Is there an EASY way to downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by Johnton, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Johnton
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    Johnton Advanced Member

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    Ever since this last April's Windows update, I've had performance issues.
    Not major slowdowns or programs not working... kind of.

    More like random bugs here and there, cursor lags, longer loading times, software hangs from time to time, etc.

    So, literally right now, I've seen that this is a problem that Microsoft has been carrying around since the infamous 2017 Creators Update.

    Now, with this trend, I only expect to have an even worse OS by the comming October's update.

    So... in the case that I can't quite get more of this microsoft sh**... how can I go back to the beautiful Windows 7?

    I must say that, I do not own a copy of Windows 7, since I bought my lap with Windows 10 pre-installed from the very beggining.

    One more thing: Have you (Windows User) had performance issues too?

    PS: Do not "change to linux" comments.
     
  2. ihaveamac

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    Since your laptop came with Windows 10, you must make sure that you have compatible Windows 7 drivers for all of your hardware; otherwise you'll end up with a worse experience due to certain components not working as well.

    Regardless of how you choose to downgrade, you would need to back up your files and do a clean-install from a disc or usb drive.

    Windows 7 extended support ends January 14, 2020. No further updates (security and non-security) will be provided beyond this date.
     
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    Johnton Advanced Member

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    LOL ihaveamac your username is perfect.
    Ok, while I do understand that Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7, I believe that the change will be made if things gets worse.

    I remember having a desktop PC about 8 years ago. And I made an unnoficial installation of Windows 7 Proffesional by using a 4GB USB.
    I obviously can't remember how I did it.

    Is there any place where I can check HOW and WHICH drivers I need in order to change back to Windows 7? Just for future reference.
    I'll check myself on Google too, but if you have precise information that'll be very much appreciated.
     
  4. ihaveamac

    ihaveamac GBAtemp Guru

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    The best way is to just search online for drivers for each piece of hardware (graphics, sound, network, etc.) and see if a Windows 7 version is available. New hardware likely won't have drivers for it, because manufacturers don't want to provide drivers for a 9-year old operating system.
     
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    Johnton Advanced Member

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    Leems Segit.
    Actually, I'd have to search for an activation key for Windows 7... so there's that :creep: ... :cry:

    Will try to buy a legitimate copy of Windows 7... or build my own machine with another OS.
     
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