Does Surface Pro come with downgrading rights

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro' started by revmike, May 30, 2013.

  1. revmike

    revmike Active Member

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    I'm just curious is all. It probably doesn't, would seem counter productive in the long run.
     
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    malberttoo Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No. Microsoft built the Surface Pro to be a Flagship for Windows 8, to show off everything they truly believed that Windows 8 was capable of, touch-wise, given the proper hardware.

    I LOVE Windows 7, don't get me wrong, but it is not optimized for touch at all, and the Surface Pro wouldn't be very impressive with it, IMHO.
     
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    AFAIK you can install any OS in Surface Pro as its Full Fledged PC in a tablet form but the question is why ? I tried ubuntu and without mouse or Pen its impossible to navigate using touch , i think it applies any os which isn't Touch Optimized
     
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    No downgrading rights but you can still upgrade to Windows 7 if you like. Lol, j/k.
     
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    After a quick Bing it looks like it locks up installing early on if anyone was thinking of trying.
     
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    You would need to disable Secure Boot (and possibly UEFI) and locate all of the drivers, but then you should be able to install Windows 7 (not sure why though).
     
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    Maybe they miss the start button.
     
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    I don't even have a surface pro as of yet, I was just curious as previously stated.
     

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