1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I do not like windows 10. I kept my laptop with windows 7 and avoided windows 8. I read a cnet review that windows 10 was good and I bought a new laptop with 10. After using 10 for a couple of months and I don't like it . Is it possible to downgrade to windows 7 or will I have to buy a another new laptop with windows 7.
    12-21-2015 09:55 PM
  2. rhapdog's Avatar
    You could purchase a license for Window 7 to install on your laptop, but there is no guarantee that there will be drivers for your particular laptop available for Windows 7. Probably best to purchase a Windows 7 Laptop to be on the safe side. Even then, support for drivers for Windows 7 devices from a laptop manufacturer are probably going to be limited and not kept up with well.
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    12-22-2015 10:02 AM
  3. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Since you bought a new laptop with Windows 10, you at least need the installer of Windows 7 so that you could install that in your new laptop.

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    12-22-2015 10:07 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    will I have to buy a another new laptop with windows 7
    I suspect those are getting rare as hen's teeth...

    You can make Windows 10 more like 7. How to Make Windows 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7

    Then at least you have new hardware.

    Myself? I fully dig 10, but to each their own.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    12-22-2015 06:46 PM
  5. JD_Morecraft's Avatar
    cant OEM installs back install the past two versions of Windows? If so just get an OEM download of windows 7 from your manufacture and it should be able to read the key off of your motherboard.
    12-22-2015 08:00 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    it should be able to read the key off of your motherboard.
    OP stated he bought a new laptop with Windows 10 installed. There is no Windows 7 key stored on such a motherboard.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    12-22-2015 10:54 PM

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