Windows 11 Upgrade Guide
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?
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). "
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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