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Can I put Windows 7 Pro onto a new computer that comes with Windows 8?

Can I put Windows 7 Pro onto a new computer that comes with Windows 8?

  • Purchasing some new computers, but they all come with Windows 8.  I would like to purchase Windows 7 from Techsoup and install it on the new ones.  Does anyone have  experience  doing this?

    Thanks!

    Judy

  • Most of the new computers come with a Windows 7 option, unless you are buying through a retail store. Just bought some Lenovo laptops and they have both options.

    The big issue you will have is that you may have to find hardware drivers for Windows 7, and you will lose all the apps that came with the computer. The manufacturer may not support Windows 7 on the computer if you have a problem.

  • I "upgraded" from Windows 8 to Windows 7 Pro last month. I merely did a full install of Win7 Pro. It went fine, but it was older hardware. If your new machines have touch screen capability, etc, you may lose that funcationality. Not sure on that though.

    Tim Claremont
    Systems Administrator
    Rochester, NY