|13 Aug 2013||#1|
Downgrade Win8 laptop to Win7
I have a Win8 laptop on which I want to install Win7 Pro (for which a have a DVD and key). I know simply trying to boot the Win7 disk does not do it. Is the problem the Win8 drive is a GPT disk? If so can I use Partiton to change it to MBR and just go from there? If not, what else do I have to do?
The methods I see on line are quite confusing.
Why MS chose to mess with things that have worked for a decade is beyond me.
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|14 Aug 2013||#5|
For Lenovo G500 with Windows 8 core Pre-installed.
1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.
2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.
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