Need help with downgrading from win8 to win7

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Need help with downgrading from win8 to win7

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Hey, thanks for taking the time to look at this post and to help me out.

At christmas i bought a Vibox pc without any software, i bought windows8 upgrade thinking it was the full version but i was mistaken, i recently bought Windows7 Home Premium, i'm not sure how to downgrade, can someone please help me?

~Rhys.Brook

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  • Hi Rhys.Brook,

    Please boot from the Windows 7 Home Premium disk and follow the onscreen instruction to install the operating system. You can refer the following link for further assistance with the installation:
    http://bit.ly/dIqTM3

    You can continue using Windows7 after the installation completes or can also upgrade to Windows 8 by using the upgrade disk that you have already purchased.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Rajath N
    Dell Social Media and Community Professional
    Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
    Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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  • Hi Rhys.Brook,

    Please boot from the Windows 7 Home Premium disk and follow the onscreen instruction to install the operating system. You can refer the following link for further assistance with the installation:
    http://bit.ly/dIqTM3

    You can continue using Windows7 after the installation completes or can also upgrade to Windows 8 by using the upgrade disk that you have already purchased.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Rajath N
    Dell Social Media and Community Professional
    Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
    Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

  • Will this also work if i was to have the windows 8 pro?

  • See Dell Reinstallation Guide/A Clean Install of Windows 7:

    http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4677/t/19476992.aspx

    This is an in depth guide for Windows 7 Reinstallation on a Dell. There is another section which mentions upgrading to Windows 8. I haven't wrote a Clean Install of Windows 8 as I am having some disputes with regards to media but if you have the full version of Windows 8 it should be more or less identical to the upgrading to Windows 8 guide except for Step 3 (obtaining media).

    Philip Yip

     

    Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.