I got stuck with Windows 8 pre-installed, lets just say I wont be buying from NewEgg anymore sadly. Efforts to install Windows 7 even after negotiating UEFI failed, I believe that the BIOS has been specifically munged to thwart the 7 install. Asus simply says you cant go back.
So why I hate Windows 8 starts with the fact that I am a business/tech user, I don’t need to draw pictures for my mother or swipey swipey with my finger. I need VPN’s to work and ASDM software to work.
Tip #1: How to get Cisco VPN Client to work with Windows 8
Open Registry editor by typing regedit in CMD prompt
Browse to the Registry Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\CVirtA
Select the DisplayName to modify, and delete the leading characters in front of “Cisco”
For x64, change the value data from something like “@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows” to “Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows”