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Windows 7 v Windows 8


Splodge

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I do love Windows 7. Rather elderly, I do not want to strain trying to understand Windows 8. I have had a go at it but disliked it. My question is:

I back-up to an external hard drive twice a week. In the event that I need to buy a new computer, would I be able to restore Windows7 over the pre-installed Windows 8 running the external hard drive?

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Splodge

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By coincidence, the Don't Panic section of that prestige Sunday Newspaper covers my exact problem!

Were they snooping on us, looking for something to write or, just coincidence?

In any case, I did make the necessary recovery disks but still looking for my original disk or a serial number. On the other hand, I may never had have it but I did, as recommended and burn a copy of the installation disk! I might have to go back to the manufacturer for the product key!

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