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How to downgrade windows 8 to windows 7 in my new desktop

Hi, I have purchased WinPro 8.1 SNGL OLP NL Legalization GetGenuine for my small office for 10 users,But i want to downgrade this to windows 7 and use as i my self and the staff are not much familiar with the new technologies so i request some one to kindly help me with the steps to follow on resolving the issue.Please
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  1. Best answer
    You buy Windows 7 and install it.

    In reality though, Windows 8.1 in Desktop mode is not that different than Windows 7.
    You can cause 8.1 to default to Desktop on bootup.
  2. USAFRet said:
    You buy Windows 7 and install it.

    In reality though, Windows 8.1 in Desktop mode is not that different than Windows 7.
    You can cause 8.1 to default to Desktop on bootup.


    Thanks for your quick response but even though i am afraid,So i will be much thank full if you help me by letting me know the steps to downgrade.Please
  3. Here are instructions that helped me with Downgrading windows 8.1 to windows 7
    1. Put in your window 7 CD in the CD/DVD rom
    2. Turn on your computer for Windows 8
    3. Shift + Restart
    4. Click on Troubleshooting
    5. Click Advanced Options
    6. Click UEFI Firmware Settings
    7. Click Restart
    8. Then your computer will reboot and take you into your BIOS
    9. On the BIOS go to Security
    10. Go down to Secure Boot then Disabled
    11. Then go to Advanced, then to System Configuration
    12. Then go down to Boot Mode
    13. Change it to CSM Boot
    14. Then go to Boot and change the order of the Boot to your CD/DVD Rom first
    15. Follow process to install, click on custom advance
    16. Delete all partitions by clicking on driver advance options then delete
    17. Only one partition should be left,click on new then apply
    18. Click ok then next

    Hope this helps.
  4. Addy1252 said:
    USAFRet said:
    You buy Windows 7 and install it.

    In reality though, Windows 8.1 in Desktop mode is not that different than Windows 7.
    You can cause 8.1 to default to Desktop on bootup.


    Thanks for your quick response but even though i am afraid,So i will be much thank full if you help me by letting me know the steps to downgrade.Please


    I hate windows 8 and did the suggested to make it work like windows 7 an when I rebooted my computer it went right back to the way it came. I am definitely downgrading
  5. klaneb said:
    Here are instructions that helped me with Downgrading windows 8.1 to windows 7
    1. Put in your window 7 CD in the CD/DVD rom
    2. Turn on your computer for Windows 8
    3. Shift + Restart
    4. Click on Troubleshooting
    5. Click Advanced Options
    6. Click UEFI Firmware Settings
    7. Click Restart
    8. Then your computer will reboot and take you into your BIOS
    9. On the BIOS go to Security
    10. Go down to Secure Boot then Disabled
    11. Then go to Advanced, then to System Configuration
    12. Then go down to Boot Mode
    13. Change it to CSM Boot
    14. Then go to Boot and change the order of the Boot to your CD/DVD Rom first
    15. Follow process to install, click on custom advance
    16. Delete all partitions by clicking on driver advance options then delete
    17. Only one partition should be left,click on new then apply
    18. Click ok then next

    Hope this helps.
  6. THANK YOU, THANK YOU,

    It worked for me and saved me a lot of time going from 8 to 7. Same as the other person. He did not want 7 NOT 8 or 8.1 I just hope windows 9 will be better.
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