bought from newegg.com
From the day I received this system I had various issues. Most notably frequent wireless connection drops. So I thought I'd start with a clean install. I changed out the hard drive with a seagate 500G hybrid drive and enabled UEFI and installed windows8 which gives you very fast boot with UEFI enabled. I work at MS on windows8 so I thought I'd be able to get things to work as drivers from win7 should be mostly compatible.
This was a big mistake. There wasn't drivers for the touchpad on the web site and the upgrade software wouldn't work. I found Sentienel drivers for the touchpad which seems to be correct and the latest version, but they didn't resolve the issues. It is almost impossible to use the keyboard with this touchpad as it continually thinks you are tapping. I didn't encouter this issue with the system with the factory image on it.
So now I just want to go back to windows7, but don't want to spend 50 bux for the recovery DVD. Has anyone started from a clean install of windows7? Any reccomendations?