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Can Windows 7 OS be installed on a PC that came with W8

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    windows 8

    Can Windows 7 OS be installed on a PC that came with W8


    Hi All,
    Can i buy and install windows 7 onto my pc which came with windows 8? Thanks

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    It may be possible depending on the computer but the question is, Are there Windows 7 drivers available!!
    Why would you want to do that, Windows 8 is much more secure and can be made to look and act like Windows 7: See this
    How To Make Windows 8 or 8.1 Look Like Windows 7 or XP
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    windows 8


    Well, the PC is not booting up to windows 8. There is a problem with it. I can purchase windows 7 disks cheaper so I thought If I could install it on the PC why not try. Makes Sense? Thanks
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    If Windows 8 is not booting, can you perform a Factory Restore through the recovery partition or use Recovery Disks hopefully you created when you got the computer.
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    windows 8


    silly me- i did not create disks after i got the computer so when i turm it on it say preparing recovery and just stays there, goes nowhere. no windows comes up. it is just dead.
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    windows 8


    I called the manuf. and they could not help bring the recover partiion up wither. They said send it in for a fix.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    when and if you get it straightened out with win8, update it to win8.1 right away ,its a free update from the Microsoft store
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