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go back to windows 7

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    windows 8

    go back to windows 7


    I have tried my best to like windows 8 and it's not going to happen. I want 7 back. This is a new computer, so I never had 7 on it. I see free downloads when I look, but need to know a safe place to go and the best way to do it.

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You will need to purchase Windows 7. There are no legal free retail Windows 7 available unless the manufacturer of your PC provides one as a downgrade option, but will probably still cost something.
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Jan 2014 at 14:05. Reason: addition
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  3. #3


    Keep windows 8, just download Classic Shell. This will give you the look and feel of 7 but with all the benefits of windows 8. I personal use Start8 from Stardock. It's has a 30 day free trial and then purchase...it's only $5. Well worth it, I prefer it to Classic Shell.

    Just click on the blue links.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 12
    windows 8


    I have downloaded Classic Shell, it helps, but doesn't change the games feature for one thing.
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    In classic shell you can add the games to that menu if that's what your talking about. Try Start8, it's more configurable like windows 7 is. Classic shell is not so user friendly configurable but can be done...just a pita.
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