibly a tiny bit better overall performance, more automated drivers, etc).
On a side note, one of the MS designers commented recently on why they did what they did. I'm not sure I fully buy into it, but at least it seems to make a LITTLE bit more sense now:
I'm not convinced enough to actually buy a Windows 8.1 upgrade for a system that already has Windows 7, but if it comes with 8, I won't bother trying to roll it back to 7.
Also it looks like this Woot ships with Windows 8.0, but 8.1 is a free downloadable upgrade. There are lots of videos with tips on how to get used to Windows 8 and get things done quickly. For example: