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Hi. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm happy to assist. There is a free program that can make Windows 8 look and run like Windows 7. It can also be set to look like Windows Vista or XP if you so choose. It's called Classic Shell and you can download it here: http://www.classicshell.net/
Below is a screenshot of my Windows 8 laptop running Classic Shell
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