1.    02 Mar 2016 #1
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    Back to Windows 7


    I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series only to find out that it hasn't and won't be tested for Windows 10. The very same OS it came with! I have had Windows 10 problems non-stop with various things; Skype not installing, Webcam not working and more. I have just come to the end. So I intend to use my older Toshiba Satellite and migrate Win7 across to the newer Dell.

    I can't just roll back so I guess this is going to be a full uninstall of Win10 followed by an install of Win7, by use of the activation key, as the laptop didn't come with any discs.

    I would very interested to here what the experts have to say on the matter. Any hints?
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  2.    03 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 3
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    Installing Windows 7 will be very easy, but you have to consider does driver available for windows 7 ????
    please check you driver availability details before do anything...
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  3.    03 Mar 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by gobackto3point1 View Post
    I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series only to find out that it hasn't and won't be tested for Windows 10. The very same OS it came with! I have had Windows 10 problems non-stop with various things; Skype not installing, Webcam not working and more. I have just come to the end. So I intend to use my older Toshiba Satellite and migrate Win7 across to the newer Dell.

    I can't just roll back so I guess this is going to be a full uninstall of Win10 followed by an install of Win7, by use of the activation key, as the laptop didn't come with any discs.

    I would very interested to here what the experts have to say on the matter. Any hints?
    If your new Dell Inspiron comes with Windows 10 pre-installed, then the only way to install Windows 7 is to have a genuine Windows 7 software and product key and do a Clean Install.

    Is your Toshiba come pre-installed with Windows 7 ?
    If yes, that Win 7 product key is non-transferrable.

    Meaning, you don't have a valid Win 7 product key, and without a valid Win 7 product key, you can NOT do a Clean Install.
    In doing a clean install, the very first thing the installer asks for is the product key. Without a genuine product key, install will not proceed.

    And yes, the drivers compatibility is also in question.
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  4.    03 Mar 2016 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by prem1103 View Post
    Installing Windows 7 will be very easy, but you have to consider does driver available for windows 7 ????
    please check you driver availability details before do anything...
    Good point Prem. I'll bear that in mind.
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  5.    03 Mar 2016 #5
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 9
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    If your new Dell Inspiron comes with Windows 10 pre-installed, then the only way to install Windows 7 is to have a genuine Windows 7 software and product key and do a Clean Install.

    Is your Toshiba come pre-installed with Windows 7 ?
    If yes, that Win 7 product key is non-transferrable.

    Meaning, you don't have a valid Win 7 product key, and without a valid Win 7 product key, you can NOT do a Clean Install.
    In doing a clean install, the very first thing the installer asks for is the product key. Without a genuine product key, install will not proceed.

    And yes, the drivers compatibility is also in question.

    Ah... davidhk to the rescue once more. Good points to ponder. Many thanks
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