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Windows 7: Can I install Win 7 on a notebook with original Win 10 and SSD?

10 Nov 2016   #1

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Can I install Win 7 on a notebook with original Win 10 and SSD?

Assume I buy a notebook with pre-installed Win 10 on a SSD.

I prefer to use Win 7 and have a couple of Win 7 licenses available.
Can I install Win 7 on this notebook (provided I found all necessary drivers)?

In other words is the driver environment model of Win 10 the same as in Win 7?

Is installation on SSD a problem for Win 7?


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10 Nov 2016   #2

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You can do that if there are drivers no problem I would take a disk image first so you can role back if needed
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10 Nov 2016   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pstein View Post
Is installation on SSD a problem for Win 7?
Not in the least. SSDs are much preferable if at all possible.

Windows 7 installation on machines with Intel "Skylake" processors can be frustrating, but it's doable.
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