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I want to install windows 8.1 on a new laptop that has windows 10 (64) home on it

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I don't want to use windows 10, I bought a new laptop that has windows 10 64 bit home edition. I want to remove windows 10 and install 8.1
jjdubb
Asked: 07:00 18/05/2016
wangnet 07:00 18/05/2016
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You will have to purchase a licensed copy of 8.1 and install it. There is no copy of 8.1 on your machine to "revert" to.

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mawk 07:00 18/05/2016
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So it's actually possible to downgrade to a previous version from the OS that came preinstalled on a PC? Didn't know this.
legend 07:00 18/05/2016
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So it's actually possible to downgrade to a previous version from the OS that came preinstalled on a PC? Didn't know this.Yup, but like installing Linux, YMMV depending on hardware configuration, etc.
philau 07:00 18/05/2016
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No. This is very unlikely not supported. This means that sure, you might be able to do it, but you may not be able to get proper drivers and the manufacturer/ Microsoft may not offer you technical support. In addition, you would need to acquire the Windows 8.1 media and license. That's from a technical and supportability perspective.

From a personal perspective I would say don't take a step backward; Windows 10 is fairly easy to learn and is extremely secure. Installing Windows 8.1 on your new laptop is akin to buying a corvette, ripping the engine out and replacing it with a Cavalier engine
mawk 07:00 18/05/2016
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I see. Thanks @philau
mawk 07:00 18/05/2016
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Yup, but like installing Linux, YMMV depending on hardware configuration, etc.Okay.

I want to install windows 8.1 on a new laptop that has windows 10 (64) home on it

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