Windows 7 downgrade from windows 8 ?

My laptop came with windows 8 , dont like it very much , im making recovery disks for it as we speak in case I want to go back to it . I have a genuine windows 7 disk . If I downgrade to windows 7 , can I use windows 8 recovery disks to go back to windows 8 incase I need to one day . Thx

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  • 7 years ago
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    Windows 8 computers come with a new feature called secure boot. It's designed to stop programs, like viruses, from running before your OS and antivirus can start protecting your PC. The downside is that it prevents any OS except for Windows 8 from loading.

    Before installing Windows 7 you'll want to make sure that there are Windows 7 drivers for your computer. Your PC manufacturer's web site will have a link to driver for your model.

    If you have a problem with your new PC after downgrading to 7 the manufacturer might refuse to give you tech support until Windows 8 is installed.

    So you really have two options, learn to use Windows 8 or install a start menu replacement program. I'm assuming your problem with Windows 8 is the new start screen. If someone showed you how to use it I bet you'd like it a little more, right?

    Here's a link to a free e-book that will show you how to get around in Windows 8.

    If that still doesn't help then there's always the start menu replacement. I suggest Start8 by Stardock. It'll give you a Windows 7-style start menu plus it lets you bypass the start screen and boot directly into the desktop. It'll cost you $5 but that's a pretty good deal if you ask me. Here's a link.

    - Dominic

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  • 7 years ago

    You don't understand Microsofts new UEFI security system. get ready for the sock of your live

    This is an answer I have give

    I have been waiting for this to happen There are going to be 1000's more asking this same question very shortly. I will tell you that Microsoft have made all windows 8 systems manufactures lock them down so that ONLY windows 8 will run on them. You can NOT NOT NOT go back to windows 7 You should have been warned of that by the seller of the computer. They have violated you rights to know before you bought it. Which is a good thing for you.

    Microsft has got some more dirty tricks for windows 8 users which you should know about but don't You will NOT NOT be allowed to download anything and install it you can't install anything that you have not bought from microsoft at high prices, you can NOT use any other web browser only IE, you can NOT do anything without Microsofts say so they now control you and your computer,

    Complain to the GOVERNMENT Compain the your SELLER, Compain to the MANUFACTURES compaining to Microsoft will do no GOOD

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

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