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How to Downgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 7.

tienhkc

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Excuse my ignorance.

If I buy a laptop that comes with Windows 10 pre-installed, would there be any problems with formatting it and installing Windows 7?
 

Anonymous Freak

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While not really an appropriate question for a "Vintage Computing" forum, I'll give it a shot:

It depends on the system. If it's a fairly conventional laptop or desktop, it will probably 'downgrade' just fine. Look on the manufacturer's website first to see if they have Windows 7 drivers, though.

If it's a tablet, "2 in one", "convertible" or anything similar - almost certainly not. Those type systems tend to have a tightly-integrated copy of Windows with custom drivers for the tablet portions. Almost none of those can run Windows 7 acceptably (you'd be missing many drivers, sometimes for vital parts of hardware like the display!)
 
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