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How to Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7 Easily

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Still being fed up with the Windows 8 operating system or suffered software incompatibilities after the installation? No matter for what, no you want to downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7. Read this article and learn about how to downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7.

Is It Possible to Downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7?

Some Windows 8 PCs come with what are called "downgrade rights". If your PC comes with Windows 8 Pro (Windows 8.1 Pro), you can downgrade Window 8 (Windows 8.1 Pro) to Windows 7 Pro free just by installing it on top of your existing OS.

Some computers came with Windows 7 but upgraded to Windows 8, you can revert your computer to the Windows 7 system it came with.

You can install it on a new computer preinstalled Windows 8 with a retail copy of Windows 7 you aren't using. But you need to ensure the new computer has hardware drivers that work with Windows 7. With this way you can downgrade Windows 8 consumer preview to Windows 7.

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Things You Need to Know before Downgrading Windows 8 to Windows 7

If you have decided to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7, there are something you need to know.

  • Firstly, although you have rights to downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7, it doesn't mean running the older OS on newer hardware will be problem-free. For example, warns that it hasn't tested all of its Windows 8 hardware with Windows 7.
  • Secondly, if your PC is younger than 2 years old then you'll need to disable UEFI because the Secure Boot feature prevents other Operating Systems from loading.
  • Finally, create a recovery drive that contains a copy of your new PC's recovery partition. This will allow you to restore the original Windows 8 system if you wipe the recovery partition. downgrade windows 8 to windows 7

How to Downgrade Windows 8 Pro to Windows 7 Pro?

To downgrade Microsoft Windows 8 Pro to Windows 7 software, you need to accept the End User Software License Terms and follow steps below to perform the downgrade.

  • Obtain genuine Windows media and a corresponding product key for Windows 7 Pro. (The media should come from a prior legally licensed version from the OEM or retail channels.)
  • Once you've obtained the media, insert it into your new computer and restart into the Windows 7 installer.
  • Install Windows 7 Professional as you normally would, providing the legitimate Windows 7 Pro key during the installation process. downgrade windows 8 to windows 7 free

Now you have downgraded Windows 8 pro to Windows 7 successfully. For others which don't conform to the downgrade rights, you need to reinstall your computer with a retail copy of Windows 7. Get more Windows 8 tips here.

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