Windows 10: Downgrade W10 to W7 on a New System

  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Downgrade W10 to W7 on a New System


    I need to have W7 or 8 for my system for compatibility with equipment at work.

    I want to buy a new computer but they all run on W10 now. Is it possible to downgrade from a W10 to a 7 on a brand new system?

    Everything I have searched seems to be if the system already had W7 to begin with.

    I appreciate any help. Thank you.
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       1 Week Ago #2

    Hi there, @Deirdre.

    It may be possible, but you may have problems with finding drivers that will work with 7. One option is to purchase a reconditioned PC that's 7 compatible. Another is try a 10 PC and see if your work programs will load and work in compatibility mode.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3

    What type of work equipment?

    You could try experimenting with a Linux distro and see if one of those Linux based OS's work. If it does then all you would need is to buy an extra hard drive and install Linux on it and run a multi boot setup.

    OAPN: running a dual boot (windows/linux on same HDD) is not for the novice as there all ways seems to be problems. either with data lost or booting issues. Multi boot is preferred IMO....no way to mess up the MBR for windows. Everthing for each OS is on separate HDD's.
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       1 Week Ago #4

    I was wanting to do same thing, I own a Windows 7 System Builders Service Pack, HP doesn't have Win7 drivers for this HP 15-F233. I don't use m laptop but for Facebook and browsing internet. APP's don't do me much good, what APP's I did download I had to uninstall them cause the creator stop fixing the bugs in them.
    I miss having the Chess game Win 7 had.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    It's still possible to buy new machines with Windows 7. One example: Dell Inspiron 3650 desktop.

    I'm a little surprised that you need one, if your "equipment at work" is compatible with Windows 8. A lot of stuff compatible with 8.1 is also compatible with 10; I admit that 8.1 differs significantly from 8.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6

    MrHudson said: View Post
    I was wanting to do same thing, I own a Windows 7 System Builders Service Pack, HP doesn't have Win7 drivers for this HP 15-F233. I don't use m laptop but for Facebook and browsing internet. APP's don't do me much good, what APP's I did download I had to uninstall them cause the creator stop fixing the bugs in them.
    I miss having the Chess game Win 7 had.
    This is off topic, but the Win7 games have been packaged for Win10: https://winaero.com/blog/get-windows...or-windows-10/

    I use a couple of them mainly because they aren't trying to draw me into online play.
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  7.    1 Week Ago #7

    Simplest solution is to install Windows 7 in a virtual machine.
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  8.    1 Week Ago #8

    cereberus said: View Post
    Simplest solution is to install Windows 7 in a virtual machine.
    I've never used a VM.

    Does it resolve "compatibility with equipment at work"? I guess I've always assumed that a VM couldn't be used to work around hardware issues, but I'd be pleased to be wrong.
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