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Old 04-15-2013, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just bought a PC with Windows 8... can I switch to Windows 7?

I bought a refurbished PC directly from Dell(Model XPS8500). It has a spinning drive with Windows 8 installed.

I would like to remove the hard drive from this system and replace it with a solid state drive, and then install Windows 7 on the new drive.

Will this be a problem?

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Old 04-16-2013, 12:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Just bought a PC with Windows 8... can I switch to Windows 7?

There should be no problem. But you will need a Windows 7 Product Key or any other words you need to buy Windows 7.

When you replace the boot disk with the SSD you should you the HDD as a data drive to save space on the SSD.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You'll need to look to see if they have drivers for all of your components for Win7. And like bpm55 said, you'll also need a legit license key to install Win7.
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You'll need to look to see if they have drivers for all of your components for Win7. And like bpm55 said, you'll also need a legit license key to install Win7.
According to Dell, that model came with 7 at one point so i say all clear.
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Simple answer, yes. Simply Googling XPS 8500 brought me to a page which had both OS's listed.
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