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Windows 7: Help please -Windows 10 can it be uninstalled from new machine

21 Apr 2016   #1
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Help please -Windows 10 can it be uninstalled from new machine

Sorry if this is the wrong forum...I want to buy a new desktop but do not want to have windows 10 as my operating system...to my knowledge here in Canada all new desk tops seem to come with windows 10 reinstalled.. Can I remove windows 10 and install windows 7 ultimate say..


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21 Apr 2016   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi yes it should be possible. I would check if their are drivers for the hardware first.
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21 Apr 2016   #3
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

I know this has been said many times here, but with 5 minutes of tweaking you can more or less turn Win10 into Win7. I removed cortana, installed Firefox, added Classic Shell for the start menu and Media Center for my TV tuner card. Basically, this pc is now Win7 - no stupid tiles etc see pic

Help please -Windows 10 can it be uninstalled from new machine-w10_desktop.jpg

You can also turn off the so-called telemetry.


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21 Apr 2016   #4
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

You don't even need to go as far as wasnotwas. No need to remove Cortana, just don't use it. Classic Shell is totally unnecessary as is Media Center (unless you have a TV tuner card). You can delete the tiles from the Start menu (or just ignore them).

Wasnotwas doesn't mention anything about Win 10's data collection which irks many users, especially those with a low data cap from their isp.

The main show stopper for going back to Win 7 on a machine designed for Win 10 is the availability of Win 7 compatible drivers.
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21 Apr 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Just look in the business sections there is usually win-7 machines still around.
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21 Apr 2016   #6
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
No need to remove Cortana, just don't use it. Classic Shell is totally unnecessary as is Media Center (unless you have a TV tuner card).
I removed cortana from the task bar because I didn't want it taking up space.

I use Classic Shell because the Windows start menu has a gazillion apps that I either don't use, don't have or don't want eg Get Skype, Get Office, Money, Messaging, One Drive, One Note, People, Money, News, Sport, Sway, Phone Companion, Groove music ... the list goes on. My stuff is buried in all that cr*p. With Classic Shell just my installed software is in the menu.

All I want from an OS is for it to run the hardware and support programs I use. I don't need Microsoft badgering me to buy Office etc.

BTW - re: WMC - I use a TV tuner card.
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21 Apr 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I don't believe Cortana and Edge can be removed or at least not easily
How to Uninstall Windows 10?s Built-in Apps (and How to Reinstall Them)
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