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Windows 7: Downgrade from windows8 to W7


29 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Add me to list of people confused as to why you called it Windows 8. As a suggestion, stop messing around with some hacked version of the OS, and get the real thing.


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29 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

I would format clean install and start again... God knows what kind of viruses you got yourself now. REMEBER ALWAYS BACKUP IMPORTANT FILES.
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29 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

It's a pirated copy, most probable. Get a clean and genuine Windows 7 version. Windows 8 does not exist so far.
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01 Oct 2010   #14

windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
You know, one might be forced to ask why you're installing "beta" software on your system, then wonder how to save "programs and drivers".

I've told hundreds of users, and now I'm telling you.... If you don't want to go thru the trouble of restoring the system, don't do anything that might cause a NEED to restore your system. In other words, if the programs and drivers were so valuable, why install "beta" software?

I wasn't asking how to save Programs and drivers- I can always back them up on a separate drive. what i was wondering was if there was a way to downgrade (if you will) from this version to the normal Windows 7 Ultimate, and use something like the Windows Transfer Wizard. But anyway I wiped the partition clean and reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate with no problems.
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01 Oct 2010   #15

windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Add me to list of people confused as to why you called it Windows 8. As a suggestion, stop messing around with some hacked version of the OS, and get the real thing.
Windows8 is what the label on the disk stated. that is why I refered to it that way. I do have the real version but wanted to try this one. All of my files are safe because i have them on a separate partition.
BTW, Thanks everyone for their input, it was all interesting to read!
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01 Oct 2010   #16
Microsoft MVP

 

Your files are not safe on a separate partition if you have infected your HD. Run MSE and Malwarebytes on all drives, including the bogus DVD.
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01 Oct 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I just gotta ask. Why would you even consider experimenting on your current system. Swap the hdrive first, I know, you probably don`t have one. I would reinstall and learn from your experience.
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02 Dec 2011   #18

Windows 8 Developer Preview
 
 

I have the same question too....
Need downgrade to windows 7 ultimate 32bit from Windows 8 Beta (Windows Developer Preview)
without losing settings and installed programs.

And here's my screenshots:
(It's was all great, more greater than windows 7, but there's so many problems there )

Desktop


StartScreen





Window


Taskbar


Menu (Move Cursor to the Lower Right Corner on StartScreen Button)


If you want to try out the Windows 8 Beta (Windows Developer Preview) too, you can download it here:
Windows Metro Style Apps Developer Downloads
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02 Dec 2011   #19

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Aircatcher1, you format and reinstall. There is no "downgrade" or upgrade.
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02 Dec 2011   #20

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aircatcher1 View Post
Need downgrade to windows 7 ultimate 32bit from Windows 8 Beta (Windows Developer Preview)
Actually, it's not the same issue because the OP was using a "hacked" version of Windows 7 floating around that claimed to be Windows 8. So, unbeknownst to them, they were already using Windows 7.

Also, what you were using is not the Beta. The beta has not been released yet.
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