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Windows 7: change from W8 back to W7

04 Jan 2015   #1
gordie

both 32 and 64
 
 
change from W8 back to W7

can i remove W8 and reinstall W7 on a friends laptop i was told W8 changed the bios and boot loader so thought i'd check in here and google this


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04 Jan 2015   #2
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes.

What make/model laptop is it, and do you have the install media for win7?

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04 Jan 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You have to disable secure boot in the bios, and also change to legacy boot, if possible.
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04 Jan 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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04 Jan 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I searched for that tut and it didn`t come up. LOL
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04 Jan 2015   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I searched for that tut and it didn`t come up. LOL
It's on the eightforums.
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05 Jan 2015   #7
gordie

both 32 and 64
 
 

thanks guys its a friends laptop sorry not sure what type of laptop it is but must not be to old if it came with W8 on it. So thats all I do is disable the secure boot and legacy boot because we have the W7 disk but wasn't sure on if you could change heard rumors on W8 boot loader and other things only because I am a linux user and we had to change a few things on the grub loader

Thanks guys
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05 Jan 2015   #8
gregrocker

 

In addition to the BIOS changes discussed in the Downgrade tutorial, look over these steps which assure you'll get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7
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