Windows 8 downgrade

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by Boy12, May 21, 2013.

  1. Boy12
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    So i have been thinking lately to downgrade back to windows 7.
    Can i just install Windows 7 over Windows 8? Or doesn't it work that way?
     
  2. yusuo

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    It doesn't work that way, fresh install is the way to go for you i'm afraid
     
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    You can. This is how the official downgrades OEMs were offering worked. Your PC may even come with such a downgradel you can find out by calling Microsoft, giving them your Windows 8 product key and asking. (or check the product description from where you got it from, it might say)
    Before installing, you have to make sure the UEFI "secure boot" is disabled in the UEFI BIOS.
    You'll probably lose all your installed applications, settings, user profiles and such so it's more of a fresh install than a downgrade. But that's the only way to do it without reformatting, I'm afraid.
     
  4. Boy12
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    Alright, thank's for the info!
    I think i'm just gonna stay on Windows 8 then.
     
  5. Magsor

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    You can dual boot win 7 and win 8 its easier to make transition that way.