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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7

22 Dec 2012   #1

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Installing Windows 7

Hey everyone.
Yesterday I bought a new laptop, an ASUS N56VZ-S3318H if anyone is wondering, and it comes with a Windows 8 disk, which I really hate, I haven't installed it yet, I pretty much just took it out of the box and started it up for a couple seconds and closed it.
Now, it also comes with a bunch of software, since my previous laptop (this one) is an HP I'd very much like to try some of this software out, now I was wondering can I just go ahead and install Windows 7?
Will this cause any performance cuts?
Will I get to keep the software that comes with it?
The shop keeper said it was ok and it wouldn't cause any problems, but is it 100% ok?
I'm also aware that the website has Windows 7 drivers so I'm asuming it can run it.
I'm not interested in dual-booting it, since I don't want to have anything to do with Windows 8 for now.

Thanks.

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22 Dec 2012   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

information   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html




Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


Sorry to say, but ASUS are not doing Recovery disc's

G75 Windows 8, AI Recovery Utlity, Intel 520 ssd

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thinkspring
I just spoke with a polite & well-informed person at Asus tech support regarding how to create a disk image for my new g75 (which I purchased yesterday) that has Windows 8 on it.

The answer was what I feared- currently there are no Asus-provided recovery tools to create a disk image for the G75VW with Windows 8. This was very surprising to me but right now this is the official word from Asus.

Will you need to use the Windows system image.

System Image - Create in Windows 8

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8


System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8



To install Windows 7:
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7


You will need to buy Windows 7 license.
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22 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

there is no problem
win8 and Windows 7 both have almost the same platform and most of software would work on both. after installing Windows 7 check your driver disk and install your wireless or lan driver. get access to the internet and just update your windows to get all of the drivers.
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22 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
information   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


Sorry to say, but ASUS are not doing Recovery disc's

G75 Windows 8, AI Recovery Utlity, Intel 520 ssd

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thinkspring
I just spoke with a polite & well-informed person at Asus tech support regarding how to create a disk image for my new g75 (which I purchased yesterday) that has Windows 8 on it.

The answer was what I feared- currently there are no Asus-provided recovery tools to create a disk image for the G75VW with Windows 8. This was very surprising to me but right now this is the official word from Asus.

Will you need to use the Windows system image.

System Image - Create in Windows 8

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8


System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8



To install Windows 7:
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7


You will need to buy Windows 7 license.
I'm really confused with everything you just said, why would I need a recovery disc? Are you talking about backing up with software that came with the computer? I'm yet to install anything in this computer, it's brand new.

--I actually went to the "Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7" link and I figured you copy-pasted from there, but that's not really what I need since, like I said it's brand new, I don't even have the OS installed yet.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
there is no problem
win8 and Windows 7 both have almost the same platform and most of software would work on both. after installing Windows 7 check your driver disk and install your wireless or lan driver. get access to the internet and just update your windows to get all of the drivers.
So I don't need the disk that came with the computer? Only a Windows 7 disk and I'm good to go?
Also what happens to the software? Is it already installed in the HD? And will it work with Windows 7 as well?
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22 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

youp, that works, just boot with your Windows 7 disk
but about the software, they are in the other dvds, i have asus too, there is a driver dvd which would install all the software they told in the brochure. you should install them additionally after you installed Windows 7
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22 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paulo27 View Post
Also what happens to the software? Is it already installed in the HD? And will it work with Windows 7 as well?
To put on Windows 7, you'll need to do a clean install. Pre-installed software will be lost.

That assumes that you have no install media for the software.

An an alternative, I suggest that you try Classic Shell:

Welcome to Classic Shell

The result won't be Windows 7, but it will restore much of the stuff that Microsoft removed from the desktop.

That approach will be a lot safer than trying to replace the OS.
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22 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
youp, that works, just boot with your Windows 7 disk
but about the software, they are in the other dvds, i have asus too, there is a driver dvd which would install all the software they told in the brochure. you should install them additionally after you installed Windows 7
Nevermind.
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22 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paulo27 View Post
Also what happens to the software? Is it already installed in the HD? And will it work with Windows 7 as well?
To put on Windows 7, you'll need to do a clean install. Pre-installed software will be lost.

That assumes that you have no install media for the software.

An an alternative, I suggest that you try Classic Shell:

Welcome to Classic Shell

The result won't be Windows 7, but it will restore much of the stuff that Microsoft removed from the desktop.

That approach will be a lot safer than trying to replace the OS.
I actually know some alternatives, and to be honest I'll probably go ahead and install Windows 8, try the software out and just dump Windows 8 all together if it doesn't appeal me, the pre-installed software this is.

And @mmkarimi I don't have a second disk, so I'm asuming it's like bobkn said, it's pre-installed.
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22 Dec 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paaulo27
--I actually went to the "Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7" link and I figured you copy-pasted from there, but that's not really what I need since, like I said it's brand new, I don't even have the OS installed yet.
The link is for New PC's with Windows 8,

Quote:
So I don't need the disk that came with the computer? Only a Windows 7 disk and I'm good to go?
If you have a license, yes.

Quote:
Also what happens to the software? Is it already installed in the HD?
all software installed to the new PC's will be deleted.

Quote:
--I actually went to the "Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7" link and I figured you copy-pasted from there,
I wrote the tutorial.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote:
--I actually went to the "Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7" link and I figured you copy-pasted from there,
I wrote the tutorial.[/QUOTE]

Actually found that out afterwards, sorry about that.


Also thanks for the help guys, really appreciate it.
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