Problems with downgrading Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Guldstrand, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Guldstrand

    Guldstrand Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to help a friend to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7 Ultimate, but i get an error.
    The error is something like:
    The computer, is a Compaq CQ2000.
     
  2. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    Instead of downgrading, why not try something like Classic Shell and it's free. This will give you the look and feel of windows 7 but will all the benefits of window 8.

    http://www.classicshell.net/
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    You cannot really downgrade Windows 8, obviously. You need to do a clean install. If you are seeing this error from Windows 7 PE loader when you are booting from disc to install the operating system, there may be something wrong with the ISO or the disc itself. You might want to try creating a different type of boot media like a USB flash drive if you have access to the ISO.
     

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