Mike, Windows 7 is still available, some places, and only while stock lasts. Once their gone, their gone. I looked everywhere locally, and, they were gone. Oh well, some like 8, some hate it. Most of the computer tech's I've spoke with advise that most hate it, as I do. I found a program online, free, that gave me my start button back, as well as control panel, computer, etc. where it used to be. I have two new laptops with 8, they both suck, so I know its not just a fluke. I have to admit, the more I stay on it, the easier it is to navigate, and lets me know just how much it really does suck.