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    Hey All,
    Just found this and passing it on Downgrade 8 to 7 for free Regards Fred the messenger
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    No need to shoot the messenger - the comments after the article did that!
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    Hello you two.
    What is this legacy mode in the BIOS ? I do not think that my BIOS was modified at all on this 4 year old Acer. Is this referring to the new BIOS, I forget the acronym ! would this only apply to OEM machines that came loaded with W-8 ? ( UFIE ? )

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    UEFI has to be supported by the motherboard itself; it's not like a BIOS update. If your motherboard is 4 years old, you don't have UEFI.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Thank you Bear. So, if I needed to backtrack from W-8 to W-7, it would not be a problem ? No need yet but one should be aware of any stump. Jean.

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    No, you wouldn't likely have a problem. Just make sure you have drivers for all your hardware.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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