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#1 weaver00

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:22 PM

I have a laptop that came with Windows 8. I have been given a Solid state Hard drive, If I replace the current Hard Drive with the SSD, can I load Windows 7 instead of Windows 8 ?



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:37 PM

Yes but you need a license and drivers for Windows 7. If you have Windows 8 pro you have downgrade rights contact Microsoft for your activation key after installation. You can check for drivers at the laptop manufactures site.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:08 PM

Thanks, Yes I have a licensed copy of Windows 7 and the OEM Windows 8 already installed on the Laptop.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:31 AM

Your all set then. Download the drivers and install the drive and windows 7.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:01 AM

Make sure that you can get Windows 7 drivers before you install it.  While manufacturers are providing Windows 7 drivers for business class machines they don't always do it for their consumer lines.






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