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Hate Windows 8

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I just got a new laptop today and it has windows 8 in it. I hate it and want to put windows 7 on can I do that without it messing anything up.

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Depends on which laptop.

Some manufactures signed agreements with ms and locked their laptops to windows 8.

What is the make and model #?

Edited by Kelsenellenelvian
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Check your Windows 8 license, downgrade rights should be stated there (it may depend on the version of Windows 8, too) see:

http://www.zdnet.com/hp-clarifies-windows-8-consumer-pc-downgrade-and-warranties-7000007280/

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2015107/downgrading-from-windows-8-to-7-what-you-need-to-know.html

In a nutshell, Pro is downgradable, "plain" 8, NO...

jaclaz

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Install StartIsBack, the Aero Glass DLL and a Sidebar and you have a Windows 7.5

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I am not sure what this Start is back is

but I do have a window 7 lic cd

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I just got a new laptop today and it has windows 8 in it. I hate it and want to put windows 7 on can I do that without it messing anything up.

Once BigMuscle releases Aero Glass for Win8, you'll be able to make Windows 8 about 99% as functional as the best configured Windows 7 system. I've done it.

This guide tells you how to turn a Windows 8 system essentially back into a Windows 7 system.

http://www.prodigitalsoftware.com/W8ToWork.html

I can't really see any way that it's better than Windows 7, though. And there are a couple of things they just deleted - e.g., Previous Versions integration with Windows Backup.

-Noel

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I was a Win8 hater when it first came out, but now that I have my Desktop back, Start menu, Aero, Games and Gadgets etc I have not gone back to Win7, plus I like the faster install time and bootup as well..DP :thumbup

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don't mind W8 with start is back unfortunately I can not find updated video drivers so games ect don't run so I still use W7 for most of that.

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