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sispro

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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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Kelsenellenelvian

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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, 01 August 2013 - 03:27 PM.


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HP 2000-2c12NR Notebook



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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...ies-7000007280/

http://www.pcworld.c...ed-to-know.html

 

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

 

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You can't do it for free (Like Jaclaz stated)

 

However that laptop is not locked to Windows 8 IF you have a windows 7 license and disk there are drivers for Win7 on that laptop.

 

http://h10025.www1.h...n&lang=en&cc=us



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



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

Naah, I thought that would be Naked WIndows 7 ⅓ : The Final insult! (to MS ;)) :thumbup:

 

 

:lol:

 

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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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StartIsBack is the Win7 Startmenu for Windows 8:

 

http://www.msfn.org/...ack-21-release/

 

Get Aero back with this:

 

http://www.msfn.org/...s-for-win8-rc4/



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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.prodigita...m/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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