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Asus Q400A - Converting from Windows 8 to Windows 7
Asus Q400A – Upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7
I ordered a refurbished Asus Q400A online. The one I found at the time only came with Windows 8, and I had already decided that I had no desire to use 8. Doing a quick bit of searching revealed that others had done such a conversion, so I knew it was possible. But I couldn't find any details about it, either, so here is my write up on what I went through converting my Q400A to Windows 7.
I am including a few things that did NOT work as well, in case you may be of a mind to try the same things yourself.
I should note that this product came with a note inside the box that the recovery partition had been fully wiped as part of the refurbishment process, in order to ensure that no prior customer data was on the drive. This is somewhat problematic, conceptually at least, because you can't order Windows 8 recovery media for this product! However, this was of no particular concern to me, since I was going to make a full disk backup with my own software anyway.
These are the steps that I went through in getting my Asus Q400A up and running on Windows 7.
Hard disk 5.9
System seems to be fully functional at this point, with the exception that I have the following apparent driver issues still to be resolved:
I have read elsewhere that someone else who did a Windows 7 conversation was having the same USB Controller issue but that all of his ports and devices are working without any error, and my experience is the same at this point. My system appears to be fully functional on Windows 7 SP1 64-Bit.
Thanks for reading; I hope this is helpful to someone!
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|03 Nov 2013||#2|
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Were you unaware that Windows 7 is the first driver-complete OS? Any drivers not provided by installer are quickly updated when you get online via wireless or ethernet to enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates, with repeated requested reboots, until there are no more.
While you're doing that look over the steps to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 based on helping with tens of thousands of Windows 7 installs here. You may want to do it over, or make some changes.
Report back after all Updates are installed. Hopefully you didn't override any drivers Windows 7 wanted in the first place.
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