Can I downgrade to Windows 7?

My laptop came with Windows 8.1 installed and the page to download drivers only lists Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 as operating systems.

That page is here: http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=K501LX

I guess I can’t really downgrade if I can’t get drivers, right?

Just upgrade to 10? It works fine, and I haven’t had 1 compatibility issue since launch. If it came with 8.1, downgrading will be difficult as drivers weren’t made for 7.

I actually have Windows 10 installed now but I wanted to downgrade to Windows 7 to see if a visual problem I’m having would be fixed. But I see that’s it’s a bad idea now so I’ll just stick with Windows 10.

Don’t get your graphics drivers from the Asus support site. They won’t be as up to date as getting the drivers directly from nvidia/amd.

I got them from NVIDIA. Sometimes I get fuzzy text in places but the majority of my problems happen when I’m running Visual Studio. Margins are off, debugging an application and it looks washed out, etc. It’s not horrible, but it’s definitely annoying considering I use VS almost every day.

You will just have to download Windows 7 and do a fresh install.

if your computer came with windows 7 then all u have to do is restart your whole PC witch would mean u would lose all info and start u from factor mode witch would be Windows 7

No but I’m saying that I won’t have drivers to install like LAN for internet, ATK for keyboard, etc. Unlike Windows 10 and 8.1, Windows 7 doesn’t come with internet drivers (I believe).

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2611949/microsoft-windows/how-to--downgrade--to-windows-7.html try that dude

Download them before hand and just put them on a USB. I have a flashdrive with nothing but drivers on it because they are a PITA to get once you fresh install.

No but I’m saying the website where I would download drivers doesn’t list Windows 7. It only lists drivers Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Here: http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=K501LX

there are 3rd party drivers that are typically better than theirs

Really? I guess I never really considered that to be a possibility. I’ll have to look into that, thank you!