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Downgrading to 7 problem

by pgalgiani / March 2, 2014 2:07 AM PST

Iusing a Samsung Laptop NP510 that came with W8 but after almost a year I am giving up on it to return to W7

I followed instructions to change BIOS before rebooting, but after rebooting the system doesn't access the disc in the external USB DVD drive.

Am I missing a step ?

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What you're doing is fraught with peril
by wpgwpg / March 2, 2014 2:17 AM PST

PCs designed for Windows 8 are very difficult to downgrade to Windows 7. Stay with Windows 8 and install the free Classic Shell which makes Windows 8 look and feel like Windows 7. That's what works for almost everyone.
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Good luck.

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Go back to 8, install Classic Shell and give it a month.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2014 7:53 AM PST

I'm not going back to 7 now.
Bob

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