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windows 8 downgrade

hi guys I wondered if you could help me I just wanted to know if you get a computer with windows 8.1 can you change to windows 7 and does it cost money
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  1. Can you? Are there Windows 7 drivers available?
    Does it cost money? Generally, yes. You need to buy a Windows 7 license.

    Why do you think you need to change?
  2. When in 8 1st came out, if you had the Pro version, you could , for free down grade to win 7, I don't know if this is still true, but if you don't have Win8 pro, you will need to buy a copy of win 7. You also need to check if there are win 7 drivers for your system (on the mfg's web site)
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    jimpz said:
    When in 8 1st came out, if you had the Pro version, you could , for free down grade to win 7, I don't know if this is still true, but if you don't have Win8 pro, you will need to buy a copy of win 7. You also need to check if there are win 7 drivers for your system (on the mfg's web site)


    Yes, the retail 8/8.1 Pro has downgrade rights to Windows 7 Pro.

    But why spend extra money on Pro features that you will never need, just to downgrade to Windows 7 Pro, with extra features you will never need/use.
  4. USAFRet said:
    jimpz said:
    When in 8 1st came out, if you had the Pro version, you could , for free down grade to win 7, I don't know if this is still true, but if you don't have Win8 pro, you will need to buy a copy of win 7. You also need to check if there are win 7 drivers for your system (on the mfg's web site)


    Yes, the retail 8/8.1 Pro has downgrade rights to Windows 7 Pro.

    But why spend extra money on Pro features that you will never need, just to downgrade to Windows 7 Pro, with extra features you will never need/use.


    True
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