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Windows 7: Installing Win 7 over Windows 8.1


15 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Installing Win 7 over Windows 8.1

G'day,

Some time ago a bought a laptop that came with Win 7 installed. I then went ahead and bought the update to Windows 8 and then updated to 8.1. After six months or so I have decided that I would rather use Win 7. My question is; can I just insert the Win 7 installation disc and start over from scratch? I do not care what happens to anything that is currently running in Windows 8.1, I have backups, etc., but I don't want to ruin the machine. Any advice would be very welcome. Thanks up front.

Cheers,
Fritz

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15 May 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, make sure you have the latest official Windows 7 installer with SP1 provided in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then follow those steps to get and keep a perfect install. During the booted install delete all partitions to get it cleanest. The tutorial will help you prepare so you don't leave anything behind.
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16 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hey Gregrocker,

Excellent! I thank you three times. Much appreciated.

Cheers,
Fritz
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