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December 26, 2012 5:23:02 PM

Hello,

I have a new computer with Win8 installed, is it possible to downgrade to Win7? If so, is it a smart thing to do, or will I have problems running programs after that. I really hate it, and I just bought a brand new top of the line HP Envy!

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December 26, 2012 5:27:15 PM

Why would you want to buy a copy of windows 7?
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December 26, 2012 5:31:26 PM

if you want to save money

install a program called start8

it brings the startmenu back and can disable metro

basically it will make it look and run like win7 but doesn't cost anything
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December 26, 2012 5:36:33 PM

rgd1101 said:
Why would you want to buy a copy of windows 7?



BTW, I should have said I am not too computer friendly.....so with that said....I am not to sure if I can even downgrade. But I really do not like Win8, and I wish I had bought a computer with Win7. But since I have already, I just thought there may be a way to downgrade to Win7, maybe I am just stuck with what I have... :( 
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December 26, 2012 5:37:12 PM

Miss Rock said:
Hello,

I have a new computer with Win8 installed, is it possible to downgrade to Win7? If so, is it a smart thing to do, or will I have problems running programs after that. I really hate it, and I just bought a brand new top of the line HP Envy!


Yes you can downgrade easily, you'll need to back up your files and important stuff, you'll need a Windows 7 installation disk and your existing product key.
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December 26, 2012 6:29:24 PM

Best answer selected by Miss Rock.
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December 26, 2012 6:31:29 PM

shanky887614 said:
if you want to save money

install a program called start8

it brings the startmenu back and can disable metro

basically it will make it look and run like win7 but doesn't cost anything



Thank you! Thats exactly what I needed. After a little research I found the start8 program and did some reading about it and that will be perfect for me as it will look like Win7 and I can adjust into Win8 much easier. So thanks again, you helped a lot!!
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December 26, 2012 8:38:53 PM

I want to add there are lot of spy ware in start 8 now so be carefull i'm going to add a safe download it is the bestone

http://bfvets.dyndns.org/downloads/ClassicStart8Setup.e...

By adding this download I'm saving anyone a whack of spyware that has stared up, this download is the best one
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December 28, 2012 10:07:38 PM

gomerpile said:
I want to add there are lot of spy ware in start 8 now so be carefull i'm going to add a safe download it is the bestone

http://bfvets.dyndns.org/downloads/ClassicStart8Setup.e...

By adding this download I'm saving anyone a whack of spyware that has stared up, this download is the best one


Hey thanks for posting that link for me. You saved me! I haven't done the download yet, so I am good. I appreciate the help gomerpile<<< love the name btw :sol: 
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