I was recently bought a dell 15R inspiron laptop for Christmas, which came pre-loaded with windows 8. I CAN NOT use this operating system (I wrote a list of reasons why, but my post got lost - just please accept I don't want this). My previous laptop broke. I can't afford a new one, nor can I afford to buy a windows 7 installation disk. I would like to - if possible - just downgrade windows 8 to windows 7 so I can get on with my life... if I have to use windows 8 I will just give this laptop back and do without a computer. Does anyone know if this is possible? I haven't called Dell support yet - I'm avoiding that at all costs - but I may have to. Maybe someone has been in a similar situation though and can give me some info or share useful resources. Also, I'm not totally opposed to installing linux, but I'm very worried that it would become a huge headache, especially because there's weird features on this latop such as blue-tooth and other crap that I can't imagine is going to work with linux... Any help is appreciated, I'm really feeling so discouraged right now.