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Downgrading

  1. #1


    Posts : 21
    Win 8 64

    Downgrading


    Is there any way to go back to Win 7 without destroying everything?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You can use your backup image of Windows 7, that you made before upgrading.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 21
    Win 8 64


    You're assuming I made something I didn't make. I'll it as no for an answer. I think it is worth formatting the drive and starting from scratch. Might as well get on it. Thanks.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It should be quite straightforward. Quite a few updates, of course.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello fmw,

    If you're Windows 8 is preinstalled and/or installed with UEFI, then you might also read the tutorial below to help with this.

    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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