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Windows 7: wiping win 8 off lap top and installing win 7


25 Aug 2013   #1

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wiping win 8 off lap top and installing win 7

My grandson has a new lap top with win 8 and was wanting me to check and see if the drive could be wiped and windows 7 fresh installed? Is win 7 likely to have the needed board drivers? I'm not sure what lap top he has yet. Thanks! Also, can a backup image be saved like win 7 just in case?


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25 Aug 2013   #2

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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





You can use the OEM version of
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
warning   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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

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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25 Aug 2013   #3

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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





You can use the OEM version of
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
warning   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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

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.
Hi, I haven't even seen the pc yet, he just called a while ago wanting to know because he bought a game that's not compatable with win 8. Thanks! is there a compatiability mode he might could use?
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25 Aug 2013   #4

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Hi, I haven't even seen the pc yet, he just called a while ago wanting to know because he bought a game that's not compatable with win 8. Thanks! is there a compatiability mode he might could use?
I would check on the games web site for a Windows 8 update.
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25 Aug 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
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Hi, I haven't even seen the pc yet, he just called a while ago wanting to know because he bought a game that's not compatable with win 8. Thanks! is there a compatiability mode he might could use?
I would check on the games web site for a Windows 8 update.
Good idea thanks!
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25 Aug 2013   #6

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You are welcome.
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