So. I have a laptop that's a few months old. It came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. Even after hearing all the complaints about Windows 8, I promised myself that I would give it a fair shot before I went crawling back to a previous version of Windows (most likely Windows 7, as I loved that OS.)
Anyway, it's been a few months and, while I don't hate Windows 8, it's not my favourite OS, either -- mainly because there are some programs that I use that don't seem to get along well with it. But visually speaking, I do like 8 quite a bit and I would like to keep it for the majority of what I do So I was thinking about setting up a dual-boot configuration, and that way I'd have the best of both worlds.
Now, my question is: can I actually install Windows 7 over 8? Or do I have to basically start all over, and then install 7 first before I install 8? It's not that big a deal, I guess, but if possible I'd love to be able to just put 7 on the system as it stands now without having to fool with wiping 8 and then starting from scratch.
Any suggestions/recommendations as to how I can make this a little easier on myself?
Edited by computergeek522, 12 July 2014 - 12:43 PM.