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Windows 7: win 8.1 to win 7

17 Jul 2015   #1
Selim9

windows 8.1 64 bits
 
 
win 8.1 to win 7

Hey guys, well i bought a laptop with windows 8.1 so i was sure that i will change it to windows 7 but the seller there told me that this laptop doesn't have drivers for windows 7 or smth like that, means seven will not work, to be honest i didn't realy understand what he meant, so anyone pls tell me what that means and tell me pls if i can realy format my pc or no ? thx


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17 Jul 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might be better off taking a look see at this tutorial
Windows 8.1 - Make it Look and Feel like Windows 7
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17 Jul 2015   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I would go to the HP support
and find out for myself if there are Windows 7 drivers for it. The salesman just might be lazy and get no commission from getting you free W7 media.

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17 Jul 2015   #4
Selim9

windows 8.1 64 bits
 
 

[QUOTE=ThrashZone;3110346]Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might be better off taking a look see at this tutorial
Windows 8.1 - Make it Look and Feel like Windows 7[/QU

sorry but the problem here is that i have many games won't work for win 8.1 it means i need a real win 7 not a win 7 theme so am trying to change to win 7 but am affraid after the formatting everything will be ****ed up and u know ... , so am taking the cautions before doing anything
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17 Jul 2015   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Posting the Model Number would be a good help ...
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17 Jul 2015   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

And cut out the profanity please.
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17 Jul 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep Laptops could be a challenge but usually some of the H-P bloatware might not work or some touchpad features...
No telling but as already posted the exact model number and possibly even the snid would make it easier to find what is on the laptop :/
Maxie's the best driver hunter around
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17 Jul 2015   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote:
sorry but the problem here is that i have many games won't work for win 8.1
Many games can be run in Windows 7 emulation mode successfully. Check the web site for the games in question and see if anyone else has go them working on Windows 8.1.

You really are better off staying with 8.1, just add Classic Shell of similar and you should be all set as far as useability is concerned.

Also, there is a Gaming forums for Windows 8.1, see here: Gaming - Windows 8 Forums
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17 Jul 2015   #9
gregrocker

 

Just follow these steps to Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7.

If there was any driver that was not found for someone doing the above, we would have heard about it. In thousands of cases I haven't seen a single case where drivers could not be found for Win7 when downgraded from Windows 8. In fact I can't remember a driver that could not be found for Win7 ever.

People who make these claims have XPired driver knowledge. Windows 7 provides almost all of its drivers and any that are missing after install can easily be found by googling the Device + OS, tracing Hardware Identification if necessary, or asking back here. One of the best driver detectives there is Maxie has already posted in the thread above and always ready.
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18 Jul 2015   #10
Selim9

windows 8.1 64 bits
 
 

Perhaps that will help


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