Can I delete Win 10 and install 7?

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  1. MattMcD488's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 (Insider Beta)
       #21

    cereberus said:
    It is not just a licencing issue - almost certainly OP would need a new licence based on info we have gleaned.

    It MAY also be a technical issue, as many new devices now simply do not have suitable Windows 7 drivers anymore. It may install and use generic drivers, but possible with reduced functionality.
    ^This^
    If the OP's laptop is Skylake then installing Windows 7 will be really tricky if your laptop manufacturer doesn't offer Windows 7 support. I did a little research on this when my brother-in-law built his custom Skylake gaming rig because he originally wanted Windows 7. It ended up being more trouble than it was worth and he opted to use Windows 10 instead. The problem is that Skylake chipsets treat all USB ports as XHCI (not just the USB 3.0 ports like on older chipsets). Since Windows 7 doesn't have native XHCI support, none of your USB ports will work during the install. This may not be an issue for your laptop if it's like mine and uses PS/2 for the integrated keyboard and touchpad but I'm not sure how Skylake chipsets treat that interface either (Mine is Haswell). Also, your laptop will definitely need to have an integrated SATA DVD drive for the install and you'll need at least the manufacturer's Windows 7 XHCI driver burned on an optical disk to load it and get your USB ports working after the install. If they don't offer Windows 7 drivers for your laptop, you might be out of luck.
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  2. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #22

    Also.. because everyone has asked I'll answer :)

    ROG GL752VW | ROG - Republic Of Gamers | ASUS Canada
    is what I'm using.

    I haven't looked into drivers yet as I am tracking down one of the 10 USB drives located in random locations in my home :)
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  3. TrustMe's Avatar
    Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Pro
       #23

    Before you do the clean install it would be a good idea to backup your device drivers.

    Backup and Restore Device Drivers in Windows 10 Windows 10 Hardware Drivers Tutorials
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  4. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #24

    nvm, wrong topic
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  5. Posts : 46
    windows
       #25

    If you upgraded from 7 Home to 10 Home, you can rollback to 7 Home, within a certain time limit. Once the windows old folder is gone you would have to clean install 7 Home to go back.
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  6. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       #26

    danturismo said:
    Also.. because everyone has asked I'll answer :)

    ROG GL752VW | ROG - Republic Of Gamers | ASUS Canada
    is what I'm using.

    I haven't looked into drivers yet as I am tracking down one of the 10 USB drives located in random locations in my home :)
    Hi,
    Sure take a peak at this
    Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Asus has a tool also you can look into
    [Desktop PC/All-in-One]Windows 7 and USB 3.0 driver installation for Skylake(H110/H170/Z170/B150/Q150/Q170) and Braswell platform | Official Support | ASUS USA
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