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#1 techg0d



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 09:27 PM

Okay, I'm new to the forum but I wanted to come here and ask a (few) question(s). 


I want a new laptop. But the only ones I can find now in stores ( i have to go instores to purchase a laptop, i don't like waiting plus i like to physically see what I'm buying) are windows 8. I hate windows 8. I wanted to know if I could downgrade to windows 7, how hard it would be, and what would be the repercussions? 




Could I purchase a windows 8 laptop, then replace the harddrive with a new one that has windows 7 on it? And could i buy a small laptop with a small harddrive, sayyyyyy a 320 gig with windows 8 on it then put a 1tb harddrive in it with windows 7? Would it be able to handle it? 




Thanks for your answers in advance! <3

#2 Sethre



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 10:51 PM

Downgrading to windows 7 would be an easy task, you would just have to be prepared to spend the 50 bucks or whatever windows 7 costs to get it. After you buy it just install, follow the steps and bam, it has windows 7 on it.


#3 SpleenBeGone


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

I know for a while Win8 actually had a downgrade feature, and if you got Pro you didn't even need a Windows 7 key. You might want to look into that.


Otherwise, it's as simple as having a copy of Windows 7 and installing it from scratch. 


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