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Reverting back to Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by mike2111, Dec 2, 2019.

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  1. mike2111

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    I have a laptop bought nine years ago, now running Windows 10 Home version 1903. It is only used when there is a problem with my desktop computer, or when a portable PC is needed. It was originally using Windows 7 but with the present operating system it is almost unusably slow, with boot up 2 mins. 40 seconds and loading imaging software nearly three minutes – there is only one program loaded at startup – defender (msconfig). I have the Windows 7 original product serial number and an OEM copy of Windows 7 – is it possible to revert without buying a new copy of Windows 7, it would then presumably be much quicker – the lack of future fixes would be acceptable. Or maybe there is a way to make it go faster in Windows 10?

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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6100 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
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    RAM: 3766 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1755 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 306 GB (218 GB Free);
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    Your Acer Aspire 5742Z laptop has a weak Intel dual core processor, so it's never going to have the speed and performance of a jackrabbit.

    Windows 7 SP1 reaches "end of life" next month, so there aren't many people here who are going to encourage you to revert back to it.

    If you do decide to do it anyway, and since you already have the install disc and product key that came with it, you're good to go.

    If you look at the top of the list in the "Windows 7" section, you'll see my Windows 7 SP1 install and update guide which should be very helpful to you.

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  3. mike2111

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    Thank you for your help, it is either revert or dump, it is certainly no use as it is.
     
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    You're welcome, and good luck. (y)

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    You could still use it by installing a linux distro. There's one specifically for low end hardware called Zorin. It comes in 4 flavors; Ultimate, Core, Lite, Education. I would look at lite version.

    You can try it out to see how you like it by creating a bootable USB drive or DVD and run it from the media device, which is called "Live". Download the ISO and then download Rufus and use that to create the bootable USB or burn the ISO to DVD and boot from DVD.
     
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