In another thread the OP was looking at having to buy a new computer for his mom (typical, email, internet browsing and light printing) from a retail outlet like Staples, and on the list of things that he cared about, avoiding Win10 was a priority.
And I share that priority, but I know how to avoid it, and your average retail (hate this word) "consumer" does not, and never will.
So when confronted with this again, what does the online Tech tell the User about their chances of downgrading from Win10 to (let's say) Win7. Let's assume for purposes of staying within the rules of the forum that the User has a legal copy of Win7 Retail (or whatever I have to say to make this legal and within the Forum Rules).
CAN some, most or all computers running Win10 also run Win7? Win8?
Dropping this in hardware because I think drivers, particularly chipset drivers are going to be the critical question. Are manufacturers making Win10 only hardware? Or are they recycling hardware that always used Win7/Win8 drivers. What's this picture going to look like in 3 years after Win10 has taken over the world, beaming blipverts directly into people's cerebral cortex's, telling them to buy more Febreze and that frozen yogurt is a God-given RIGHT?
Has anyone force-downgraded a machine that was never made for Win7/Win8? Did it squeal like a piggy?
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Edited by hamluis, 16 June 2017 - 07:10 PM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to Win 7 to W10 Discussion - Hamluis.