Windows 10: Dell xps13

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  1.    26 Dec 2015 #1

    Dell xps13


    I just got the new Dell skylake xps13 16gb/1tb with touch screen. Has anyone managed to revert to windows 7? I a really struggling with Windows 10 and want to go back to what works.

    Thanks
    Thomas
    Last edited by thomasdahl; 26 Dec 2015 at 11:08.
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  2. Posts : 3,371
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       26 Dec 2015 #2

    thomasdahl said: View Post
    I just got the new Dell skylake xps13 16gb/1tb with touch screen. Has anyone managed to revert to windows 7? I a really struggling with Windows 10 and want to go back what works.

    Thanks
    Thomas
    2 questions arise concerning the 'revert', one is whether the computer was originally available with Win7, if not there may be no drivers for some of the resources on the motherboard. The other question is about whether you have a Product Key for Win7 or if a copy of Win7 has to be purchased [may be getting harder to find]. Being a new purchase it could be surmised it can't be easily 'reverted' to something not originally installed.
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       26 Dec 2015 #3

    Hi:

    In addition to @Berton's excellent advice, I could be wrong, but I think that swapping out the OEM Win10 on a Dell system may void your Dell warranty (perhaps unless you purchase the Win7 key from Dell, and I doubt that's even possible).

    >>>I would definitely check with Dell before taking any sort of drastic measures such as replacing the OEM Win10 with Win7, regardless of the source of the Win7 key.

    Someone more expert will correct me if I am wrong,

    MM
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  4.    26 Dec 2015 #4

    Thanks guys.

    Windows 10 pro came on the machine and I believe that this gives me downgrade rights. If not I have plenty of old win 7 licences in the office. The issue will be the drivers. I was really just wondering if any one has managed this on the new xps13.

    Cheers Thomas
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       26 Dec 2015 #5

    thomasdahl said: View Post
    Thanks guys.

    Windows 10 pro came on the machine and I believe that this gives me downgrade rights.
    I seriously doubt it.

    If not I have plenty of old win 7 licences in the office. The issue will be the drivers. I was really just wondering if any one has managed this on the new xps13.
    I would sure check with Dell first, unless you don't care about the possibility of voiding your warranty.
    But it's up to you.

    >>Having said that, someone more expert will correct me if I am wrong about that,

    Good luck!

    MM
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  6.    26 Dec 2015 #6

    I would really suggest you ride it out for a while. Windows 10 is different, but it won't take long to get used to it.

    Especially since you have a touchscreen.
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  7.    26 Dec 2015 #7

    I have now spent way too many hours fighting with windows 10 bugs and issues. I have had enough and there really appears to be very little that I need in windows 10 or that works better than in windows 7. I simply do not have enough time in my life to go through this pain for the simple reason that Microsoft has launched an operating system too early. Windows 7 just worked. Day after day. Installation after installation. Little did we are suspect that this tsunami of BS was about the be launched at us from Microsoft. I wish I could turn back the clock 6 months. I remember the summer with fond memories of a time when computers just worked.

    My plan is to roll back to windows 7 on all our office machines and wait for the browser based world of computing that is coming.

    I have managed to turn off the stupid advertorial tiles that made windows 8 so unpopular. Honestly, what is the point of putting program icons inside large coloured boxes. Waste of space. And why does everything have to be so ugly? Why spindly little lines to denote windows? Hard to see and hard to read.

    I am trying to get back to widows 7 on several machines in our office that inadvertedly ended up being upgraded to windows 10. my challenged has been this new xps13 skylake machine which came with windows 10 pro preinstalled.

    According to Microsoft home page I can downgrade to windows 7 for free. But only from windows 10 pro. I found the link in these forums.

    My challenge is the xps13 drivers and Dell.

    Here is just one bug. Call it the "bug of the day":

    In the File Explorer" the seach box would show a pop up of recent search terms when you are trying to find a file on your hard drive. This great little feature is no longer working. This is costing me time. It is anoying and not neccessary.

    Sorry, but I used to have a life.

    Regards
    Thomas
    Last edited by thomasdahl; 27 Dec 2015 at 02:48.
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  8.    26 Dec 2015 #8

    If you have a spare hard drive I would try it with that first. If it doesn't work out you could always pop in the original. You would not have to waist your product key either. You would have 30 days to find drivers. Here is a link on how to backup your existing drivers

    Solved Driver Backup in Windows 10 Pro - Windows 10 Forums

    Here is a program to help you find them but I never used it. Someone on another forum uses it, it's free to try but $35 if you like it.

    DriverPack Solution - Best Drivers installation Software

    I have used DriverMax with good results but you can only download 1 driver a day. It's free but there is a paid version you can download as many as you want.

    DriverMax
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    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.198
       26 Dec 2015 #9

    I use Auslogics Driver Updater you have to pay for it but it runs in the background and lets you know when a driver is out of date, you then click download it and driver is installed then you do a restart and bingo driver is up to date.
    Does as many drivers as needed.
    Used it since Windows 8.1 never let me down
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  10.    26 Dec 2015 #10

    Thank you guys. I am sorry for being a bit negative (actually quite a lot) and grumpy. Thanks for your patience and great ideas. I need to find a spare SSD but this should not be a problem. I have never cloned an SSD yet, but I guess it will be similar to a HDD.

    Good ideas and I will try it.

    Thomas
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