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Any options to remove windows 8

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#1
Hey

Bought a laptop a few weeks back with windows8 installed on it, I hate it and my girlfriend can barely use the laptop. I wish I had the pro version to downgrade it, other than paying for windows 7 do I have any options to get rid of windows8 ??
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#2
If you mean free solutions, you could install a linux distro yes. E.g.

http://www.ubuntu.com/

Otherwise, no. Buy Win7, format, install.
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#3
actually you might have another problem!!!

If the laptop is designed to work with windows 8 you might not be able to downgrade to windows 7 because the computers manufacturer might have hardware in the computer that is driver rigged to windows 8 only look at your computer makers web site and see if they have drivers for windows 7 if they dont your out of luck
#4
I doubt that any current hardware is Windows 8 specific.


#5
Hey

Thanks for the posts, its a z580 lenovo laptop so think I,m OK on the driver side, they were selling them with windows 7 the week before I bought it and their site supports downgrades for window 8 pro. Being trying to find a cheap college or company version of windows 7, some pain in the butt....
#6
Cool... Thanks
#7
has xp to win8 drivers. http://support.lenovo.com/en_CA/downloads/default.page?

megadunderhead, i've downgraded computers where there was no drivers for that downgrade os & have everything working. know 1st before you type which you didn't on that "Malware Removal for beginners" thread of yours that i hid.
#8
Originally posted by ddp:
has xp to win8 drivers. http://support.lenovo.com/en_CA/downloads/default.page?

megadunderhead, i've downgraded computers where there was no drivers for that downgrade os & have everything working. know 1st before you type which you didn't on that "Malware Removal for beginners" thread of yours that i hid.
Good to here that but the main reason i told him to look is because e-machine and lenovo and gateway has new windows 8 machines that have a weird touch screen driver that is why i told him to look my friend recently purchased a e-machine all in one with windows 8 pro on it and he cannot use the touch screen when he downgraded to windows 7 ...
#9
what e-machine?
#10
Originally posted by ddp:
what e-machine?
Mini Ez they have several some with atoms some that where with or without touch screens nice machine but waiting on a update from acer because acer now own's e-machine and where hopeful that e-machines tech might make it into windows 8 acer machines so we can at least have a driver that works
#11
what is the model #?
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