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Can a Windows 8/10 tablet be downgraded to Windows 7?


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#1 Kirbyofdeath

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 12:53 PM

Basically, I'm looking for a portable way of bringing Windows 7 and my programs around, aside from lugging a laptop around, or using TeamViewer on my phone. In my opinon, the Windows 8/10 interface is clunky and confusing to use compared to Windows 7, and using Windows 7 may slightly increase the tablet's performance. I'm thinking of getting one of these.

 

I'm fairly new to tablets, but I assume that since it has no optical drive, that I'd have to use an external USB optical drive and boot from that. The main question is: can that even be done? Do most tablets allow booting from external devices? Do they even have accessible BIOS menus?


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 02:55 PM

i have a dell venue 8 pro (same tablet different screen size) yes it haves  accesible bios, but what i recommend is getting http://www.ebay.com/itm/iPazzport-Bluetooth-Keyboard-with-Multi-touch-Touchpad-for-IOS-Android-Windows-/141573373837?hash=item20f66e3f8d:g:liEAAOSwZjJU3NFk this, because trust me its hard using a tablet with windows 7 on it, then deactivate tablet mode and done


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 02:57 PM

Windows 7 is not designed for modern touch tablets, uses more CPU and memory, does not support connected standby (as Windows 8 does today on the 5130 model), and doesn't have the API support for UI scaling that Windows 8 does.
 


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