I have a Dell Computer that came with windows 8. I have windows 7 and was wondering if I install windows 7 will that void the warranty ?
Make a 16 GB Recovery USB Flash Drive with the latest version of Dell Backup and Recovery before performing such an operation:
Note on the 31st of July 2015 Windows 10 will be released as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 so for only a few months use the downgrade may not be worthwhile.
I would advise customizing Windows 8.1 in the meantime to reduce your interaction with Metro:
Note if you do install Windows 7, ensure you have a model with Windows 7 drivers and you will need to amend some UEFI BIOS settings in order to successfully install:
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.
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There are two ways to downgrade to Windows 7 from Windows 8:
1. If you have Windows 8 Professional you can downgrade to Windows 7 Professional, but you will need to reinstall windows using the Dell OEM Windows 7 Disc. Backup your data before you do this step. Use the below link for help:
2. You can do a clean installation of Windows 7 using the disk you have. This will not void the hardware warranty. Please refer the link below on how to manually install Windows 7 :
Hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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