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Any options to remove windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8 discussion' started by balrock, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. balrock

    balrock Member

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    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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    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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    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
     
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    I doubt that any current hardware is Windows 8 specific.
     
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    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....
     
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    Cool... Thanks
     
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    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.
     
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    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 ...
     
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    what e-machine?
     
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    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
     
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    what is the model #?
     

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