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Install W7


I am waiting delivery of 3040, it is unused  but has W8 as its excess stock.  I don't want W8 and don't want to pay for W10, so I want to install W7 as I have a disk & licence.  Once I have installed W7 how do I install the drivers I need?

As an alternative to using my disk is it better to install an image from Dell site which I think contains W7 updates & then drivers.

Any advice welcome as I haven't done this before.


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RE: Install W7

The free upgrade to Windows 10 still works despite the 1 year promotional period passing. See here for details:


An OptiPlex should come with Windows 8.1 Pro so will have downgrade rights to Windows 7 Pro. See here for details:


Dr Philip Yip
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