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Windows 7: can i go back to win 7

26 Oct 2012   #1

win 7 home 64 bit
 
 
can i go back to win 7

i am getting ready to upgrade to wins 8, and i was wondering that if i dont like it can and how do i go back to win 7. thank you.

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26 Oct 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bill, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It depends on how your Windows 7 was originally installed?

If using a retail installation disc, then you could just do a clean install of Windows 7 to restore it.

If Windows 7 came preinstalled on your computer, then you should create a set of factory recovery discs before upgrading to Windows 8 to have to be able to do a factory restore of Windows 7 if needed in the future. If you like, please post back with what brand and model your computer is, and I'll be happy to find the instructions for how to create a set of recovery discs for your model.
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26 Oct 2012   #3

win 7 home 64 bit
 
 

thank you brink, here is the info,
Samsung Series 7 DP700A3B-A02US 23-Inch All-in-One Desktop
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26 Oct 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You should be able to open Samsung Recovery Solution to have an option to create a "complete backup". This will be on page 83 of your manual.

Start Menu -> All Programs -> Samsung Recovery Solution

OR

By pressing F4 key during boot.

For the manual and drivers for your computer, you can get them at the Samsung link below.

Support - All-in-One PCs DP700A3B | Samsung All-in-One PCs
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26 Oct 2012   #5

win 7 home 64 bit
 
 

thank you very much.
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26 Oct 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
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26 Oct 2012   #7

win 7 home 64 bit
 
 

brink i have one more ? insted of using 4 dvds could i save the backup to my d drive, would that work or should i save it to dvd.
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26 Oct 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It would be best to save it to separate physical HDD (internal or external) than the one Windows 7 is installed on.

DVD's are not as reliable, and it would take quite a few for a complete image backup.
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26 Oct 2012   #9

win 7 home 64 bit
 
 

so i take that to mean, it would be ok to put it on my internal d drive, as wins 7 is on my c drive.
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26 Oct 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If your D drive is a separate physical HDD than the C drive, then you're good to go.

Otherwise, you'll have to be real careful not to delete or select it when installing Windows 8 to not delete it by mistake.
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