Solved How do i convert my Windows 8 desktop to Windows 7?

December 25, 2014 at 00:43:15
Specs: Dell
I just got a news dell laptop for Christmas and it came with windows 8 and I hate it how do I change it to windows 7 ? Please answer quickly I need to type something up for my literacy teacher and I have no idea how to get to Microsoft office

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December 25, 2014 at 02:12:58
windows 8.1 downgrade to windows 7

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December 25, 2014 at 02:27:34
Google for START8 site. It is a cheap third party application that can change the look of Win 8 desktop as you like, e.g. dressing it as Windows 7.

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December 25, 2014 at 02:55:48
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There is also a FREE application to get what START8 does

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December 25, 2014 at 07:18:58
To answer the second part of your question, to get Microsoft Office, you have to purchase it. You can purchase a Home and Student Edition at your local computer store, office supply store, or online at your favorite online store, which will allow you to install it on up to 3 computers. You can purchase a version without disk online for slightly less that is for one computer and you probably get the download link and a key to activate it. You can purchase the '360' version where you pay annually for the right to use it (not my recommended version). OR you can skip Microsoft Office altogether and download a free copy of OpenOffice and use that instead. OpenOffice is a complete office suite with similar features to the enterprise version of any office suite, it is an OpenSource program that you never need to pay for.
You can try Openoffice today and use it immediately for your work and if you are not happy with it, you can always purchase MS Office later. Just Make sure that you save your work in Microsoft Office Formats so your teacher can read the file(s). There is a way during install or after that you can set the default save to a particular version of Word, Excel, etc. so you won't have to remember every time.

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

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December 25, 2014 at 15:52:43
It's a pity that you have to back date to an older system. Win 8.1 is a good system but has a learning curve. I find it fine as is, and you can always use the desktop if you prefer.

The start menu options given would be worth a shot before you set about wrecking it Remember that Windows 7 might not understand your new hardware and there is no guarantee that suitable drivers are available. It might work but you could be in for a rough ride and then have some difficulty if you ever want Win 8 back again. You have not given us the make and model number so it is tricky for us to check out the details.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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