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#1 standup2cancer


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 11:56 AM

I purchased a new laptop with windows 10 and my question is if I don't like 10 and I have a legal windows 7 disc can I replace the 10 with the 7?thanks

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 12:19 PM

Only if your Windows 7 is a retail license that can be transferred if installed on another computer or an OEM license that has never been installed. You cannot transfer an OEM license once installed on a computer.


Things you may have trouble with are drivers. Some newer hardware may not have Windows 7 drivers available. If you have USB 3 ports you will need to install USB 3 drivers as Windows 7 does not have native USB 3 drivers on the install disk. 

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