Those computer aficionados who are currently in a steamy romance with Windows 7 (or alternatively, those who simply think Windows 8 is the ugly, red-headed stepchild of the OS world) may want to avoid purchasing a new HP desktop or notebook shipped after the release of Windows 8 (October 26), as they’ll effectively be...

In order to ensure a smooth transition over to Windows 8, Microsoft is allowing consumers that aren’t ready to move on to request a downgrade to Windows 7 from Microsoft. If you plan on buying HP though, be advised that downgrading isn’t really supported by HP. While you can still secure your copy of Windows 7 for...