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#1 reton1

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:54 AM

okay so i didnt know where to post this because it covers two types of operating systems windows 10 and windows 7

 

 

 

 

my question is if i buy a laptop with windows 10 in it can i uninstall windows 10 then install windows 7 professional even if it is a oem? 


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:58 AM

There are laptops still being sold with Windows 7.  Why go through all the hassle to downgrade?


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:16 AM

i am looking for new laptops that are cheap with windows 7 but i cant find laptops like that so this is why i ask if it is possible and if so how 



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:19 AM

What is your budget?


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:22 AM

$300 to $200



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:27 AM

This HP laptop is regularly $409., it's on sale for $319.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834261577


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:28 AM

thats 319$ its over my budget by 19 dollars



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:50 AM

Google is your friend. :thumbup2:


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:52 AM

i just want to know how to completely remove and uninstall windows 10 on a windows 10 laptop and install windows 7



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 01:15 PM

There is a little thing known as Downgrade Rights.  Basically what this means is that if you have Windows 10 Pro you can downgrade to Window 7 Pro without a great deal (comparatively) of hassle.  But I have not see any laptops even remotely close to your budget which have Window 10 Pro installed on it.  This means that you are going to need a copy of Windows 7 and a valid product code.  If you don't have a new copy of Windows 7 and the valid product code you are going to be spending about $70 at a minimum to purchase it.  Then you are going to have to wipe the hdd to remove all traces of Windows 10 and then install Windows 7.  Then you are going to have to find the chipset, graphics, audio, etc., drivers for Windows 7.

 

You would be miles ahead if you just purchased a laptop with Windows 7 already installed on it.  Staples has a refurbished Lenovo T400 for $189.

 

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 03:55 PM

so i cant just say for example download linux just for the purpose to completely uninstall and remove windows 10 then install windows 7 after the linux?


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 05:50 PM

Yes, of course you can do this, but as DC3 has pointed out you will still need to acquire a copy of Win 7 unless you happen to have a retail copy lying around not being used in a different computer or an OEM copy that has never been used. Remember OEM copies are tied to the motherboard they are installed upon.

 

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:32 PM

yes i have copies of windows 7 professional oem never used



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 07:52 AM

A win 10 LT will cost more then a 7 LT probably break you upper budget limit, check some of the Ebay stuff below.

 

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/windows-7-laptop


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