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Windows 8 Question About Downgrading to 7

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    Windows 8 Question About Downgrading to 7

    laptop toshiba satellite C55D-A5206 was wondering if im able to downgrade to windows 7 my girlfriend doesn't like it. i bought it for her and i wan't her to use something she is use to and likes even more, i my self don't like windows 8 i feel i made a mistake

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    Probibly not , from what I've been able to research , they have never produced system drivers for Windows 7 for this model.

    Try installing Classic Shell Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements , you can get the feel of Windows 7 back with the advantages of windows 8 improvements , if you can't wait for the 8.1 'boot to desktop' you can set this also as a setting in Classic Shell till then.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Welcome to EightForums

    Is this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?

    1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
    Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

    Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

    2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
    USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
    Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
    Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.

    You will need to buy Windows 7.
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