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Windows 7: Can I install Windows 7 on my new computer using this disc?

01 Dec 2016   #1
sirius41

Windows 10, 64 bit
 
 
Can I install Windows 7 on my new computer using this disc?

I am currently using Windows 10 because this came pre-installed on the Asus K31ADE computer that I bought in August this year. I didn't like Windows 10 when I downloaded the free upgrade in September of last year, so I took it out again and rolled back to Windows 7.

I like Windows 10 even less now that I've been using it for 4 months - and that's putting it mildly! I want to get rid of it and go back to Windows 7 but this new computer has never had Windows 7 on it.

I have the Windows 7 installation disc that came with my last computer in, I think, May 2013. Windows 7 was pre-installed on that computer and the disc was for use as a back-up in case the user needed to reinstall the OS.

Can I install Windows 7 on my new computer using this disc? As it says on it 'For distribution only with a new CSL Computer PC' it should contain the necessary drivers, but will they be compatible with my Asus?

If I can't get rid of this dreadful Windows 10 I might shortly be driven to smashing the computer instead, so any help will be most gratefully received!


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01 Dec 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Sirius,

depends on the type of W7 licence.
OEM No
System Builder YES, possibly
Retail YES

I have not heard of CSL, so it should be either 2 or 3 of the above.

Can you confirm the ORIGANAL install type

Roy
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01 Dec 2016   #3
sirius41

Windows 10, 64 bit
 
 

I suspect it was an OEM as I don't have a note of a licence number anywhere. I was thinking that if I could get the OS on with this disc I could then apply for a licence. If I can't, could I get the licence first and then install the OS? There simply has to be a way of doing this as I'm so fed up with being bullied by W10!
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01 Dec 2016   #4
sirius41

Windows 10, 64 bit
 
 

Actually, now that you ask the question, I've just had another thought. I have a feeling that there was a licence number for Windows 7 stuck on to the computer case by the manufacturers. I've still got the computer upstairs so I'll go and have a look when I get a minute!
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01 Dec 2016   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Without that key you can`t activate 7.

This articles is nearly a year old but have a look, and you may want to pose your question at Tenforums. Windows 10 Forums

Access Denied

How to Downgrade Preinstalled Windows 10 to Windows 7/8.1

But basically you want to just clean install 7, you could try using that disc, but you`ll most likely have to still find some drivers.

Clean Install Windows 7
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01 Dec 2016   #6
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

If you have a sticker then its W7 and on it it will state OEM,
System builder and Retail product codes are ON the packaging.

Roy
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01 Dec 2016   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your new computer will not have a W7 sticker and you can`t use the W7 key from the older machine.

"I want to get rid of it and go back to Windows 7 but this new computer has never had Windows 7 on it"

How can you go back to something you never had, strange you even mention this.

Why would you buy a new PC with W10, knowing you didn`t like it ?
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01 Dec 2016   #8
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I don't know what video card it came with in but if that's GT 740 and below, then he should use the onboard graphics.

Quote:
Why would you buy a new PC with W10, knowing you didn`t like it ?
Maybe because brand new Windows 7 Pre-Built Desktop PCs are hard to find?
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01 Dec 2016   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It was a rhetorical question
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02 Dec 2016   #10
sirius41

Windows 10, 64 bit
 
 
Can I install Windows 7 on my new computer using this disc?

Your comments are not exactly helpful! Rather than criticism of what I said or what I did, I need help to resolve the situation that I'm in. To answer your questions:

I want to go back to Windows 7 which I had on my old computer.

It never entered my head that I would not be able to remove Windows 10 and install 7 instead.
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