I'm not backing off my wish that WIN-8 and it's even worse "upgrade" WIN-8.1 both die screaming in a fire.
But I found that you can still get brand new computers loaded with WIN-7, except that you have to order them.
Mine's a Dell, and I found out from IMing a tech that the touchpad non-scrolling thing is a FEATURE! of WIN-8.1 (Die in a fire while being skinned alive!).
You can go to the website of your big electronics box store and search for computers using OS as a requirement, and it will show you what you can still order.