siew14
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Downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7

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Hi, I have a Dell OptiPlex 3050. Can I downgrade it to Windows 7? 

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7

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Systems with Intel's 7th generation processors or later do not have support for earlier versions of Windows. See here:

http://www.dell.com/support/article/uk/en/ukbsdt1/SLN304217/microsoft-windows-operating-system-suppo... 

You will have to run Windows 10 Pro as the main OS. Although you could setup a Windows 7 VM on the side.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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colingwin
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RE: Downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7

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My laptop originally came with 7, upgraded to 10 a year or so ago, and would like to downgrade back to 7. Can this be done?

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7

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Yes if Windows 7 as preinstalled it is possible to reinstall it, if you've got Windows 7 Installation Media. What model of Dell is this and what Edition of Windows 7?

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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