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07-05-2015, 12:07 PM
Windows 8.1 back to Windows 7

I think I'll revert back to 7, My main PC (Laptop) is 7 and I use that the most. I have a desktop which has win 8 which upgraded to 8.1 then I had problems recognizing my Canon MP520 couldn't scan Then I lost my DVD rom is it me or do I need to persevere?
I have tried win 10 which is much like 8.1 and won't recognize my hardware. So I will try 7 on another HDD for a while to see how it goes!

07-05-2015, 12:29 PM
Well I can help with the DVD Drive problem as I had the same problem http://www.askvg.com/optical-drives-are-not-showing-in-my-computer/

I went for option 4

Also I have a canon Scanner that does not work either,it's old and does not worry me ATM

07-05-2015, 01:02 PM
Is your printer connecting via wifi ?
If so, try USB ,the uninstall the printer , download the new software for 8.1 & re-install it.

Windows7 initially had issues with some mfc scanners as well.
Its not Win8 thats the issue, its flaky scanner software from the printer manufacturer (especially via wifi) .

07-05-2015, 07:55 PM
Hi Guys thanks for your help Lawrence I got my DVD rom back and got scanner to work, So back to win 8.1

07-05-2015, 08:15 PM
Yep,lost my DVD Drive doing a Reset retaining files Windows 8.1 also my previously installed Epson printer did not want to install as well(just remembered that as I knew there was another problem)

08-05-2015, 07:04 AM
windows 10