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Old 01-08-2016, 05:21 PM   #1
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Hello!! Is it possible to downgrade to win7. I'm using win8 now and hate it!!! My laptop isn't strong enough to handle installing win10, and I cant stand win8 anymore. Help?

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And yus ive heard win10 is just like win10 and want win10 sooo bad xD
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most systems that can run win 8 should support win 10, they are very similar. What are your system specs?

Also, I believe the downgrade option is in Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Downgrade. (If you upgraded to windows 8 from windows 7, this should work)

I would suggest going forwards to windows 10, though.
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most systems that can run win 8 should support win 10, they are very similar. What are your system specs?

Also, I believe the downgrade option is in Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Downgrade. (If you upgraded to windows 8 from windows 7, this should work)

I would suggest going forwards to windows 10, though.
ok.. so I got this laptop in august. Anddd it came with win 8. It also came with a free win 10 upgrade (which if my computer could have handled It, that wouldn't matter because Id get it in the first 24 hrs ) But ive tried and literally it killed my computer.

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Got to go take a final I will be back later tho
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The Windows 10 upgrade process by Microsoft has been crappy to say the least. My laptop has an i5 4210M, 6GB RAM etc and it took 5 mins to boot up after the upgrade, sluggish screens etc.

Best to run the upgrade, then install Windows 10 fresh, runs sweetly then.
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If you just bought this computer in August then I'm sure the specs will support windows 10. If you can't get the upgrade process to work, you can do a clean install. Use the Media Creation Tool to create a Win 10 install disc, then do a clean install and use your Windows 8 product key to activate it.

If you computer doesn't have a sticker on the bottom with the windows 8 product key, use the Produkey tool to reveal it.
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As said your laptop should be able to handle Windows 10 but there is a Media creation tool for Windows 7 that you can download from Microsoft here:-

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...nload/windows7

The problem you will have is that because your computer came with Windows 8 preinstalled you will not have the Windows 7 product key. So if you can get a valid Windows 7 product key then yes you can use this media tool to create an install DVD or USB drive. If you cannot get a Windows 7 product key (they are available on EBay but be careful. I got stung by a thieving barsteward who stole my money and didn't send me a key. I am also assuming these keys are legit because Ebay allows them to be sold {yeah right}) then you will not be able to use the media creation tool or even download it.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:07 AM   #7
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As Pete said, you'd probably have to buy a windows 7 license key in order to (legally) run Windows 7, since your computer came with Windows 8, and it's unlikely it has downgrade rights for Windows 7. I don't think they even do that anymore.
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