I just bought an HP 655 as a test. We have custom software to run on it, but the software only works with Win7, not Win8. All these HP 655s come with Win8 Pro pre-installed and no downgrade option was created by HP (already called them). I want to buy 49 more of these laptops, but I need Win7. If they come pre-installed with Win 8 Pro, can I buy one copy of Win7 and install it, using the Win 8 Pro license? Are there any other solutions?
I want to use the Win 8 Pro license that comes with the laptop to install Win 7. Any thoughts would be helpful.