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armymedicmom

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I have a Dell Inspiron 17 5755 laptop. It came with Windows 10. I've had it 2-3 years. I only use it to teach my classes. I don't go online with it; only to network with my desktop to share files. The problem is, that it is constantly updating during my classes. I need to get rid of Windows 10 and install Windows 7 (which I have a legal copy).

 

My question is, how can I tell if there will be a conflict with the drivers? And if there is a problem, can I get windows 10 back on it?

 

Thanks for any info.


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If your only issue is that Windows updates they can be stopped and you can perform manually.

https://www.tenforum...ndows-10-a.html

Edited by dmccoy, 19 January 2018 - 10:50 PM.

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:welcome:   armymedicmom,

 

The suggestion made by dmccoy is the appropriate, Dell computers are notoriously picky about drivers that they will work with and Dell like other OEM brands like Acer and HP etc don`t continue support for older OSs, you also have the end of Windows 7 support date of January 14, 2020 to keep in mind.


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The Dell support web page for the Inspiron 5755 http://www.dell.com/...-laptop/driversseems to have all the drivers for Windows 7 x64...


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If your only issue is that Windows updates they can be stopped and you can perform manually.

https://www.tenforum...ndows-10-a.html

I have tried disabling everything. I even set to metered. I've disabled services.msc. It doesn't stop these updates. And once it updates all my setting were changed back to allow updates. And to put salt on the wound, the last update killed my bluetooth mouse option. It no longer recognizes it. I thought maybe the mouse died, so I bought a new one. It will not recognize the mouse. My bluetooth speakers work  fine (for now at least). I really hate windows 10. I still have an old computer running XP. I don't care about their support, which is often useless anyway.


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