How I will install Windows 7 on my HP laptop where Win 8 already installed?

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Md Maksud, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Md Maksud

    Md Maksud New Member

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    Hi,

    I have purchased a HP laptop and WIN 8 already installed on it. But I don't like to use win 8.
    I would like to install win 7 on my laptop. but I can't it. I have tried but no boot . Could you please help how I will install win 7?
     
  2. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    pagroundhog New Member

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    The information you have provided is too general to provide any further assistance; however, if you are adament about installing Windows 7, you're going to need to provide specific information on your laptop and the media you are using to try and install windows 7. However, I agree with bassfisher6522; in that, you should try his suggestions and give Windows 8 a real chance to grow on you. BTW, many manufacturers of new laptops do offer a Windows 7 downgrade option so have you looked into that as well?
     
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  4. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    If you have a valid installation source and legitimate product key, you can boot from the installation media and install as you normally would, although as bassfisher6522 mentioned, there are easier ways to remedy some of the issues you may have with Windows 8. Tell us more about what you dislike and we'll be glad to help.
     
  5. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I use Classic Shell, I've used it since Windows 7 came out.

    It lets you use any interface from XP to Windows 7, I still use XP.
    It will boot to the desktop and restore useful things like multiple open windows etc.

    Best of all, it's free!

    Welcome to Classic Shell


    Mike

    Ps. I considered going back to Windows 7 but there are some advantages to Windows 8 as far a stability and performance go.

    But some losses too.
    Like being able to do a restore install without formatting the drive and losing all your stuff.

    Mike
     
  6. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Most new Windows 8 systems are set for secure boot. You can't just boot to a Windows 7 DVD since it will not be allowed. You will probably have to go into the bios to turn off Secure Boot.
     

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