Windows 7 reinstall


  1. Posts : 22
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows 7 reinstall


    Howdy folks, hope you're all doing well.

    I've reached the end of my rope with Windows 10. I have the installation disk for Widows 7 and I was wondering if there are any problems should I be concerned about when I load Windows 7?
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  2. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Hi there.

    Sorry you didn't like Windows 10 (personally I think it's great).

    If you do a clean install of Windows 7 making sure to delete the partitions (backup your files before hand) and then start Windows 7 process then you will be ok.

    Why 7 though and not 8.1 which is a better performer.
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  3. Posts : 17,349
    Windows 11 Pro
       #3

    You will need a matching product key to activate the Windows 7. Which is one reason not to go back to Windows 8 - if you have a Windows 7 product key it won't work with Windows 8. And Windows 8 was just terrible anyway, IMHO.
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  4. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #4

    8.1 was fine but of course Windows 10 is better
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  5. Posts : 794
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    Make sure that not only do you have a valid key you should also have all the drivers for the Computer especially for the Lan or WiFi on a USB or CD drive. I can tell you from my own experience years ago that after installing Win 7 I was unable to use The Lan or Wifi To install the drivers that I had on another Computer's folder.
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  6. Posts : 22
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Why do I detest Windows 10? I spend countless hours on you tube trying to find out how to operate this piece of junk. For instance I just tried to open the news app. To do so I have to enter my MS password which it did not recognize, even though I had to change it yesterday. It seems that every day I have to reset my password. I must have at least 20 different passwords written down. My background picture changes every 20 seconds even though I have it set for one picture with no slideshow. The screen flipping so often is distracting and there doesn't seem to be any way to lock it, and this says nothing about that monstrosity called Groove which will not allow you to select your playlist to playback selected music from that list. no matter how many items you highlight it will only play the first item in the highlighted list and then stop. I'm better off tuning into the oldies station on the TV. Now, I'm aware that this O/S was designed to make it familiar to all the items you can sync to. However, I don't use any of these electronic gadgets. (Not that there's anything wrong with these toys, its the service providers I hate. If you happen to send a text message or use any of the other apps while facing in a direction not specifically authorized by the service provider you will be faced with additional charges.) My brother-in-law is paying $70 a month for the service he just signed up for, (try to get out of those contracts) I pay $35 a month for a landline. I guess Microsoft figures everybody uses a smart phone and is familiar with how to navigate through their jungle of pretty little pictures.
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  7. Posts : 550
    10 pro 64
       #7

    First thing I do when installing windows 10 fresh clean is pretty much turn everything off and uninstall all the things that comes with it and download programs that I like / want. You don't have to use what comes from Microsoft
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  8. Posts : 22
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thanks for the reply sn00ker:

    That's my whole point. What good is an O/S that you have to replace a good portion of the built-ins with non-Windows apps? On 7, the only Windows apps that I totally replaced were the AV and uninstaller programs. I can find work-arounds to these issues. My biggest problem with Windows 10 is the plethora of sign-ins required if you want to do anything. Now, I'm told that all that is required is a single password to get into any app. Sorry, my friend, but this thing will not recognize a password from one minute to the next. I have a long list of password-reset emails that I dutifully write down and which the system refuses to recognize, including a subscription to Office 365, which is still being charged to my account. This app wants the password I signed in with; a code long lost in the vast web.
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  9. Posts : 17,349
    Windows 11 Pro
       #9

    Interesting... My Windows 10 on the 6 different computers that I use on my home network only require my single password that I have used ever since the very first Windows 10 was installed in July, 2015. When you are the only one with a problem, it isn't the software. It's your particular installation of that software.

    There's nothing wrong with going back to the OS you really want to use, though.
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  10. Posts : 794
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #10

    If your going to be a troll you should actually research before you troll.

    plethora of sign-ins required
    Really ?
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