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Remove Pre-installed Windows 8 and Install Windows 7 Home Basic

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by spinning, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. spinning

    spinning Thread Starter

    Feb 19, 2013

    I just bought a Dell 15z 5523 Ultrabook (i7-3517U Processor, 8GB DDR 3 1600 Mhz RAM, 256 GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 2GB card etc.) pre-installed with Windows 8, not PRO.

    I have been using it for a couple of weeks and I just hate it. I know I know, some of us don't want to learn new things or be forced to change our ways just because of some corporate's whim....

    That being said, I have searched quite a bit online, and still haven't found a reliable resource which can help me remove Windows 8 completely and install Windows 7 Home Basic. Have received a lot of contradictory advise.

    Dell did not give me a Windows 8 installation disk. Just a drivers CD. I have the old Windows 7 Home Basic installation disk and drivers. Also, I have already activated 8.

    If someone asks me to stick with Windows 8 or give benefits of 8 over 7 or tell me to install stuff like Classic Shell it would be a total waste...

    Can someone give me a step by step guide or a link which has everything explained?


  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    First, where did you get this OLD Windows 7 Home Basic install disk?
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