Microsoft claims that, in the first three days after the release of its new Windows 8 operating system, over four million copies have already been purchased. The number is impressive, especially considering the fact that the normal user has not had an opportunity to see the new Windows 8 operating system, which is touch-enabled, in action. It’s hoped that this will not create an issue for those with older computers. I say this because on Monday evening, October 29, 2012, a friend who had purchased Windows 8 asked me if he could revert back to Windows 7 if he didn’t like Windows 8.
This made me wonder how many of those who bought, or were contemplating buying, Windows 8 might wish to know the answer to this question.
To find a definitive answer, I went to Microsoft’s Windows 8 website where the first two words spoke volumes about the odds of you reverting back to a previous version of Windows.
Those two words were: “Not exactly.” Microsoft then went on to state:
“The version of Windows that you had on your PC before you upgraded won’t be there anymore.
To get it back, you’ll need to reinstall the previous version of Windows from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC.
Typically, this is on a DVD.