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Old 08-21-2015, 03:26 PM   #1
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I purchase a laptop from Dell. I asked specifically for windows 7. I got the laptop and it had windows 8 installed already. i view the windows 8 thru ten to be nothing more than a glorified case of Vista. I need to remove the windows 8 from my laptop. people have told me I have to go to Dell and get windows 7 drivers. I have a original equipment disc for windows 7 I contacted Dell and they are not ready to send me windows drivers. can you offer me some assistance I don't like or understand windows8
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Carl I have removed your email you will just get spammed by bots otherwise.

You can get drivers from the dell website you just put in your service tag number and it will show you the drivers available.
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If you have something against Windows 8 try installing the free app Classicshell. This give Windows 8 and 10 the look and feel of Windows 7.
If you really want to install Windows 7, we don't recommend it. Then you will need a Windows 7 disc. As GreenBruceLee suggested, after installing 7 go to the Device Manager, if there are any yellow flags you need drivers. Go to the Dell Drivers site Support | Dell US Here type in your service tag # or browse the products to choose your model. Choose Windows 7 as your OS and download whatever drivers you need for your model.
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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Have you tried upgrading to Windows 8.1 then downloading and installing ClassicShell? It basically will be Windows 7 that way.

Why not upgrade to Windows 10 instead of going backwards?
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By upgrading to 10 you'll get Support updates much longer (maybe forever). Mainstream support ended for Windows 7 in Jan. of this year. All support for 7 ends January 14, 2020.

The stability of an OS is in direct proportion to the stability of the user.
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