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Will removing Windows 8.1 and installing Windows 7 void my laptop's warranty?

#1OgreBattle019Posted 12/6/2013 12:57:40 PM
I recently got a Toshiba laptop and the hardware on it is pretty good, but I hate Windows 8.1 and I feel that it is ruining some games.
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#2ShubPosted 12/6/2013 12:58:52 PM
I doubt it, but you may not be able to find Windows 7 drivers for some of the hardware in your laptop.
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#3youngfossilPosted 12/6/2013 1:05:10 PM
games actually run better under 8.1
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#4OgreBattle019(Topic Creator)Posted 12/6/2013 1:10:05 PM
A lot of people are having problems with League of Legends running on Windows 8.1.
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#5rusty12000Posted 12/6/2013 1:34:06 PM
It shouldn't.

And ya can't blame you, Windows 8 is awful.
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#6GTRagnarokPosted 12/6/2013 2:22:35 PM(edited)
What's so bad about it? As long as you're not trying to use Metro apps, the only thing that's really different is the start menu. Remove any tiles you don't need and pin your most used programs. You'll end up with a nice looking start menu that's just as efficient (if not more so) as the traditional one.

http://i.imgur.com/TTkbohD.jpg
#7myztikricePosted 12/6/2013 2:33:44 PM
Just install Windows 8 and not 8.1
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#8betatechPosted 12/6/2013 2:53:00 PM
Check your specific warranty. The problem is that you may have some issues if you go to return it if running windows 7 even if it doesnt void the warranty. Ive heard of one incident involving Linux where someone had issues with a hardware fault.

At the very least have a backup of the hdd and/or recovery media.

Btw if the ui is an issue check out classic shell.
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#9Paulf001Posted 12/6/2013 2:55:07 PM
If you download classic shell which is free you can pretty much make it like Windows 7, but have all the improvements from 8, stuff runs faster.
#10Mogu_MoguPosted 12/6/2013 3:43:52 PM
Did you think about reading your warranty? lol

Also, probably no. Your warranty is fine.
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