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Thread: Laptops accepts 64Bit only windows 8.1++

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    Laptops accepts 64Bit only windows 8.1++

    i have bought asus x553ma celeron N2840 with hard disk 500GB and ddr3 ram 2GB, DOS only, because it was very cheap and i thought to use it as an external hard disk purposes.
    but surprised that it accepts windows 8.1/10 64bit only, and we can't install win7 on it by default unless changing the OS default in the setup screen.
    but the most important its site https://www.asus.com/support/Downloa...Fa0kh9QOb3/41/
    provides only drivers for 64bit win8.1/10 only
    some people provides links for drivers for win7. but it is not supported, and may contains viruses.
    so seems asus works tightly with microsoft to promote 64Bit OS's (by force),
    in fact i have astonished by this harsh behavior (and may be illegal) to force the people to drive in one road only.
    i wonder if this is the beginning of the fall of 32Bit OS.s !!

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    The hardware doesn't seem anything special so the Intel drivers from the Intel site and Realtek drivers from Realtek site should be safe.
    Last edited by Michael Clease; 09-12-2015 at 13:06. Reason: more information
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