Ok guys there might be a bunch of threads on this, but my net sucks and I dont have patience to search so sorry in advance. Anyways, I recently got a u410 laptop. I wanted windows 7. I REALLY wanted windows 7. I could not find anything so i settled for Windows 8. I feared I would hate it. Sure enough I did. So much so I downloaded Ubantu and botched up my pc. I had to pay Lenova $85 to get a back up disk so here I am again. I DONT want to spend $100 on windows 7 so please dont suggest that. (MS took enough of my money) Any tricks to make windows 8 less of a pain in the @$$. I know many here like it. I DONT. I gave it a chance. Still hate it. Hate all this app crap. Please help.