bhonda - 4:03 pm on Mar 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
I know we've come across that problem here, but it's not impossible to do, but apparently it's not straight-forward.
IT bought a load of machines that turned out to be Windows 8, and since the rest of us are still on 7, each had to have 7 installed on it.
It took the junior techie lad a couple of hours to get everything working per machine, but from the looks of it, there were a number of specific steps that needed to be followed, and if anything was missed, bad things happened (his first attempt).
So, definitely not as easy as formatting the disk and installing something new, but then again if MS have changed how the machine boots, then I wouldn't expect it to work as it always has done.