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Windows 7: New Laptop with Windows 8 Need Windows 7

18 Dec 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

I am holding out hope that things will change when the full reaction of consumers is felt.

If Dell offers WIn7 as an option already, then others may follow.

Win7 is wildly popular, showing no age at 3, and offers a perfect desktop experience - which is not at all the case with Win8.


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18 Dec 2012   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It appears that only 2013 works with Windows 8. So, it looks like you need to downgrade to 7, or upgrade Solidworks. Does your school offer that as an option?

SolidWorks System Requirements | Windows and Mac | SolidWorks

If it is a medium - large size school, they may also have Windows 7 freely available to you as a student.
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