I hate windows 8. How can I deinstall it and load windows 7

I just bought a HP computer and it came with Windows 8 loaded on it. I've tried 6 tasks in the past three weeks and everyone of them was a pain in the butt. I've had administrator issues, compatibility problems unique to others, printer tray issues and much more. It's just not worthy the effort. Should I return the computer and buy another with Windows 7 or should I buy a copy of 7 and load it over the top of this mess?????
 

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Last updated November 26, 2018 Views 21,502 Applies to:
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You will first need to go to the manufacturers website for your model computer and first find out if there are Windows 7 native drivers available. A lot of computers that come preloaded with Windows 8 do not have native driver support for Windows 7 by the manufacturer. If there are no native drivers, you will have to consider returning the machine and purchasing a machine preloaded with Windows 8 Pro with downgrade rights to Windows 7 Professional. Or look through the manufacturers catalogue for systems already preloaded with Windows 7, usually the business line will have these options.

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