How to set up a Windows 8-compatible laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor

I used to have a Dell laptop, which is a pretty solid laptop for $1000.When I went to the Dell store, I found the Dell laptop had a Core i7 processor.It's a pretty good processor.Dell said it could run Windows 7 with a BIOS upgrade.I thought, "What's going on here?Dell is trying to make a Windows 7 laptop, and they're going to be using an Intel i5, so it's a bad idea."But then I thought about...