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Can I Downgrade Windows 8.1 to Vista

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by poochokid, Mar 24, 2015.

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  1. poochokid

    poochokid Thread Starter

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    I just bought Hp Pavilion Slimline 400-314 Desktop PC on March 17th it came with windows 8.1. Can I uninstall windows 8.1 and install windows vista home premium ?I have the Cd's For Vista. If I can how do I do it?
     
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    That would certainly be a downgrade!

    What do you mean by "the Cd's For Vista"? You would need a Vista retail (not OEM) installation DVD.

    You'd also need the Vista drivers (chipset, networking, graphics, etc., etc.) so make sure HP makes them all available.
     
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    I would be very surprised if HP still has available drivers for Vista. It was garbage when new, and not very popular or long-lived. The only thing worse was Windows Moron Edition (ME).
     
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    HP Pavilion Slimline 400-314 Desktop PC (G4A91AA)

    Its support site has device drivers only for Windows 8.1 64-bit and Windows 7 64-bit.

    Its product specifications section lists these primary devices:

    AMD Radeon HD 8240 integrated graphics (combined with the processor)

    Realtek ALC662 high definition audio

    Realtek RTL8106E-CG 10/100 Mbps ethernet

    Atheros AR5B125 802.11b/g/n wireless half mini-card

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    I remember reading something awhile back about HP making it difficult to downgrade a new computer with Windows 8.1 to an older operating system.

    Even if you're able to do it, I would switch to Windows 7 64-bit and not to Windows Vista 64-bit.

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