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Is it possible to boot and run Windows 7 on my HP 110 Deskdop from an external hard drive and bypass the Windows 8 OS? Am pr

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  1. So.. you don't like Windows 8? You can wipe your drive and install Windows 7 by using a bootable Windows 7 disc.
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    Run Windows 7 from an external drive? No, not really. There are various workarounds to sorta do this, but it is a real PITA, and quite slow if you ever get it to actually work.

    If you don't like 8, you have 2 options:
    1. Complete reinstall with Win 7
    or
    2. Upgrade to Win 8.1, and cause it to boot directly into Desktop mode. Little visual difference from Win 7.
  3. USAFRet said:
    Run Windows 7 from an external drive? No, not really. There are various workarounds to sorta do this, but it is a real PITA, and quite slow if you ever get it to actually work.

    If you don't like 8, you have 2 options:
    1. Complete reinstall with Win 7
    or
    2. Upgrade to Win 8.1, and cause it to boot directly into Desktop mode. Little visual difference from Win 7.


    Have upgraded to 8.1 and it boots directly to desktop mode. I have seen glaciers move faster in an ice age!!!
    It's not so much the "look-and-feel" (although I prefer Win7), it's the lack of performance and reliability. I ditched my old Acer desktop because I thought it was slow, but comparing it to this HP is like comparing the starship Enterprise to a DC3 without the reliability (does anyone remember what a DC3 was???????).
  4. PsKev said:
    USAFRet said:
    Run Windows 7 from an external drive? No, not really. There are various workarounds to sorta do this, but it is a real PITA, and quite slow if you ever get it to actually work.

    If you don't like 8, you have 2 options:
    1. Complete reinstall with Win 7
    or
    2. Upgrade to Win 8.1, and cause it to boot directly into Desktop mode. Little visual difference from Win 7.


    Have upgraded to 8.1 and it boots directly to desktop mode. I have seen glaciers move faster in an ice age!!!
    It's not so much the "look-and-feel" (although I prefer Win7), it's the lack of performance and reliability. I ditched my old Acer desktop because I thought it was slow, but comparing it to this HP is like comparing the starship Enterprise to a DC3 without the reliability (does anyone remember what a DC3 was???????).




    Then you might have some issues with your hardware. Both my desktop and old low end laptop are running Win 8.1, and both very, very fast.
    The desktop of course faster, but the laptop is no slower than with Win 8, or Win 7 from the other partition.
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