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thebadbane
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downgrade to windows 7

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

Can I still downgrade  windows 8 pc to windows 7 or do I need to get a new license for 7 my warranty is out?

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banhien
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Hi,

 

I think you need to talk with Microsoft because "OEM downgrade rights apply to only Windows 8 Pro and allow for downgrades for up to two earlier versions (to Windows 7 Professional and to Windows Vista Business). "

 

More information:

 

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2832566/how-to-downgrade-from-windows-8

 

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BH
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In addition, you may have "missing" device-drivers under Windows 7.

HP shipped the computer with Windows 8, and might not have created device-drivers for Windows 7.

 

Please tell us why you want to downgrade.  With those details, we can try to provide "better" help.

Note that Microsoft will not support Windows 7 after January 2020 -- not too far away.

At that time, you will need to re-install Windows 8 (or buy a license for Windows 10) to safely use your computer on the Internet.

 

 

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