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lurk&jerk

Modern Windows 8 compatible laptop

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Can anybody recommend a modern Windows 8 compatible laptop, a laptop that allows a user to downgrade to Windows 8? I currently have an LG Gram and it's not possible to downgrade that laptop. It won't boot to an external CD or a USB.

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2 hours ago, lurk&jerk said:

Can anybody recommend a modern Windows 8 compatible laptop, a laptop that allows a user to downgrade to Windows 8? I currently have an LG Gram and it's not possible to downgrade that laptop. It won't boot to an external CD or a USB.

it is doable, but super hardcore. Up to intel 8th gen or any amd ryzen. With intel you need to provide sata driver for windows 8 install. Amd is easier. https://www.win-raid.com/t5648f52-Solution-Win-Win-x-Ryzen-APU-Video-driver-Update-Vulkan-OpenCL-API-support.html

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No external CD or USB boot support thats rough, LG crazy. Seems a very nice laptop though.

Edited by TheSaga

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13 hours ago, lurk&jerk said:

 I currently have an LG Gram and it's not possible to downgrade that laptop. It won't boot to an external CD or a USB.

Maybe you are having the NULL issue :w00t: at boot :unsure:.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1218006/cant-boot-from-usb-drive-on-lg-gram-running-windows-10-pro

Drivers for Window 8 might be another problem, though.

jaclaz

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@jaclaz. Thanks for that link. I'll give that solution a try.

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