Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7 on a touchscreen laptop

leeway

New member
Hi All

Anyone knows if has downgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 7 and has touchscreen feature working.
Also, how to activate touch keyboard on Windows 7, there is no touch keyboard button on taskbar unlike Windows 8.
 

GigaGreg

Moderator
Staff member
If you go to the accessories and ease of access then you will see a touch screen keyboard.

EDIT: You are able to downgrade to Windows 7, but i dont think that the touchscreen is compatible with Windows 7 like is with Windows 8.
 

GigaGreg

Moderator
Staff member
leeway said:
Thanks, for that, I have to try once I got my new laptop later next month.

Your welcome mate, also you can find more information on the microsoft support.
 

human

New member
I would not recommend to downgrade on a touchscreen as windows 8 is actually better than windows 7 on a touchscreen. On desktop and old Laptops Windows 7 is a better option.
 

whsecurity

New member
I downgraded one Lenovo hybrid laptop with touchscreen and one friend of mine his tablet. Both are bad ideas! We reinstalled windows 8.1 Very bad user experience in my opinion and not optimised for touch as windows 8. Bad this is our opinion....
 

Genesis

Administrator
Thanks for sharing that WH. At least we now know that once one is on 8.1 that is it. One has to learn to live with it.