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Getting rid of 10 on a new computer?


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#1 heavydude

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 03:20 PM

Have any of you done that?

 

Just bought a new computer with Win 10 and installed Win 7 from scratch?


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Posted 25 June 2016 - 05:02 PM

It should be possible but you would need to make sure that the computer you buy can have secureboot turned off, ms has decided that for windows 10 it is up to manufacturers whether users can deactivate secureboot or not. A manufacturer who doesn't care about making systems that are useful and capable, and who doesn't care about the terrible media attention they would hopefully get for doing so, may sell systems with secureboot locked so that a user probably can't deactivate it. You need to make sure to check any system you buy does not have clocked secureboot, in the shop put it into advanced startup mode and check out the UEFI/BIOS settings, see if you can change them to turn secureboot off. Only consider buying a computer on which you've verified you can do this. There is also a risk that some hardware on newer machines with windows 10 preinstalled might not have windows 7 drivers for it, so you'll need to check all the hardware it has and search online for whether drivers exist for windows 7 for that hardware. It should in most cases be possible, but if you can buy a computer with custom parts or find anywhere selling machines with windows 7 preinstalled, or machines with no OS on them at all (machines where the user does this first thing when the buy the machine), that might be an easier way to proceed.
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Posted 26 June 2016 - 10:07 AM

Food for thought. Thanks



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Posted 26 June 2016 - 01:32 PM

 Why would you want to do that?  There's nothing wrong with Windows 10, and downgrading to 7 could easily cause problems, especially if your computer's manufacturer doesn't support doing that.  Drivers are one area in addition to the Secure Boot you'd need to watch out for.


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 02:33 PM

Figured out from the first response that I wouldn't want to do it. :-)



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Posted 26 June 2016 - 03:21 PM

It would also be expensive unless you happen to have an extra Windows 7 license just hanging around.


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 08:01 PM

It would also be expensive unless you happen to have an extra Windows 7 license just hanging around.

 

I do have one.

 

But I spent a few minutes on Win 10 on my friend's computer and, for my needs, doesn't seem too bad.



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Posted 08 July 2016 - 08:22 AM

Yes because Windows 10 even does not support movie maker.



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Posted 08 July 2016 - 10:22 AM

. . . Windows 10 . . . does not support movie maker.

 

If you need to run older software, you can set up a virtual machine inside Windows 10.

 

Here is the link to the Virtualbox web site.  https://www.virtualbox.org/

 

If you need help or advice, do not post or reply here.

 

Go to the Windows support forum, and ask there.  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/76/microsoft-windows-support/

 

Cheers!

 

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