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Windows 7: Can i install Windows 7 over the top of Windows 8?

28 Nov 2012   #1
tono

brand new windows 8
 
 
Can i install Windows 7 over the top of Windows 8?

i have just bought new laptop with windows 8 and i hate,,can i install windows 7 over the top and how ?


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28 Nov 2012   #2
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tono View Post
i have just bought new laptop with windows 8 and i hate,,can i install windows 7 over the top and how ?
Welcome to SevenForums.

For better help take look at the Windows 8 forums
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Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
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28 Nov 2012   #3
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That's useful Theo.

It tells people how to get around the secure boot annoyance.

It doesn't tell them how to get the win7 installation media - or more importantly, how to get the product key.

If you bought a machine and find you have been inflicted with win8 PRO - you shouldn't have to pay for a win7 license.

I don't know how you get hold of it.

Perhaps you need to get them from the oem.

Does anybody know how that is done?

Installation iso is available from digital river - http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...digital-river/
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28 Nov 2012   #4
theog

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Hi Si

Here is one.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog
Fujitsu with twin load. Windows 7 & Windows 8 Pro
http://lifebook.uk.ts.fujitsu.com/pr...FWbKtAodlkQA7A
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28 Nov 2012   #5
SIW2

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I don't follow, Theo.

That is the opposite. That is buying a machine with win7 on it and doing the $14.99 upgrade to 8.

We don't know how to do it the other way round.

Starting with win8 - not liking it - then using the right to change to win7 without paying for a second license.

The thing they oddly call downgrade rights.
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28 Nov 2012   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

This is what I'm waiting to see will happen to avoid a debacle. Business may drive this since they do not seem amenable to upgrading to a desktop phone interface and are already busy moving lockstep into Win7 from XP. Meanwhile at 3 Win7 is wildly popular with consumers who have only just discovered it en masse.

There is something so wrong with every new PC only offering Win8 that one would hope that market forces alone would force a correction.
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28 Nov 2012   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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What market forces ?

Unless you are at the top end price wise - there is only Windows.

No market forces at play there.

MS do what they like and the public get what they are given.
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28 Nov 2012   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The same market forces that rushed Win7 developments into Vista to save it after it was first released and was considered a resource hog disaster. I think they might have hoped that consumers would only upgrade hardware to meet Vista's needs but until SP1 it had a Typhoid Mary reputation - not remembered as such now because SP1 made it tolerable thanks to Win7 genius.

I also don't think we can ignore that business is migrating into Win7 and isn't even looking at Win8. Does that segment not represent a significant market force for keeping Win7 at the fore? Will more PC buyers demand Win7 since the smart people want it, and it's still wildly popular and only 3 years old?
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28 Nov 2012   #9
SIW2

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I don't think MS are expecting business to move to win8.

Many have just - or are still moving to win7. It will be a few years before they start thinking about moving again.

By then win8 will be long dead and buried.

I don't think that will have any effect .

If there is huge resistance among consumers - then MS may pay attention - like they did with Vista.

But, if the consumer just puts up with it and moans a bit - then MS won't care.
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28 Nov 2012   #10
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I don't follow, Theo.

That is the opposite. That is buying a machine with win7 on it and doing the $14.99 upgrade to 8.

We don't know how to do it the other way round.

Starting with win8 - not liking it - then using the right to change to win7 without paying for a second license.

The thing they oddly call downgrade rights.
No, comes with two DVD's one Windows 7 & one Windows 8.

Fujitsu Vista Bus, you had two DVD's one Windows Vista & one XP

Fujitsu Windows 7 Pro, two DVD's one Win 7 & one XP.
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