Solved Replace Windows 10 on my new Dell PC with Windows 7

October 1, 2015 at 16:20:08
Specs: Windows 64
I bought a new dell lap top computer and it has windows 10 on it I want to get windows 10 off it and put windows 7 on it how do I do this

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October 2, 2015 at 06:56:19
"Windows 10 is the better system"

It's newer, not necessarily better. Privacy issues alone should make you think twice.

http://www.slate.com/articles/techn...

If you want to downgrade the OS, the 1st thing you should do is create the recovery disc set...that way you can reinstall Win10 in the future if you change your mind. And you'll need a copy of Win7 & product key. If you have more than 4GB RAM, it should be the 64-bit version. Personally, I would wipe out ALL partitions on the HDD (hidden, OS, recovery, etc), then create at least 2 new ones - one for the OS & one for data storage - but that's your call. You may have to enter the BIOS to change the boot order so that you're able to boot off the Win7 disc.



#1
October 1, 2015 at 16:57:10
Do you have a W7 product key?

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#2
October 1, 2015 at 17:34:50
Windows 10 is the better system, stick with it! Be aware that changing the system on a new laptop may infringe any warranty you have.

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#3
October 1, 2015 at 17:52:53
Why cannot you just take the Windows 10 laptop back to the store and exchange it for a Windows 7 laptop?

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#4
October 1, 2015 at 20:06:19
Note that by the end of the year, most of us still on Windows 7 will probably be on Windows 10, some are simply waiting for a while. Most of us on Windows 7 have also used Windows 10 on other machines and have not found any real issues with it. All programs we have been using with Windows 7 work on 10 and although they have changed IE to Edge, you can still use Firefox or Chrome if you like and most of the later versions of MS Office run well on it. There may be a few things that are done somewhat differently than on Windows 7 but they are just things that you need to get used to and are by far much less than on Windows 8. I have used 7, 8, and 10 as well as most of the earlier ones and there is nothing wrong with 10. Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should have been (Kind of like 7 was what Vista should have been). We have changed over all of the Windows 8 machines at work to 10 and it is a relief. We already have one new laptop running on 10 at home and will change over most of the rest over time.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
October 1, 2015 at 21:10:35
Whether or not you decide to move to Win7 is up to you, but beforehand, you need to make sure that any peripherals (chipset, video, LAN, etc.) have Win7-specific drivers available. Otherwise you may not have near the machine you now have with Win10.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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#6
October 2, 2015 at 06:56:19
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"Windows 10 is the better system"

It's newer, not necessarily better. Privacy issues alone should make you think twice.

http://www.slate.com/articles/techn...

If you want to downgrade the OS, the 1st thing you should do is create the recovery disc set...that way you can reinstall Win10 in the future if you change your mind. And you'll need a copy of Win7 & product key. If you have more than 4GB RAM, it should be the 64-bit version. Personally, I would wipe out ALL partitions on the HDD (hidden, OS, recovery, etc), then create at least 2 new ones - one for the OS & one for data storage - but that's your call. You may have to enter the BIOS to change the boot order so that you're able to boot off the Win7 disc.


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#7
October 2, 2015 at 15:52:11
If by any chance you are unhappy with the access arrangements then the freebie "Classic Shell", produced for Windows 7, will install a traditional start menu:
http://www.classicshell.net/

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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