Downgrade from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 7 Professional
Do you have a computer running on Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 Pro, but want to downgrade it to Windows 7 Professional? You will be happy to know you can easily downgrade it without having to reformat.
However, before you begin to downgrade your computer from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 7 Professional there are few points to be noted, including:
- First and foremost, make sure that your PC supports Windows 7 Professional. For this, you can either check the user manual or manufacturer’s website.
- Secondly, have a Windows 7 Professional installation DVD or USB drive.
- Last but not least, don’t forget to make a recovery drive. It is important to make a recovery drive, as this drive will have a copy of the new recovery partition. It will further let you get back the original Windows 8 system, if needed or you delete the recovery partition.
After confirming that you have adhered to all of the above mentioned points, you can easily begin to downgrade your computer from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 7 Professional. Here's how
Step 1: Insert the Windows 7 Professional installation DVD media or USB media.
Step 2: Restart your computer.
Step 3:Â Now in the ‘Windows Setup’, select ‘Language, Time, Currency and Keyboard Method’ then click ‘Next’.
Step 4: Click on ‘Install Now’ and type in the product key to activate Windows then click ‘Next’.
Step 5: Select ‘I accept the license terms’ then click ‘Next’.
Step 6: Now for the type of installation, select ‘Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) ’.
Step 7: To choose a place to install Windows, click on ‘Drive options (advanced)’ then click ‘Next’.
Step 8: Click ‘New’ and click ‘Apply’ to create a new partition.Â Click ‘Ok’ to confirm.
Step 9: Click ‘Next’. Your computer will restart automatically during the installation process. Once it restarts, select a color and give a name to your computer then click ‘Next ’.
Step 10: Select ‘Use express settings’. You can choose to make either a Microsoft user account or a local one.
Step 11: If you want to create a local account, click ‘Sing in without Microsoft account’ then click ‘Next’.
Step 12: Type the password and click ‘Next’ again. Add the security information if required then click ‘Next’. Wait for the installation process to complete.
After this, make sure to download essential Windows 7 Professional compatible drivers.