I am not buying from this one, just showing the laptop.
I obviously want to upgrade to 16 gigs, of ram, (eventhough this has 8, and no mention of being able to expand it) but at worst l could replace 8 with 16?
So yeah, buy this replace the HDD with w10 with a new HDD with a out of the box w7, and install it!
I have been trying to buy a new Laptop with w7 installed, but it is a nightmare, in AU, to find one, that isn't through the roof with costs. Basically it would cost me almost 2k, for one option, and $1,700 for another.
I need w7, as updates can be blocked, and as l have learned, w10 updates are non-blockable, And Microsoft recently installed an update, (well, l pressed the button) that cripped adobe suite). cs2 adobe suite is 2,5k so with a slow i3, and little memory left, updating is the best option.
And that last update was inpossible to remove, so yeah, installing w7 seems to be the cheapest way forward.
So yeah, good, bad, etc, experiences anyone has had installing w7 on a new HDD, on a laptop that used to have w10?
I know the warranty is toast, but compared with the only other two options in AU, 1,7 or 1,9k for a laptop with w7, it is cheaper to risk it, and on the slim change l will have a major issue, l could still afford a few hundred in repairs, and still end up saving money.
Toshiba is pretty reliable so small risk at best.
So is it as easy as buying a new HDD, and installing it, with w7 installation disk on standby, with activation key, and going through the steps on youtube, or is it trickier than that?
I suppose that l will need to find drivers for the motherboard or something like that, and maybe install w7 service pack from somewhere, since l won't be installing any updates, (unless it already comes with it).
But as far as l can tell that might be the worst of it?
Anyway appreciate any feedback.