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How do I run Windows 7 on a Windows 8 computer?

How do I run Windows 7 on a Windows 8 computer?

To install Windows 7 on a pre-installed Windows 8 computer

  1. Once in the Bios, go to the Boot section and set the CdROm device as primary boot device.
  2. Disable UEFI boot.
  3. Exit with save & reboot.
  4. Startup the computer using a 3rd party boot manager that supports GPT/MBR boot record management.

Can I install Windows 7 on a Windows 8 computer?

You can install Windows 7 alongside Windows 8, which allows you to choose which one you want to use when your computer turns on. You can also install Windows 7 inside a “virtual machine”, which is a simulated computer that runs on your desktop.

How do I get classic desktop on Windows 8?

Access the traditional Windows desktop To get to what was known as the desktop in previous versions of Windows, from the Start screen, press Win-Shift . Pressing Win by itself does virtually the same thing, but also automatically opens the Classic Shell Start menu.

How do I install Windows 7 on a Windows 8.1 HP laptop?

As soon as you press the power-on button, start hitting the Esc button (like tap-tap-tap). Choose F9 to open Boot options. Select the thumb drive or the DVD as a boot option. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows.

How do I make win 10 look like win7?

Thankfully, the latest version of Windows 10 lets you add some color to the title bars in the settings, letting you make your desktop a little more like Windows 7. Just head to Settings > Personalization > Colors to change them. You can read more about the color settings here.

Are there any virtual desktops in Windows 7?

But Windows 7 and 8 already have some virtual desktop features — they’re just hidden under the hood. Windows has actually had API support for virtual desktops since Windows NT 4, but there’s no user interface around it.

Is the Windows 8 desktop the same as Windows 7?

The Windows 8 Desktop works the same way as Windows 7, including the ability to place program icons anywhere on the desktop and pin icons to the taskbar. In Windows 8.1, there is even a Start Menu, though it doesn’t work quite the same.

Where do I go to go to desktop in Windows 8?

Right-click the taskbar at the bottom (or tap and hold there for a second to bring up the menu), and click Properties > Navigation. Under Start screen, check the “When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start” option, then OK.

What does the desktop look like in Windows 8?

Windows 8 default welcome screen Windows 8 has two environments: the full screen, touch-centric Windows Store App interface (also called Metro) and the Desktop interface, which looks and acts like Windows 7. If you install programs you used on previous versions of Windows (XP, Vista or 7), they will open in the Desktop environment.