Windows 10: Back to Windows 7

  1.    07 Dec 2017 #1

    Back to Windows 7

    Hello Forum Folks:

    I just recently installed what I thought was a simple update to Windows 10. It turned out that this was a complete update on the O/S. As usual, when Microsoft makes any major changes, this made a number of my non MS apps crap out. I am so sick & tired of this piece of junk that I will be returning to Windows 7. However, there are a number of sites where I can purchase and download Windows 7. I was wondering if some of you good folks can suggest a good, reliable download site to purchase a copy of Windows 7. Many thanks.
    P.S. I may take a while to follow up on your suggestions or to respond since Windows 10 will not let me install Google as my search engine and I have to jump through hoops to get my mail. I guess Microsoft wants to force everyone to use whatever crappy system they have.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       07 Dec 2017 #2

    Hi Lucas Powell

    If you want to purchase Windows 7, Canada Computers has it. This will be a totally legit copy.

    You can also go to this site and use the use the tool to Download an iso of 7 and then re-install. I will be honest I'm not sure if it will activate with your existing key.

    I read that your comment on google. If you are in Edge and you want to set Google as a search engine you first have to navigate to It should then show as an option.

    I assume you using the Home edition of 10. You will find you have way more control over updates with Pro and you can upgrade your current edition.

    Just throwing these things out there. I read your statement on returning to 7. Good luck.
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       07 Dec 2017 #3

    So as not to lose out on anything and because some of my clients still use Win7 I have kept an HP Tower with it installed, run it along with Win10 RTM, Win10 IP and Linux Mint computers through a KVM switch. All are 64-bit.

    As for a Search engine, I'm quite happy with DuckDuckGo
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  4. XweAponX's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       08 Dec 2017 #4

    If you mean that you were not able to install Google as your search engine for Microsoft edge, you have to actually go to, from within edge. Then you open up the Settings bar and go down to advanced settings and you will see the search engine settings you will then be able to add Google as a search engine because it will now be detected. You can't just add it like you could. You have to actually be on the Google page itself for edge you to detect that you want to add it as a search engine. Then you can set it as default and delete the holy blazes out of Bing.
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  5. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       08 Dec 2017 #5

    There has not been any issues with making Google your main search engine. Of course so many do not even use Edge, because it was created for the tablet in mind, not for the desktop. If you are needing multi-platform, certain items like adblock, etc, use Firefox or Chrome. If you want Opera, use it.

    I purged the desktop that we have i our home office of anything like Edge and the other junk that Microsoft seems to think that those who deal with very confidential information, along with it has to be protected from competitive companies, are going to use Edge or other junk addons that Microsoft pushes.
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  6. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       08 Dec 2017 #6

    You can buy Windows 7 (Home and Pro) at for CAN $80.00 (free shipping).
    If your computer was upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7, you can download the ISO (poster above). Make sure, you download the right Version.
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  7. lehnerus2000's Avatar
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       08 Dec 2017 #7

    Berton said: View Post
    As for a Search engine, I'm quite happy with DuckDuckGo
    The trouble with DDG is the search summary results are buttons and you can't easily copy info out of them.

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  8. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       08 Dec 2017 #8

    Well 7 still has 2 years support left and that's where i'll be till then and possibly further who knows
    10 pro well it will do the same thing eventually
    The fall creators just started downloading
    There were no link to see how to get it like the first creators update so it's no wonder why MS claims so many people are now using FCU it downloaded and installed with no warning
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