Pre-installed W10 -- how to replace with W 7

  firegamp 15:42 12 Dec 2015
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A friend recently bought a laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed. He cannot come to terms with its many "irritations" and wants to change to Windows 7. Is this possible -- and would it cost him anything?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:04 12 Dec 2015

possible may be

he'll need to buy a copy of win 7 with serial key but first needs to check that win 7 drivers are available for all the equipment in the laptop - bluetooth, wifi, Lan card, web cam, keyboard, mouse pad etc.

  firegamp 17:14 12 Dec 2015

My friend thanks you for the advice, but is not certain whether or not he can install Win 7 without uninstalling Win 10 -- AND THEN run the two systems side by side, using the best of each for appropriate tasks. Or would there be unavoidable clashes?

  firegamp 17:16 12 Dec 2015

With regard to myself, there is no problem. I'm perfectly happy with my Win 7 Pro -- it's like a friendly, well-trained dog........

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:20 12 Dec 2015

To dual boot normally you would install 10 after 7

but partition the drive and install 7 on the new partition should work

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