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win 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by rtrg, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. rtrg

    rtrg Regular member

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    I am writing this for someone else. Please advice. The laptop in question is an HP ENVY, the OS is WIN10. NO CD's available. Is it possible to downgrade from 10 to 8.1? Will a cd work? More complicated than that? I can run the CD's as long as the machine lets me. Wifi connection. We are both stumpped. Can a third party do this provided he copies files onto a thumb drive or convetional hdd?
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    model# of the hp envy?
     
  3. aldan

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    if this laptop came with windows 10 then downgrading could be a bi@ch.every time a new windows comes out we see these posts."hate windows @and want to downgrade.unless you want to enter the world of linux,get used to it.i look forward to reading subsequent posts detailing the problems with the downgrade.my advice,dont go there.
     
  4. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    that is why I asked for the model# to see it came just with win10 or maybe other windows versions too.
     
  5. aldan

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    too true.still,how many of these threads have you seen from win98 on?lol
     
  6. 2oldGeek

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    Hi @aldan, long time.. Found out a while back that there are some win95’s still going strong out there.. Thou I kinda doubt they were downgraded from win10…. LOL
     
  7. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    how are you doing?
     
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    not too bad but have really slowed down a lot..... TooOld now lol
     
  9. rtrg

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    I will need to find the model number for you since this is not mine. I believe it came with 8.1 but was FORCED upgraded to 10. An error says "windows 8.1 is no longer available". MS has a downloadable ISO media which can be used to burn to a dvd or flash drive then move to internal hdd. Retail installation CDs with key are available. Will that work? Is the model specific "restore plus" cd also required? The file called "windows old" does not work nor is there a windoe that allows the OS to be rolled back as I have seen screen shots of. Since this is not mine there is not much I can do for him without your guidence. Thanks in advance.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    why does your friend want to go back to win8.1? which version of windows as in home premium, professional or what? was the recovery partition deleted as should be still there?
     
  11. aldan

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    hey,good to see you back.i know you are older than dirt but the other day i was counting on my fingers and realized in five months i will be 60.never thought i would make 40 lol.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    you old fart!!!!!
     
  13. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    yeah,well i was counting on the fingers of my other hand,and you aint far behind.lol
     
  14. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    in 25 1/2 months.
     
  15. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    smartass.ocd as well i see.hahaha
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm smart & have an ass but I'm not a smartass.
     
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    60 is young. In a little over a month from now, I will have an 8 after that 6. But, I will be happy if I see it.
     
  18. aldan

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    so will we buddy.
     
  19. ddp

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    only the good die young & as you are not good, you'll not die young. me, I can't go upstairs or downstairs as there would be a mutiny so I'm stuck here.
     
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    Well, I guess I'm a 'Smartass'... I've had 75 years of it... Seems a better choice than being a 'Dumbass"...
     

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