Downgrading Windows 10 to 7

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How can I get Windows 7 on my PC currently running Windows 10? Could I use something like this?
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack (For Refurbished PC Installation).
If I reset my PC could I use this?
 

Dark Lord of Tech

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Yes you can use that.

You would have to perform a clean install and use the key that comes with the DVD.

To install Windows 7 using the Custom option and formatting the hard disk


To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

Turn on your computer so that Windows starts normally, insert the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive, and then shut down your computer.

Restart your computer.

Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.

On the Install Windows page, enter your language and other preferences, and then click Next.

If the Install Windows page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms, and then click Next.

On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.

On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced).

Click the partition that you want to change, click the formatting option you want to perform, and then follow the instructions.

When you've finished formatting, click Next.

Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 7, which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account.

 

Dark Lord of Tech

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Yes you can use that.

You would have to perform a clean install and use the key that comes with the DVD.

To install Windows 7 using the Custom option and formatting the hard disk


To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

Turn on your computer so that Windows starts normally, insert the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive, and then shut down your computer.

Restart your computer.

Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.

On the Install Windows page, enter your language and other preferences, and then click Next.

If the Install Windows page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms, and then click Next.

On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.

On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced).

Click the partition that you want to change, click the formatting option you want to perform, and then follow the instructions.

When you've finished formatting, click Next.

Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 7, which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account.

 

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Yes. You just need an unused COA. These, with original discs (usually Dell), are available cheap and fully legit on eBay, typically from unsold low-end business desktops. I bought a dozen packs a couple of years ago.

Ian.

 

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This wasn't mentioned earlier... but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that before you install Windows 7... you DELETE all the partitions on your hard drive first... to get rid of all traces of Windows 10 first.
 
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Thanks everyone! It'll be good to get back to good ol' Windows 7. I think Windows 10 could be for me one day if they implement more freedom to customize it to your liking, but as it is now I don't like it very much.
 

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