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hate windows 8 can i downgrade to 7

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hi i just bought a hp pavilion 20-b013w product number is h3214aa#aba seriel is {personal info removed} my operating system is windows8 preinstalled i want to know if i can downgrade to 7 i dont like this os any help would be greatly appreaciated.

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Re: hate windows 8 can i downgrade to 7



HP doesn't recommend downgrading Windows 8 delivered PCs.  You might be able to find some drivers should you desire to purse that direction.



A big issue is that you will loose some of the touch functions.  There are third party drivers around that will bring back some touch functions but not all.


START8 has a 30 day free trial so give it go and then learn about using Windows 8 when you have a transition tool to help with the change in technology.


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Re: hate windows 8 can i downgrade to 7

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Here are the specs for your HP Pavilion 20-b013w All-in-One Desktop Computer. HP doesn't recommend downgrading a Windows 8 computer nor will they support any other operating system on the computer. If you have trouble with yoour computer, you will be required to return the computer to a factory like state before warranty service can be performed.


Before doing anything, please create your set of HP Recovery Discs using the Recovery Manager on your computer.


You will have to supply your own valid copy of Windows 7, including a genuine COA with Windows 7 product key. You will have to DISABLE "Secure Boot" and ENABLE "Legacy Support" in the BIOS to install Windows 7. There may be other requirements as well, before Windows 7 can be installed on your system. You may have trouble locating drivers for the hardware on your computer. Windows 7 may not support some of the hardware or software designed for your computer.


There are a host of programs that make Windows 8 look and feel more like Windows 7. Do an internet search for "Start8" or "how to make windows 8 feel like windows 7" for options that may help.


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Re: hate windows 8 can i downgrade to 7


Sooner or later you have to live with this devil. I really, really, really hate it too but please use the following program which allows you to look and feel it as WIndows 7:

I'm using it now and very happy with it.



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Re: hate windows 8 can i downgrade to 7

Learn how to use Windows 8 on your computer

Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Expert - Consumer

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Re: hate windows 8 can i downgrade to 7

helo just testing computer

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