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Windows 7: Revert to windows 7 from windows 8.1

27 Jul 2013   #1

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Revert to windows 7 from windows 8.1

Hello Everyone,
I have an Asus UX31A I got it with windows 7 pro installed on it.
I then upgraded to windows 8 by downloading a file from Microsoft's site.
I have recently installed windows 8.1 preview and I am trying to revert to windows 7.
By the way,I have deleted my "windows old" file after installing windows 8
Is there any way to revert to windows 7?) I have genuine disc and a serial of 7x64 ult')
Does any body know of a step by step manual that could guide me through the process?
Any kind of help would be much appreciated

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27 Jul 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Here's an excellent tutorial for you: Clean Install Windows 7

If you will re-install the same original Windows 7 edition which came pre-installed with your computer, you will find additional tips here: Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

Kari
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27 Jul 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Everything you need is here to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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27 Jul 2013   #4

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thank you for your prompt reply.
The trouble.....as I see it is that the laptop came with the Windows 7 os installed (I don't have a disc for that specific os)and all I have is a genuine copy of win7x64 ult' which I intended to use at my office.
Will this be enough?
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27 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

You want to install the same version that came with your pc, if you want to use the original key on the COA sticker on the bottom of the laptop.

You can use the Ultimate disc you have, but why waste that license, when the laptop came with windows pre installed, find a machine where you can download windows from the above links and burn to dvd or flashdrive.
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27 Jul 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Everything you need is here to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Just to explain why I gave the standard clean install link instead of factory OEM reinstall: As far as I know the OP's ultrabook has been offered with Windows 7 HP and Pro, not with Ultimate, so I assumed OP's Windows 7 Ultimate is a self bought retail / OEM copy instead of factory OEM.
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27 Jul 2013   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the ASUS OEM manufacturer's website.
Essentio Recovery Software
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