Saturday, November 24, 2012

Downgrading Windows 8 to Windows 7

Now that you have lashed out and purchased that new PC in the Black Friday sales you find that it has the new Windows 8 and you are not happy. Why did Microsoft do this? What were they thinking?

What's more there seem to be no "downgrade rights" as there were with previous versions of Windows. Even if you get a copy of Windows 7 your UEFI/BIOS will likely not let you install it as a replacement operating system.

I explain how to do this in detail on my website

There is currently a lot of misinformation regarding UEFI and Secure Boot. Whether or not alternative operating systems such as Linux will be "locked-out" from running on "Windows 8 hardware".

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