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Can I downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7?

I had windows 7 installed on my Laptop,I installed windows 8 on it, without formatting the System Drive,Therefore now I can see two folders windows.old and Windows,The windows folder contain my new Windows 8, IS there any way that I can go back to Window 7? without formatting, This question is not programming related but I hope I can find some good answers here, If someone think that it is not fruitful, please comment on it, and I will delete that instead of down vote.. Looking forward to hear from you Thanks

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marked as duplicate by Karan, slhck Nov 1 '12 at 17:09

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Search the site for downgrading from Win8 to 7. There have been a couple of threads already, so this would probably end up being closed as a dupe. Short answer - no, it's not possible and you'd need to format and reinstall. Edit: And... now you possibly cannot delete because someone posted an answer. –  Karan Nov 1 '12 at 16:59
    
@ZainShah120 - You cannot revert back to Windows 7 unless you made a backup of your hdd before you did so. –  Ramhound Nov 1 '12 at 17:02
    
@Karan Thanks for the down vote –  ZainShah120 Nov 1 '12 at 17:03
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I am voting to close because a simple search would have lead you here, or here, or even here. As for the sarcasm, knock yourself out with more cracks if you wish. –  Karan Nov 1 '12 at 17:07

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No, it's not possible. You'll need to format your hard drive and reinstall Windows 7.

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