1. Joined : Aug 2015
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    Win 7
       30 Aug 2015 #1

    Can I Downgrade a new Dell laptop with Windows 10 to Windows 7?


    Hi I'm thinking about getting a new Dell XPS laptop. It comes installed with Windows 10. I would rather use Windows 7. My question can I format the the new Dell laptop and install a new copy of Windows 7. Or are there too many driver specific components on a new XPS that need Windows 10 to function properly. Thanks
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 839
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       30 Aug 2015 #2

    Why would you want to install a new copy of Win10 to a laptop already containing Win10? I'm guessing this was a typo on your part and you meant a new copy of Win7, right?

    It's very likely that will NOT work. Why? Because there are likely to be no Win7 drivers for a brand new laptop. Laptops are known to contain specialized hardware which require specialize drivers. IF the Dell site doesn't list Win7 drivers for your laptop, I would advise against trying to downgrade it.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Win 7
       30 Aug 2015 #3

    Sorry I wanted to use 7 instead of 10. My mistake
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Win 7
       30 Aug 2015 #4

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    Why would you want to install a new copy of Win10 to a laptop already containing Win10? I'm guessing this was a typo on your part and you meant a new copy of Win7, right?

    It's very likely that will NOT work. Why? Because there are likely to be no Win7 drivers for a brand new laptop. Laptops are known to contain specialized hardware which require specialize drivers. IF the Dell site doesn't list Win7 drivers for your laptop, I would advise against trying to downgrade it.
    So do you have Win 10 and how do you like it?
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 729
    win 7 dual boot / 10
       30 Aug 2015 #5

    jjadus said: View Post
    Hi I'm thinking about getting a new Dell XPS laptop. It comes installed with Windows 10. I would rather use Windows 7. My question can I format the the new Dell laptop and install a new copy of Windows 7. Or are there too many driver specific components on a new XPS that need Windows 10 to function properly. Thanks
    Hey jj
    I do like ten. This is what you want to do. Go to dell business laptops online. By one with windows 7 on it then upgrade to ten and get your free activation. Then you can go back to Win 7 for as long as MS supports it. You have both doing it that way
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