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Windows 7: Installing windows 7 on a new laptop with win 10

02 Feb 2016   #1
mikemo

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Installing windows 7 on a new laptop with win 10

I am thinking of buying a Toshiba Satellite P50-C-18M Laptop, Intel Core i7, 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6" with Windows 10 installed. How difficult would it be to remove Windows 10 and install Windows 7. I'm reasonably computer savvy but have never wanted to go backwards with a Windows install. Mainly concerned about the Windows 10 compulsory updates and I prefer the Windows 7 GUI.



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02 Feb 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Installing Windows 7 should be easy, getting drivers may be the hard part.

Maybe you should contact Toshiba before proceeding.
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02 Feb 2016   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I would make an image of what's there now. Then wipe the disk and install Win7. You can test it for 30 days without a valid key. If it works, you buy it, else you go back to your image.
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02 Feb 2016   #4
mikemo

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Thanks guys. The laptop is out of stock at the moment so I don't have to worry just ydt.
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02 Feb 2016   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

It looks like that laptop has Win 7 drivers available.
I would download all network related drivers before installing Win 7.

Driver Downloads - Computers | Toshiba - Toshiba

Installing windows 7 on a new laptop with win 10-toshiba_drivers_01.png


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05 Feb 2016   #6
Tomer35

Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 10240 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

DavidE You are the best ! Thanks for the link
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05 Feb 2016   #7
DavidE

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You're welcome, and Welcome to Seven Forums
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09 Feb 2016   #8
mikemo

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Thanks to all for the help. I have ordered the Toshiba and followed the above link for the drivers but there are so many. Do I have to download all the Win 7 drivers or is there a "package" containing all the drivers needed? I will do a backup (I've got a USB HDD drive somewhere) In case of problems. I use Microsoft money and understand that that won't run without some tweaking of the registry. Even then it won't open the original money data files. I still need a copy of Win 7. I guess I could wipe my old computer and use the key from that.
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09 Feb 2016   #9
DavidE

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You should only need to have the Lan (Network) drivers.
Then you can connect to the internet, and if Windows doesn't install all other drivers you need, you can download and install them manually.

When you get the Toshiba you may be able to filter on Short model no and see what drivers are listed, i don't know that info.

I added Lan to the Keyword search criteria, and there are only 5 drivers listed.
I would download these so i have all Lan drivers available, in case Win 7 can't connect to the internet after the install.

If your old computer has an OEM license you can not transfer it to the new PC.
If it has RETAIL license, it can be transferred to the new PC.

Installing windows 7 on a new laptop with win 10-toshiba_drivers_02.png


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09 Feb 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There is no package with all the drivers, just what was posted, which is considered a package in the sense that you were given a gift by David, you only download and install the drivers you need, the network, the chipset, the audio etc.

They also post software which you don`t need, and possibly a bios update (only needed if you know how to install it)

If you have wireless, that driver also needs to be installed.

After your network drivers are installed, you run windows update, that will take care of 99% of any drivers needed, and the rest David has given you.
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