Windows 8 is a fast, stable and secure operating system. Windows 8 Is not a bad operating system, but it is a lot different from earlier versions of Windows (Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7).
If you want to stick with Windows 8 but would like to return some of the features of Windows 7, like the Start Button and Start Menu, you can do this with Classic Shell a third party application. You can get classic shell by clicking the download link below.
We offer Windows 8 downgrade in Retford and cover anywhere within a 15 mile radius of Retford.
Windows 8 Downgrade
Windows 8 is not for everyone, we can downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7. If you have Windows 8 Pro installed on your PC or Laptop, you will not need to purchase a Windows 7 licence to downgrade to Windows 8. We can downgrade you to Windows 7 using our software and licence, this is called downgrade rights and its part of the Windows 8 Pro licence agreement.
If you don’t have Windows 8 Pro installed on your PC or Laptop, you can still downgrade to Windows 7 but you will need to purchase a Windows 7 licence, the current price for a Windows 7 Home Premium is £79.91, this price is correct at the time of creating this article.
Please note not all PC and Laptops can be downgraded to Windows 7, it all depends if your PC or Laptop has support for Windows 7, this is something we will check as part of the service.
If your PC or Laptop is supported we will back up all your data before we perform the downgrade, once the downgrade has complete we will restore your data and any software you had installed. We will arrange a time to drop off your PC or Laptop and reconnect it to your wired/wireless network, if you had any printers or devices connected we will reconnect these for you.
Windows 8 Upgrade
Same as above but you will need to purchase a Windows 8 licence as your current Windows licence doesn’t offer a free upgrade.
Also we will need to see if your PC or Laptop meets the necessary hardware requirements. If it doesn’t we will inform you if it can be upgraded to meet these requirements or not.
How it Works
- Call 01777 869 637, arrange a time for an engineer to collect your PC or Laptop.
- The engineer will check your PC or Laptop and see if the upgrade or downgrade can be performed.
- If you need a Windows licence to continue with the downgrade we will contact you with a price.
- All data will be backed up, we will take a note of all software currently installed.
- The downgrade or upgrade will be performed.
- Any data and software will be restored.
- We will arrange a time to drop off and reconnect any device or install any software we might have missed.
"Bought a brand new HP laptop and got stuck with Windows 8, my Laptop had Windows 8 Pro so I did not need to buy a licence and now my new Laptop has Windows 7 and it is brilliant, great step up from Windows XP"