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Can I go from windows 8 back to 7

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December 18, 2012 8:39:37 PM

Hello,
I bought a new computer that came with Windows 8. I can't get any of my programs to work and want to go back to Windows 7. They said I have to purchase the full version. Tell me exactly what I need to go back. I need to use my software that is not compatible in 8. I have a Toshiba Portege 935 with solid state drive and I3 processor

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December 18, 2012 8:55:44 PM

You would need a full version of windows 7 not an upgrade. Recommended Windows 7 Professional 64bit.
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a b * Windows 8
a c 209 $ Windows 7
December 18, 2012 9:29:16 PM

what programs that didn't work with windows 8?
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a b * Windows 8
a b $ Windows 7
December 18, 2012 9:33:36 PM

Ya what programs? I have yet to find one that doesn't work on 8 and I use lots of old and weird software sometimes.
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December 18, 2012 9:35:41 PM

seems like a scam to me (windows 7 home premium for xp mode case). im sure your laptop has windows 7 deivers.just install a fresh copy (of windows 7)....if u get my point...
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a b * Windows 8
a b $ Windows 7
December 18, 2012 9:55:14 PM

WuZee said:
seems like a scam to me (windows 7 home premium for xp mode case). im sure your laptop has windows 7 deivers.just install a fresh copy (of windows 7)....if u get my point...


Windows 8 has compatibility mode as well, so the OP should be able to use that.
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December 19, 2012 12:51:21 PM

Windows 8 is the unstable OS here, it is also a design I despise myself.
Windows 7 will be my last Microsoft OS.
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December 19, 2012 1:13:24 PM

Windows 8 has had no compatibility issue for me. I do hate the GUI. Very first thing I do is install Classic Shell ( http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/ ) Makes the interface be what ever you want it to be.
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December 23, 2012 3:16:11 PM

SO then why windows 8 to waste more HW resources ?
"cloud computing" is the biggest step back in security and reverting to Mainframe with dumb terminals...
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December 30, 2012 5:13:39 PM

I have Adobe Photoshop 6 and it will not install on this new computer. I also have a Sony IC recorder and the Digital Voice Editor software it requires will not install either. I use both of these on a daily basis in my job as a journalist. I love the computer but absolutely hate the OS.
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a b $ Windows 7
December 31, 2012 6:38:31 AM

Did this system come installed with windows 7?
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