Can Windows 8 be replace with windows 7?
You can apparently 'roll back' a Windows 8 computer to Windows 7... HOWEVER - some computer manufacturers have said they will not repair a Windows 8 machine (even if it's still under warranty) if it's been rolled back ! They claim rolling a Windows 8 machine back to Windows 7 voids the warranty !
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In my opinion, no it is not, the Beta expires on August 2009, the RC expires on July, 2010, however, if you plan to purchase Windows 7, I highly recommend upgrade as Windows 7 has passed several benchmarks showing that it is faster and performs better than it's predecessors.
If you select 'Upgrade', it only replaces system files, keeping your personal data/files/downloads. It is probably recommended to install a clean copy, though.
yes,. you can. only you must choice: actualization at installation menu,. so your documents and archives will bw sent to a folder named: windows .old. at C: directory
what in gods name would posses you to commit such an act of stupidity!?! If you must you will need to boot the PC with a Vista install disk in the DVD drive, make sure CD/DVD drive is listed above HDD in BIOS and boot from CD. When the setup runs you will be able to format the HDD and install Vista …fresh - caution formating the HDD will erase ALL data inc. programs, files etc. (MORE)
You can replace Windows 7 with Windows XP on most computers however the newest computers could prove to be more of a challenge. Installing Windows XP is not an issue, its once you have it installed comes the hard part of finding all the right drivers and for most new hardware, manufactures just aren…'t interested in developing drivers for an old operating system that is no longer going to be supported by Microsoft in 2014. If you still want to go through with it, you will need to have a Windows XP install disc with a serial number. Put in your Windows XP disc and boot from disc by selecting boot options and selecting your CD/DVD drive. Once opened, it will ask you with more information about the install and after following instruction, your Windows XP should be installed. My suggestion to you would be to get all the Windows Updates (except Windows Live Essentials). Then you can try to manually get your drivers back by either googling your computer information or using a driver program like Driver Pack Solution or Driver Genius Pro. (MORE)
That depends on what and who the system is for. Professional and Ultimate are suitable for power users and smaller businesses. Windows 7 Enterprise is suitable for larger businesses.
Can I install the 2 older versions of Windows Media Player from Windows XP on Windows 7 or Windows 8?
On Windows XP as well as the default Windows Media Player 9,there are also two hidden older versions of Windows Media Player. These are Windows Media player 6.4 that can be found under file name Mplay2 and Windows Media player 5.1 which can be found under Mplayer32. And some people prefer the older… versions of Windows Media player to the latest version Windows Media player 9,10 or 11 on Windows XP.Or Windows Media Player 11 on Windows Vista and Windows Media player 11 or 12 on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Windows Media player 6.4 Mplay2 does not work on Windows Vista,or Windows 7 or Windows 8. It only works on Windows XP. But Windows Media Player 5.1 Mplayer32 does work on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 and also on Windows Vista. To install Windows Media Player 5.1 on Windows 7 or Windows 8. you need to have a Windows XP computer. Then on Windows XP you need to go to Windows/system32 folder on C drive and copy the mplayer32 exe file to your Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer. Once you have copied the mplayer32 program file onto Windows 7 or Windows 8,copy and paste the program file in the Windows/system 32 folder. Windows Media player 5.1 Mplayer32 is now installed on Windows 7 or Windows 8. And will play video and audio files without any problems. And will run alongside the latest version of Windows Media player Just like it does on Windows XP. And the above method also works for Windows Vista. (MORE)
Yes it is for both versions 32 and 64 bit, but Photoshop Elements if you mean that. Adobe Photoshop 8 is not compatibile and will never be. See related link for additional resources.
yes i have reinstalled al types of windows on my PC although i would stay with indows 7 it's way better!
Because windows 8 themes are basically still windows 7 themes, they just have windows 8 graphics as the background colour. Thier coding is still the same.
windows 8, as it is an im provement on windows 7. windows 8 is not officially released yet, it is in developer preview stage
You can make the desktops look the same. Windows 8 has the Metro interface, so you have to install a third party program to mimic this.
although windows 7 is more powerful, has a higher marketing value, and tends to preferred by users it is possible to replace as long as you have the windows 7 and XP disks. RECCOMENDATION: go to best buy and get someone from geek squad to do it, because if you make a mistake you could damage your c…omputer (MORE)
When it comes out. Do you have to get touch screen to be able to use Windows 8. Or Can you upgrade from windows 7?
Windows 8 has been specially designed for touch-screens. However,that doesn't mean that it won't do its job in mouse-keyboardhardware.
I didn't use it untell now and I am pretty sure that the windows 8 is better than the last one!
Windows Vista: 1 Ghz Processor 1 GB RAM Graphics Card with 128 MB Memory DirectX with: A WDDM Driver Pixel Shader 2.0 32 bits per pixel
In Windows 8 they added new programs , better interface, is faster when data processing , in addition to the store where you can download products from windows , it is more comfortable to work with games and any other program with many graphics, the package Office 2013 this windows and many other Fl…at characteristics . (MORE)
Yes, you can already do that... I have windows 8, but i have been experiencing alot of driver issues. I would definitively wait for the public version to come out. It will probably come out this Fall.
) Now This question is kind of easy and is a personal question. Windows 8 and 7 is better because it's your own opinion. You need to try both by going to a store like "Best Buy" or going to "Wal-mart" that has computers on display for you to try out. Now once you tried both (Which i recommend y…ou to try them both out for a 10 minute- 20 minute trial) out, you can know which is better. But in my opinion, i have windows 7, but since Windows 8 is new, its probably more advance, which results, Windows 8, is better. If this helps you a lot, please like it and any questions mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org :) (MORE)
Yes there is the Microsoft Entertainment Pack Games Puzzle Collection that can be downloaded from the Microsoft website. This is a trial version so you only get three puzzle games. But the trial version is free to download and use. And you can use it for as long as you want to.That is it never expir…es. I assume that the trial version was just a sample of some of the games you got in the Puzzle Collection.And if you liked them you would upgrade to the paid version and get more games. Microsoft Entertainment Pack Puzzle Collection was made in 1997 for Windows 95 and Windows NT. But works on all versions of Windows,including Windows Vista,Windows 7 and Windows 8. As well as on Windows XP. You can also download the full version that features all of the games from Microsoft Entertainment pack. And all of those games work on all versions of Windows including Windows 7 and Windows 8. But the only disadvantage is that there are no icons in the program files. Because Windows XP,Windows Vista and Windows 7 and Windows 8 cannot display 16 bit icons correctly. But you can add your own desktop icons to the shortcuts by clicking properties and selecting change icon. (MORE)
Well it really depends on a few things such as what you mainly doon you're computer the most, do you play a lot of PC games, and how familiarare you with computer OS's generally? For an average consumer Windows 7would be a better investment due to the sheer fact that it is very userfriendly and very… compatible to any type of computer user. Also Windows 7 is way more compatible to most applications as it has been out for quite awhile and Windows 8 however is not 100% there with all applications yet. Ifyou're main focus on computers is strictly working, school, business etc. thenWindows 8 is for you, but it may take time getting used to the OS as it's notjust a desktop feature; another user interface is Metro which has many differenttypes of built in applications and adds for a whole new appearance and even thoughit looks cool it can be deceiving. All in all, I only recommend Windows 8for more "experienced" computer users who are patient enough to get used tothis new and odd OS. If gaming is what you're looking for like I saidearlier then go for Windows 7 or even Linux Mint, because both are very compatible toany type of user. (MORE)
New features and functionality in Windows 8 include a faster startup through and new, a new lock screen with a clock and notifications, a Windows Explorer, which has been renamed File Explorer, now includes a ribbon in place of the command bar. File operation dialog boxes have been updated to provi…de more detailed statistics, the ability to pause file transfers, and improvements in the ability to manage conflicts when copying files.A new "File History" function allows incremental revisions of files to be backed up to and restored from a secondary storage device,] Task Manager has also been redesigned, including a new processes tab with the option to display fewer or more details of running applications and background processes. as well as other functionalities (MORE)
The Metro User-Interface, native USB 3.0 support, and Microsoft Account Integration. There's an article on Wikipedia titled "Features New to Windows 8" that highlights many of the new changes.
Well a few things have been changed in Windows 8 that Windows 7 does not have. 1. Metro user interface which is a new desktop that is designed to launch applications and other programs much faster as stated by Microsoft. 2. Windows 8 is now more compatible to different types of processors. 3. It …is easier to store, use, and create new files There are many other things, but I would only recommend Windows 8 to a more fluent computer user who is willing to take time to adapt to this somewhat difficult and buggy OS. (MORE)
Yes you can at the Microsoft Windows official website. There is also a special offer at the moment to reduce the price for you, should you fit the requirements at this link:
depends on what your using it for, for simple uses, i say windows 8because it comes with a great microsoft office, social media, and aton of neat mini features. BUt with gaming i say 7, althoughwindows 8 runs games better, windows 7 is more conveniet when itcomes to installing games and finding thin…gs and a whole lot easierto find programs without having to sign up fpr anything at all like8. plus because its older, its less buggy and crashy whichsometimes happens in the new windows 8. i hope this helped you (MORE)
You cannot, but you don't have to mind it as Windows 8 automatically comes up if you don't choose Windows 7 in 30 secs in start up. It's useful cause you can always come back to it.
Yes, a lot of the OS is built on the same code and same software may be found on the W8. Most software running on W7 may run on W8, and you can also run programs in compability mode for older operating systems.
This is possible. You could backup all your important files, install windows 7 then restore all your files. You won't be able to migrate applications when you are downgrading
Windows 8 is the newer version from Windows 7. It is very similar but have a lot of added features to it. The new start menu prior called Metro is one of the bigges changes you will notice. The start menu have also been removed but is comming back in Windows 8.1 (aka Blue) but will only take you t…o the new menu, not the old one. 8.1 is believed to arrive late 2013 trough Windows Update for all W8 users for free. (MORE)
No reason why not - provided you have the correct driver(s) for the hardware installed in Windows 8.
Apparently, Windows 8 can be 'rolled back' to Windows 7. HOWEVER - some manufacturers say your warranty is void if you do it - and will not do a (free) repair if your computer goes faulty within the guarantee period !
See the Microsoft Community Help page in the related link. There is 3rd-party software out there that can help. It will make it so you can have the Windows 7-style Start Menu, while still being able to access the Windows 8 Start Page. See the related link for a direct link to the solution soft…ware. If you want a long term solution for future Windows versions--tell the manufacturers. (MORE)
If you mean "Visual Styles" by saying "Themes", the extensions of windows 7 and windows 8 visual styles are different. That makes it almost impossible to install windows 7 visual styles on windows 8. There may be other alternatives for it.
I don't think that there would be an answer to this question, it's based on what you think is a good operating system and what you think isn't. From a developers point, I think Windows 7 would be the best for me as I don't like the apps feature and the tablet features also.
Nearly all computers originally running Windows 7 can run W8. You can check your computer on Microsoft's website.
\n . Windows 8 removed support for many legacy APIs, including older versions of DirectX and other older technologies. By removing this support, Microsoft reduced the maximum age of programs that will run on the system, and also gained a moderate speed boost from this optimization. They also introd…uced new features where idle programs might be terminated completely and restarted when the user requests it again. This aggressive memory and CPU management means that fewer applications will usually be running at once, freeing resources for other tasks. . (MORE)
Yes - Physically & electrically, the hardware will still work. However - you may need to install a driver program for the mouse on the Windows 8 machine.
Now that the "special offer" prices have been discontinued, there's less of a case. However, there are some advantages over Windows 7 that might persuade you: Windows 8 boots more quickly; I upgraded my Vista laptop to Windows 8 and the boot time went from around 5 minutes to 25 seconds. Windows 8 …uses less resources than Windows 7, which means that the PC will run faster, Explorer, task manager and, particularly, file copying has been improved over windows 7. Whether these improvements are worth the cost and work of upgrading is really up to you! (MORE)
As modern operating systems are such large pieces of software, it's very difficult to say one is "better" than another. However, Windows 8 has a number of advantages; it consumes less resources - and so PCs run faster, it boots much more quickly, Explorer, File copying and task management have been …greatly improved, the introduction of the "modern" Windows user interface has greatly improved support for touch screen devices. On the other hand, shutting down Windows 8 is slightly more awkward - the shutdown button is more deeply "hidden" - and, if users were used to using the "Start" menu, that's quite different as it's been replaced by the Windows Start screen. (MORE)
Inn Add or Remove Programs choose Uninstall a update from the left side menu. Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features By uninstalling IE from here you will downgrade automatically.
It depends what machine you're using. Windows 8 is designed for tablets with touch-screens etc. Windows 7 is better for desk-top machines and laptops.
In general, yes; most software that runs under windows 7 will run under windows 8.
Apparently, Windows 8 can be 'rolled back' to Windows 7. HOWEVER -some manufacturers say your warranty is void if you do it - andwill not do a (free) repair if your computer goes faulty within theguarantee period !
Theoretically, yes - BUT - some computer manufacturers say you'revoiding your warranty if you 'roll back' a Windows 8 computer toWindows 7. In that case - if your computer breaks-down within theinitial warranty period - they will not do a free repair !
Windows 8.1 can be downloaded and installed on a Windows 7 PC, butWindows 8.1 is not an update it is a new operating system. This newoperating system can be bought from Microsoft for $119.99.
Legally - you can't. You void the warranty on your computer if youdo that - and if your computer develops a fault - even if it'sstill under the manufacturers guarantee period - many manufacturerswill not fix the problem for free - citing that you changed theoperating system from the one that was sup…plied with the machine ! (MORE)
Probably. There may or may not be Windows 7 drivers for all thedevices, so the tablet may not fully work.
There is always a risk upgrading your operating system but with abackup of your personal files like pictures and documents anythinggoing wrong can be fixed. From Windows 7 to Windows 8 you will geta question of what to keep, and Microsoft have released a programyou may run to check computer and prog…ram compability. From Windows7 to 8, most drivers and software will work as before. It isadviced to check up on your most used software compability and whatthe new operating system have to offer before upgrading. Personallyi have upgraded several computers both for home and business userswithout any unsolved problems. (MORE)
Asphalt 8 will not be able to run on Windows 7. It can only run onWindows 8 and Windows Phone 8.